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FAST CLASS: Light Painting

Tim Cooper

FAST CLASS: Light Painting

Tim Cooper

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Try a Fast Class – now available to all CreativeLive subscribers! Fast Classes are shortened “highlight” versions of our most popular classes that let you consume 10+ hours in about 60 minutes. We’ve edited straight to the most popular moments, actionable techniques, and profound insights into bite-sized chunks– so you can easily find and focus on what matters most to you. (And of course, you can always go back to the full class for a deep dive into your favorite parts.)

Full-length class: Light Painting with Tim Cooper

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Shooting at night can create dynamic landscapes or portraits through long exposures. By using a wide range of tools, you can add light to your night photographs to create dynamic highlights or unique shapes. Painting with light opens a door into night photography that will keep you out until the wee hours of the morning. Tim Cooper is the author of The Magic of Painting with Light and in this course, you’ll learn:

  • The basics of light painting from accessories to camera considerations
  • How to use test shots to capture your focus and exposure in the dark
  • How to post-process your night images in Lightroom
  • How to use layer stacking in Photoshop to build up light in your photographs

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Tim's Gear Guide
Tim's Lightroom Presets