Learn this unique technique for lit your pictures in a way never seen before.
Announcing the much awaited light painting photography workshop, at Metahouse
~ May 9th,10th and 11th 2014.
**Registration is now open.
More dates to be announced soon.
Instructors: Roberto Traina
Location: Meta House ,Phnom Penh.
Tuition: $ 75 USD
Class Size: Limited to 8 attendees
Registration: Call: or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please contact us prior to sending a deposit to confirm availability.)
You can see my students’ images in my pages
Please join us for what promises to be another weekend filled with invaluable light painting training… and fun!
With 6 years as a full time professional photographer, Roberto is an experienced night and still life photographer and educator, and for almost 4 years, has been using light painting as his primary lighting technique. Roberto has developed a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of the technique. His approach to light painting is a subtle and naturalistic one.
These workshops involve real teaching of Roberto’s methods, and this is a technical and intensive workshop… you will be given the training needed to produce work at a very high level. You will be receiving personal, detailed hands-on (literally!) instruction on proper light painting (not light pointing), and Roberto’s post production process. You will actually learn the nuances of lighting, and the nuances of using masking to create beautiful images.
At every workshop, someone asks the question: “Can you light paint people?” Well, Roberto does! See Roberto’s work .
This intensive studio light painting workshop will answer all of your questions and give you the hands-on training that you need to create your own images using this powerful technique. You will also learn about various light sources, their properties and uses, in-depth use of layers and masking in Photoshop, as well as advanced post production image enhancement techniques. Don’t worry… no experience with Photoshop is needed, we will get you up and running, and by the end of the workshop you will be quite comfortable in the use of layers and masking.
We will supply all light sources for your use, you just need to bring your DSLR camera and a laptop or iMac with Photoshop CS4/CS5/CS6, as well as the RAW image capture and processing software of your choice. You will also need a shutter release cable (cable preferred over wireless remotes, which can be finicky), and your USB connection cable that came with your camera (an extension is highly recommended). Contact us if you have any questions about these items.
If you wish, you may bring your own subject(s), just let us know ahead of time what you would like to bring, as some subjects may be too challenging for a beginning workshop.
The afternoon session will consist of each attendee composing and shooting their own still life image, under the instructors’ supervision.
Sunday morning will start off with working on the post production of your images in Photoshop. Under Roberto’s guidance, you will gain insight into the use of layers, adjustment layers, groups and masking and many other image enhancement techniques as they relate to the light painting process. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have final finished image files.
Here is our schedule:
– Day 1
10:00am – 4:00pm Meet and greet followed by Roberto’s talk on lighting theory with a slide show of Roberto’s work and a lecture on lighting tools, techniques and image capture. A short talk on visual adaptation followed by the students’ hands-on exercise on how to light a simple object for shape and texture. Roberto will then photograph a still life using light painting to demonstrate the technique, and to discuss lighting angles and movement.
– Day 2
10:00am: Post production of Roberto’s demonstration image, which was shot the evening before – layers, masking and blending techniques. This is followed by the students composing and light painting their own still life image.
12:00pm: Lunch Break
12:30pm: Continuation of students composing and light painting your own still life image.
– Day 3
10:00am: Hands-on Post-production of your image
12:00pm: Lunch Break
12:30pm: Hands-on Post-production of your image conitnued
2:30pm: Wrap-up and Review of student images
Seats are limited, so please hurry and book your space now!