Sculpting With Light: Landscape Light Painting & Post Production

SHIMMER WORKSHOP: Sculpting with Light / Landscape Light Painting & Post Production

When: Saturday 10 Sept 2016 2pm – 9.30pm

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: Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vale SA

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:

  1. 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.
  2. A tripod is essential.
  3. Consider the weather and bring warm clothes, sturdy footwear and a water bottle.
  4. If you have a good torch please bring it along to help you set up your camera in the dark – it can also be modified to use for light painting
  5. We will have a break between 2 session for an early dinner. There is a restaurant on site but you can bring your meal if you wish

Cost: $240.00

About: Light painting is an exciting and original way to create memorable photographs. Unlike conventional photography that relies on existing light to photograph a scene, light painting puts your camera ‘in the dark’ and only allows it to see what you want it to see. This way of working offers countless possibilities for aspiring photographers. You will have the opportunity to work on location in low light to create unique and memorable images, which can add variety and technical diversity to your portfolio. Peter will be doing a post production demo session before the shoot to help you anticipate the steps involved in finessing the crafted image. There will also be a presentation of Peter’s best images to get you inspired.


Share with:


Related Posts

Our First Tintype Workshop

We had our first Tintype Workshop in the Tintype Traveller over the weekend. Despite the rains we had a full house ( and our intrepid explorers braved the mud and rain to tackle the landscape with some wonderful images captured across the day. We got a chance to try out our brand new emergency weather-shield […]

Read More

The Tintype Traveller is at Shimmer!

We are on location.. The Tintype Traveller has settled nicely into it’s residency at Red Poles Gallery in McLaren Vale, South Australia. The mobile darkroom is equipped and ready for it’s first workshop on the weekend. We have our fingers crossed for good weather as we show 3 intrepid photographers the ropes of creating a […]

Read More

Leave a Reply