Hey Cincinnati and surrounding areas! I'll be headed your way with on class on one of my favorite photography techniques. I'm extremely excited to share my approach and insight with a Light Painting Workshop. Space is limited, sign up today!
One day only - Sunday, July 15th in Morrow, Ohio
Reserve your spot in the class here - LIGHT PAINTING WORKSHOP
A chilly round 2 of light paintings in Morrow, Ohio with Quang Ho, one of my all time favorite artists and humans.
For this series of images Quang attached the flashlight to the tip of a 8 foot fallen tree branch which allowed him to view the motions of his strokes from a distance. Generally the flashlight is held by hand. Also this was the first time he's attempted this technique and his 2nd try at light painting.
Over the years I’ve been lucky to watch him work his magic with numerous mediums. And still to this day his range of subjects and styles has yet to lose its essence of surprise. Whether it be on canvas, or with a stick and a flashlight, this guy knows his craft.
Check out more of his work here - QuangHo.com
Always a pleasure having pal and super talented artist @shantell_martin in town for a few days. We talked about art and commerce, broke bread and chugged weak tea. She even inspired me to take a few swings with a flashlight during a long exposure collaboration. Good times with good people. Be sure to check her channel out on youtube as well!
Painting with light is far more difficult than one may perceive. Even for the most innately gifted of artists it can prove to be a challenge.
I had the opportunity of working with @shantell_martin recently. So of course I had to ask to her to try her hand at experimenting with the technique. Without hesitation she was in.
Having never attempted this before, it wasn’t more than a couple frames before she had it figured out. Not to mention; we made it work at a not so ideal park in lower downtown and a nearby dark alley.
Artist, friend, mentor, and brother from another mother, Quang Ho and his family have had a huge influence on my life and artistic path from a young age.
Amidst a holiday dinner and with the aid of a quality single barrel scotch I was able to convince him to step outside and paint with a flashlight for a portrait idea I had in mind for him.
I ran these exposures manually from around 20 seconds to a minute long, depending on the duration needing to complete the light painting. Incredible watching him blindly scribe the area with a basic flashlight to create these forms almost effortlessly.
Good fun and quite an honor collaborating with the humble master.
Painting a river with a flashlight and watching the earth rotate.
A big part of photography for me is experimentation, having fun, and trying not to get too hung up on apertures and f-stops. To this day I'm still amazed how basic camera functions can subtly send reality into a visible time warp.
I feel new types of subjects always help to keep the vision fresh as an artist. That being said, recently I had an opportunity to work with the lovely and talented local performing artist, Ashlee Wagoner and her mesmerizing collection of LED hula-hoops.
After almost calling off the shoot due to a sub-torrential downpour, we went ahead and decided to battle the rain, fading light, and a surprise cameo from The Denver Cruisers, a local bicyclist club. Tons of fun getting our socks soggy on this shoot.
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