Dave Black Workshop
Well I have done a lot of light painting this year, but not too much with live models, so I loved this opportunity to work people who knew how to hold very still. In fact, this cowboy, and my next post – The Ballerina, are my first experiences doing a light painting portrait of professional models. I was amazed how still they were able to hold. Remember this shot was done in total darkness. With a 30-second exposure, I revealed the subject with a flashlight. I added some black canvas space to the right to emphasis the rule of thirds and improve the composition a bit. Once again, a great workshop, thanks to Dave Black!
Once Dave set up the scene, we each took turns using the flashlight to “paint the light” during a 30-second exposure. We each got three tries to make our own light painting. I made a few camera raw adjustments, and as I mentioned before, I added canvas size to the right of the cowboy to improve the composition a bit.