Dave Black Workshop
Fisherman’s Gear Light Painting
This was the second of four light paintings we did under the direction of Dave Black in his pre-conference workshop at Photoshop World last week. Ron helped with this scene and we each took turns using flashlights to light up the scene. It was pitch dark, so we used a 15-second exposure with close, detailed light painting. The extreme shallow depth of field comes from Ron’s tilt shift lens. It kind of give this an artsy, dreamy effect. The white balance was right on and I love the result of the blurry areas.
I must say, this workshop makes me ever more committed to continue this style of photography. I have always enjoyed capturing lights with a camera, from the first time my friends and I took a camera in our dark storage room and shined flashlights on our faces. This technique is much more artistic and I am totally enthralled with the possibilities it offers those who don’t mind spending a lot of time in the dark.