Our Winter 2019/2020 Series
- The Basics of Night Photography – in Leeds, Clarence Dock – October 30th
- Light painting with torches & wire wool spinning – Roundhay Park, Leeds – 13th November
- Creative camera control with Xmas lights – Leeds city centre – December 11th
- Night Architecture – Salford Quays, Greater Manchester – 15th January
- Lighting Kirkstall Abbey OR Sheffield City Centre – 12th February
- Lighting the Landscape – Almscliffe Crag (or Cow and Calf, or Brimham Rocks) – March 18th
Each workshop is the second or middle Wednesday of the month, starting at 7 PM and ending at 10 PM – though some may go on longer if we want to keep going.
What you’ll learn in this workshop
This is a return to light painting we did in Roundhay Park, only on a bigger scale! The Abbey is a bit of a monster, and looks great lit green or red! This evening is all about taking turns to light it different colours, different colour combinations and adding drama with wire wood sparks.
If the group would prefer a city night, I’ve put the option of swapping over to Sheffield instead – this is a cracking city centre, with art and strange water features at the train station and lots of steel balls and oddities throughout the city centre.
You will need:-
- A camera with manual exposure mode
- A camera where you can easily switch Auto Focus on and off
- A camera which can do exposures of 30 seconds or longer
- A tripod – a sturdy one is best, but any will do though a flimsy one may frustrate you!
- Lots of batteries – if you’ve only got 1, we’d recommend buying at least 1 spare and having it fully charged
- Head torch – so you can have both hands free to see your camera in the dark
- Torch – ideally a VERY POWERFUL torch, new LED torches are perfect for this and can be sourced on EBAY/AMAZON cheaply. If possible get a “thrower” type of torch as they have a tightly focussed narrow beam
- Gels – again EBAY/AMAZON – and look for Coloured Gel Sheets – you just need ones big enough to cover your torch’s end with