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Long Exposure Photography – Light Painting Techniques – Chester Academy Evening

Thursday, March 17 at 19:00 22:00

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Long Exposure Photography – Light Painting Techniques – Chester Academy Evening

What Will Happen

Heading into the dark with your camera has never been so much fun and that’s just what we will be doing at the Long Exposure Photography – Light Painting Techniques, Chester Academy Evening with Welshot. You will be creating images painted with light using a wide variety of devices and tools such as, torches, EL wire and props. We will be on location during this shoot, visiting the many historic backdrops in Chester and using them to our advantage to enhance our photographs. Light painting is a technique used in long exposure photography where you can use artificial light sources to illuminate a scene, or to create new elements within the image.

Light painting, or painting with light, as it is sometimes known as, is a very useful skill to have under your photographic technique tool belt – the possibilities are endless. Light painting is visually spectacular. It is unlike anything you can see with the naked eye and we can promise you one thing, this long exposure session will be lots of fun.

This Academy Evening will provide you with not only some great images, top skills but also give you a great night out with other like-minded people who love photography. Why don’t you join us – We’d love to help YOU get the best out of YOUR camera.

Whether you are a beginner to photography, a photographer who would like to try a new genre, learn a new technique or skill or a more advanced photographer who wants to build their image portfolio, you will be made welcome and we would love to help you get the best out of your camera.

A behind the scenes photo taken at a Welshot Photographic low light, long exposure and painting with light academy evening
Behind The Scenes @ Welshot – Welshot Academy Members learning how to paint with light.

The Welshot Team will be at hand throughout this session to assist and help you get the best from your camera, so you can leave at the end of this session with memory cards full of beautiful photographs and great memories.

Please Note: No food or drink is included in the cost of this event. This is a fully outdoor event – please make sure you come dressed appropriately. If Welshot decides to postpone this event due to bad weather conditions you will be given a number of options regarding your booking.

Welshot will be keeping within Welsh Government regulations and recommendations regarding the Coronavirus and Covid 19 Regulations, and we expect our delegates to do the same

Image Credit(s): Susie Cro, Eifion Williams, Sam Lock

Photo showing an image created by painting with light in an old church crypt

You Will Learn

  • How to use your camera settings and functions specifically for light painting
  • Which lights, tools and devices are used to create the best images
  • How to spin orbs, create rainbow ribbons and other dramatic shapes, forms and textures
  • How using really long exposures can give you different effects
  • How to use locations, backdrops and props to enhance your light painting images
  • How to think creatively
  • What Welshot can do for you and your photography

The Schedule

  • 19:00 – Meet at Chester Crowne Plaza – Welcome, introductions, handouts if applicable
  • 19:10 – Photography Group session one
  • 20:30 – Comfort break – No refreshments are included in this event
  • 20:45 – Photography – Group session two
  • 22:00 – Finish

Please Bring

  • Camera and lenses suitable for this event – Wide angle if possible or standard zoom
  • Spare (Fully Charged) Batteries and Memory Card
  • Tripod / Cable release if you have one
  • Refreshments – Snacks or drinks you think you will require during the event
  • A list of ideas, help, questions etc that you would like to discuss with Welshot Team Leaders


This event is discounted to £32.00 at checkout if you are a Welshot Academy Member. To become a Welshot Member and receive some great benefits check this link.

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Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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