Learn Light Painting – Top Sites To Follow
Learn Light Painting -Top Sites To Follow
Finding information on the net about any given subject depends on several factors. So much info out there but where should I search? What keywords should I use for searching?With Light Painting this is no different. It’s not always easy to find where to search. That’s why I decided to make a list of Top Light Painting Sites I know with a lot of educative content for anyone who might be eager to dig in.
Disclaimer: This is definitely not everything that is out there.These are just some sites I know and thought its gonna be useful for people if I put them all in one place. Please feel free to comment if I missed anything (which I am sure I have.. ). I promise I ‘ll keep updating this one as we go.
So ..Here we go .. (in random order):
Most likely you know this one already. Light Painting Photography is the passion child of Jason D. Page. As I mentioned before this was the first place I found tons of information about Light Painting, tools, artists, tutorials and more. It is a definite MUST if you are into Light Painting
One of the first video channels I found on Youtube, Chris Benbow site, and youtube channel is definitely a place to check.
Dana Maltby aka TCB is an “underground” legend in the light painting world. His site was also one of the first places I found lots of information about DIY tools and tons of inspiration.
Harold Ross is a full-time photographer that specializes in a light painting technique he calls “Sculpting with Light.” In his blog, you can find some really helpful tutorials about his technique. If you are interested in still life light painting photography, you MUST follow this one!
Light Painting World Alliance is a group founded by Sergey Churkin, with a simple but great idea. Make a global artist database to make it easier for the artist to collaborate, and companies to easier find talents. In the LPWA Manifesto you can find their ideas, beliefs, and activities for helping to raise Light Painting as an art form.LPWA has been organizing exhibitions all over the world and with the help of local artists around the world, LPWA also organizes Meetups for people to get together and share their passion.You can also find the Historic Catalogue, a detailed research with historical facts since the beginning of Light Painting.
Darren Pearson is a California-based light painter. He is one of the few artists in light painting with a recognizable style. On his website, he has a section with tips and educational material like tutorial and videos.
If you have access to a 3d printer Dennis Ryus might have some interesting stuff for you. Great guy, really helpful with creating some 3d models of tools and adapters and sharing them online
Blog site of Dan Chick. Cool guy with some cool tutorials. Check his FB group below too.
Dennis Smith is an Australian based photographer/light painter.He has his own line of tools and also organizes workshops. On his website, he has a section with video tutorials explaining some techniques and also showcasing some tools and their effect.
Another website I recently discovered. Run by Manuel Köstler, Sandra Wagner, and Ryus Lightworks the have as goals to show tips and trick, encourage teamwork and do mutual projects. The site is only in German.
This one is my latest discovery. It’s basically a youtube channel from 2 American guys, Dan McCreight and Johnny Andrews who want to share their passion. They created a VLOG with tutorials and ideas about light painting. Although I think that Vlog is finished, they seem to put new videos. Check them out!
Another I found only recently although the guy had been active in light painting for a long time. The site is from Chris Noelle and he has a section with some tutorials about tools and techniques.
Eric Pare is one of the most recognizable light painting artists at the moment. His 360 bullet time light painting and his tube techniques have been having a tremendous response for people not previously aware of light painting. He created this FB group to help this community he has set up with inspiration, tips and tricks and some tutorials too.
A very active group about tips and tricks for the light painting brushes system.
Patrick Rochon’s new group. Like the name tells, mostly about Blade techniques so if you are interested in blades, check this out!
A Facebook page of John Griffin. Nice place with some pretty cool tutorials he has made over the years.
Dan Chick’s FB group you can also find some cool tutorials and people explaining how they did a shot.
Pixelstick is a powerful tool for light painting.I ‘ll probably be doing one review of it soon since I recently got one myself. This group is all about it.
Maria Saggese started this one with info and inspiration about fiber optic techniques.
A group made by Jan Leonardo for people to share techniques and info.
Another FB (mainly in French language ) that has people sharing some stuff. They also have a nice monthly challenge for everyone to participate!
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