Light Tableaux: Light Painting Still Life

SHIMMER WORKSHOP: Light Tableaux / Light Painting Still Life

Date: Sunday 11 Sept 2016 11am – 3pm

Facilitated by: Peter Solness

Since 2010 Peter has taught light painting skills to well over 1,000 people. Peter is regarded as a pioneer in the art of light painting. His innovative and passionate approach has seen his work receive multiple photography awards. Peter is regularly profiled in magazines and online media such as the Weekend Australian Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Photography and Australian Art Review. Peter’s light painted images are held in the collections of The Museum of Sydney, NSW Parliament House, Macquarie University Gallery and numerous private collections. His work can be viewed on his website:

Location: Port Noarlunga Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga SA (Visual Arts room)

Who is this for?: This workshop is best suited to photographers of an intermediate level who are comfortable using manual settings on their cameras

What to bring: Bring a digital camera with fully charged batteries and the owner’s manual if you have one. Your camera must be able to do 30 second long exposures, have a manual focus option and have manual exposure settings. These are features that are standard with modern DSLR cameras. A tripod is also essential. If you have a good torch please bring it along to help you set up your camera in the dark. Please bring along a few interesting objects that you might want to use in your images.

We will have a break between 2 session for a light lunch. There is a restaurant on site but you can bring your meal if you wish.

Cost:  $185.00

About: Light painting can be applied in many different ways to create memorable images. In this half-day workshop we will work in a studio environment and explore ways to create unique still life and portrait images, using simple hand-held torches. You will have the opportunity to work on location to create unique and memorable images, which can add variety and technical diversity to your portfolio. There will also be a presentation of Peter’s best images to get you inspired!

  1. Native wildflowers such as Banksias and Bottlebrush will be set up and photographed using specially modified torches.
  2. A range of interesting objects will be available to use in your arrangements;
  3. We will also explore ways of doing portraiture using torchlight and look at ways to solve common technical issues which can occur when using slow exposures.
  4. There will be the opportunity to try out some of the latest light painting tools on the market such as: The Pixelstick, EL (electroluminescent) Wire, Fibre Optic Brushes, Perspex Light Refractors, Light Wands and other fascinating light modifying devices

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