The art of light painting: A masterclass with David Gilliver
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life Photo Media Centre, Heritage Way, Coatbridge, ML5 1QD
Thursday 7th March, 11am - 4pm
Each Workshop typically lasts around 4 hours. Each attendee will also receive a copy of David’s e-book (A step-by-step guide to Light Painting) at the end of the Workshop which is full of helpful information and useful tips about light painting & night photography.
The first hour of the Workshop will be spent discussing the theory behind light painting and looking at camera set-up for long exposure / light painting shoots.
Once this technical (but essential) component is out of the way, the real fun can begin! The remainder of the Workshop will be spent creating light paintings using the amazing collection of tools and devices that David will be bringing along on the day (see below). If you have never been light painting before, prepare to have your mind blown as David introduces you to some of the most exciting and innovative light Painting tools on the market.
What you will need to bring along:
- DSLR camera (or equivalent) with Bulb Mode
- Fully charged battery & SD card
- Cable release or remote trigger device, for starting and stopping your exposures
- Kit lens, or wide-angle lens (anything around the 24mm mark will be ideal)
What David will be bringing along:
- His own camera set-up in case anyone has any technical issues on the day
- Glow Sticks
- A range of torches
- His custom-made Orb-spinning devices
- Various Light Saber tools
- The awesome ‘Pixelstick’
- One of the newest LP tools to hit the market, the ‘Magilight’
As mentioned above, each attendee will also receive a copy of David’s e-book which will ensure you are able to continue your own journey into this magical form of photography full of confidence after the Workshop.
David graduated from the Fine Art Photography (BA Hons) course at the Glasgow School of Art in 2001 and has been working hard to establish himself as a respected professional photographer and artist ever since. He specialises in long-exposure photography (the art of ‘light painting’) as well as landscape and macro photography.
David has been Light Painting for around 9 years now and has been teaching his Workshops for the past 6 years. As well as teaching regular group light painting Workshops he now also teaches this technique in schools across Scotland. His work has been published all around the world and is exhibited and sold by several Art Galleries in Scotland.