Learn night photography and light painting to capture and produce incredible images with Matt Stock’s unique “Painting with light in the dark®” techniques.
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This workshop is for anyone who has never photographed in darkness or is excited to experiment with new lighting techniques. Over the course of several days, students will learn fundamental skills in both night photography as well as light painting. Light painting is the technique of combining long exposure photographs with continuously moving lights in a creative way, allowing for incredible photographic possibilities in partial to complete darkness. When the lights go out and the world becomes a dimmer version of itself, light painters get to work!
While most photographers put their cameras away when the sun sets, students in this workshop will walk away with practical skills they can apply immediately and learn how to take advantage of the night to create photographs 24 hours a day. With these techniques, students will have the ability to transform any dark location: whether a room in one’s own home or the most remote wilderness imaginable into a location full of new photographic opportunities.
This workshop is a blend of in-camera techniques along with lighting and post-production methods to tell a story with light. An equipment list will be provided. Students are expected to have a very basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop but are not expected to have much experience with it.
Through anecdote, studio demonstrations, and on-location practice within the stunning backdrop of the Maine coast, participants will walk away with distinctive images to add to their portfolio and a unique skillset photographing with Matt Stock’s “Painting with light in the dark®” techniques.
Personal transportation is highly recommended. This course will have more breaks during the day than other classes and work later into most evenings. Students are expected to have a very basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop but are not expected to have much experience with it.
Matt will send a short list of suggested lights to purchase and bring along for the workshop.
All images copyright Matt Stock.
Instructor: Matt Stock
Matt Stock developed his signature style of Painting with Light in the Dark® photographs after building his career fusing art and science. To create his photographs, Matt and his team meticulously illuminate a scene on location using light sources ranging from the Milky Way and full moon to specialized lighting tools through the course of many hours and hundreds of individual exposures. He then digitally weaves elements of each of these exposures into a single luminous composition in post-production using Adobe Photoshop. Everything seen in his work was captured in real-time and on location.