Featured Photographer of the Month – Digital Transitions

•January 8, 2021 • 9 Comments

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I’m so excited to be featured as the Photographer of the Month by Digital Transitions, a long-time and well-respected source for all things Medium Format.

A big thanks to all of the folks there!

In particular, Lance Schad and Wayne Cozzolino have been a dependable source of technical advice, equipment recommendations and software support for many years! It’s gratifying to have a long term relationship with people who have such extensive knowledge, which they are always willing to share!

Please check out the article HERE.

Light Painting Photographer Harold Ross Featured in Digital Transitions

 

For workshop information please click HERE .

All images from students over the years are HERE.

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Photography by Harold Ross

Medium Format Magazine – December 2020 Edition!

•December 7, 2020 • 8 Comments

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I’m delighted to be featured again in  Medium Format Magazine!

The magazine is a beautifully designed publication dedicated to many genres of photography, with a focus on medium and large format. I urge you to take a look at the website, and consider subscribing!

And please visit their BLOG for articles and lots of great information on photographic vision and gear.

Medium Format Magazine December 2020 Issue with an article by Light Painting Photographer Harold Ross

Cover photograph by Richard Thomson III

The magazine is full of beautiful and inspirational photographic work and also has some great educational articles.

The December issue was just recently published and I wanted to share the news with everyone. Although focused on medium and large format, the articles and features will be of interest to any photographer. It is mainly subscriber supported, and so, there are very few ads, and there are over 100 pages of photographic content.

 

Medium Format Magazine December 2020 Issue Table of Contents with an article by Light Painting Photographer Harold Ross

My article is called “The Sculptural Nature of Light”, and focuses on the body of work that I call “STILL”.

 

Medium Format Magazine December 2020 Issue Preview of an article by Light Painting Photographer Harold Ross

 

 

In addition to the magazine, the website mediumformat.com, has free articles on gear, photographic vision, and other news. Make sure to go to the menu on the upper right of the page to navigate the BLOG.

From their website: “If you are a medium format photographer or planning to become one, you are in the right place. You will find exclusive content from the best medium format photographers in the world such as Nick Brandt, Ming Thein, Cooper & Gorfer, Marc Koegel, Michael E. Gordon, Harold Ross, Jonas Rask and many more. This is the place where visual ideas are thriving and prompting new ways of seeing and creating imagery. Make sure to subscribe and join us on this exciting medium format journey!”

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To see more of my work, please visit my website HERE.

For my workshop information please click HERE .

All images from my students over the years are HERE.

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Join me for the Cape Cod Art Center’s ZOOM seminar this Saturday Oct. 31st – 10:00 am EST

•October 27, 2020 • 2 Comments

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If you are free this Saturday, please join me for a ZOOM presentation, hosted by the Cape Cod Art Center’s annual CLICK Photography Seminars!

Light Painted Image "Sunflower" by Photographer Harold Ross

Photograph by Harold Ross

This is a series of four seminars, with each speaker being featured on a different Saturday. In addition to myself, the speakers are David H. Wells, Tony Sweet and Rad Drew.

The description and dates from Cape Cod’s Website:

October 31 – Sculpting with Light: Light Painting Still Lifes, Landscapes & More with Harold Ross fine-art photographer Harold Ross will show you light painting techniques to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

November 7Mastering Found light: Light, Shadow, Night and Twilight. Learn all about light from visual storyteller David H. Wells.

November 14Visual Artistry with Tony Sweet discover how Tony approaches composition to find the essence of an image. You’ll then have chance to have him critique and edit one of your photographs.

December 5Rad Drew   –  Creating with Topaz Studio 2 and related Topaz Tools Rad Drew will take you through a workflow using the creative tools of the Topaz Studio plus the powerful DeNoise AI, Sharpen AI, and Mask AI.

You can sign up for all four, or you can sign up for individual seminars. For more information and pricing, Click HERE

As for me, I’ll be giving a (roughly) 90 minute presentation on my work and my image-making process (see description below).

Light Painted image "Still Life with Blood Oranges and Grapes" by Photographer Harold Ross

Photograph by Harold Ross

The description of my presentation from the CCAC website:

Join noted fine-art photographer Harold Ross for a presentation of his Light Sculpting process, a technique that he has been perfecting for 30 years. He will show you how his photographic methods using the technique of light painting can transform the ordinary into the remarkable. Harold will explain the tools needed, the advantages of light painting, and the Six Principles of Light that he feels are essential to mastering lighting. He’ll also touch on the amazing power of enhancing dimension and depth through specialized (yet simple) masking techniques in Photoshop. These masking methods, which Harold teaches in his workshops, are akin to painting and drawing, and are not taught as photographic techniques anywhere else. This will be an information-packed program. Be prepared to be inspired!

Hope to see you there! – Harold

For my workshop information please click HERE .

All images from students over the years are HERE.

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Now take my Light Painting Workshop while at home!

•October 8, 2020 • Leave a Comment

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One-on-One, Remote Light Painting Workshops are now available for individual learning from your home!

You’ll be working with me directly (online), and you’ll be saving on airfare, hotels, meals and rental cars!

***Have you already taken my workshop? Click HERE for the REMOTE Master Class***

Light Painting Image "Green Anvil and Walnuts" by Photographer Harold Ross

 Photograph by Harold Ross

I have been teaching my workshop online for several years now, but I never really advertised it because my work schedule was already pretty full, and so, it was reserved for people abroad who couldn’t travel here for various reasons.

That said, we feel very fortunate that we have had many students who were able to travel here from other countries such as India, Switzerland, Australia, England, Ireland, Hong Kong, Mexico, Brazil, and Canada!  :-)

Due to the Covid-19 situation, I’ve been teaching online to several students who were originally signed up for in-person workshops. The remote teaching has worked out so welI that I’ve decided to offer it to anyone!

Keep in mind that this learning can be stretched out over time if that suits you, or it can be done in a more accelerated manner. In fact, it can be done at any pace that you prefer!

Light Painted Photograph "Still Life with Olive Oil" by Photographer Harold Ross

 Photograph by Harold Ross

 

***See more about the remote workshop, including the outline HERE***

 

 

Light Painted Photograph "Heirloom Tomatoes" by Photographer Harold Ross

Photograph by Harold Ross

 

Light Painted Photograph "Still Life with Green Bottle" by Photographer Harold Ross

Photograph by Harold Ross

 

Light Painted Photograph "Still Life with Watering Can and Radish" by Photographer Harold Ross
Photograph by Harold Ross

If you think this is something that would interest you, just please click HERE for more information!

 

Thank you for visiting! To learn more about my image making process, please see the Tutorials page of this blog, or consider taking a workshop!

For workshop information please click HERE .

All images from students over the years are HERE.

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Medium Format Magazine – June Edition

•June 19, 2020 • 2 Comments

 

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Medium Format Magazine June 2020 Issue and Photographer Harold Ross

Cover photograph by Tim Tadder

In March of this year, I was contacted by Olaf Sztaba, the Editor-in-Chief of Medium Format Magazine. The team had become familiar with my work, and Olaf asked me if I would be interested in writing an article, or possibly a series of articles, for their magazine. I told them that I would be happy to!

Light Painting Photographer Harold Ross

The magazine is dedicated to Medium Format Photography, but it is full of beautiful inspirational photographic work and also has some great learning articles.

Also, the magazine is beautifully designed.

The June issue was just recently published and I wanted to share the news with everyone. Medium Format Magazine is the #1 publication dedicated to medium and large format photography. It is 100% subscriber supported, and so there are no ads, and there are over 100 pages of photographic content. My article is called “The Sculptural Nature of Light”.

Medium Format Magazine June 2020 Issue and Photographer Harold Ross's article "The Sculptural Nature of Light"

 

In addition to the magazine, their website, mediumformat.com, has free articles on gear, vision, and other news. Make sure to go to the menu on the upper right of the page to navigate the site.

From their website: “If you are a medium format photographer or planning to become one, you are in the right place. You will find exclusive content from the best medium format photographers in the world such as Nick Brandt, Ming Thein, Cooper & Gorfer, Marc Koegel, Michael E. Gordon, Harold Ross, Jonas Rask and many more. This is the place where visual ideas are thriving and prompting new ways of seeing and creating imagery. Make sure to subscribe and join us on this exciting medium format journey!”

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To see more of my work, please visit my website HERE.

For my workshop information please click HERE .

All images from my students over the years are HERE.

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Photography (except the cover) by Harold Ross

What Makes An Icon?

•May 9, 2020 • 9 Comments

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We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy in this challenging time.

Sometimes, when I am drawn to photograph an object, it’s because the object is iconic, or generally representative of the type of object that it is. When approaching just how to photograph it, I feel the need to “monumentalize” the object. After all, I’m trying to convey to the viewer my feelings about the very iconic nature of that subject.

It’s no secret that I admire machinery, tools, especially those that were made many years ago, when durability and functionality was combined with design in a way that, sadly, disappeared for many decades. Fortunately, today, there is a resurgence of the appreciation of aesthetics in the design of practical objects. I think most of us can recall a period of time, probably reaching its zenith in the 70’s and 80’s, when practical objects were typically angular and beige! This was, in my opinion, a low point in the history of product design. Because of my interest in older objects, it makes sense that I would appreciate the industrial design aesthetics of an earlier time.

This 1960s era Craftsman Sabre Saw is one of those objects. I just love the heavy cast aluminum construction and although this piece of machinery was made many decades ago, it still works! There’s something to be said for that, also.

Light Painting Photograph of Vintage Craftsman Sabre Saw by Photographer Harold Ross

Craftsman Sabre Saw, circa 1960, Photography by Harold Ross

 

This Vintage Chesterman Sheffield Tape Measure (made in England) is also a favorite of mine. Although not a great example of how aesthetics influenced the final design, it is certainly a thing of beauty. The leather case, after many decades of use, has achieved a patina that can only be described as gorgeous.

 

Light Painting Photograph of Vintage Chesterman Sheffield Tape Measure by Photographer Harold Ross

Chesterman Sheffield Tape Measure, circa early 1900s, Photography by Harold Ross

 

Another favorite object of mine is this classic Swingline Stapler, circa 1960. If ever a stapler could be reminiscent of a racy motorbike (which I love), this is the one! Another objective of mine is to get across to the viewer the many functional elements that had to be incorporated into the aesthetic design in a smooth and unobtrusive way. I feel that the designer here accomplished that.

 

Light Painting Photograph of Vintage Swingline Stapler by Photographer Harold Ross

Swingline Stapler, circa 1960, Photography by Harold Ross

I truly believe that objects can offer a glimpse into the past, and in some cases, they can contain some of the spirit of the people that owned or used them. My goal is to try to somehow get some of that spirit across in a photograph.

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Thank you for visiting! To learn more about my image making process, please see the Tutorials page of this blog, or consider taking a workshop!

For workshop information please click HERE .

All images from students over the years are HERE.

 

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Review of Student Images From Recent Workshops

•March 15, 2020 • 6 Comments

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Hello everyone! I hope you all are staying healthy in these challenging times. Today, I’m posting images that were made by students who attended my workshops in the last few months. It’s a long post, so hang in there, and remember to click on the images to see them larger!

You’ll notice that some students have more than one image. These are students that are alumni students (experienced), or students that took an individual 1-on-1 workshop, and/or stayed for an extra day of training.

I feel very fortunate and honored that students have travelled from near and far to take a personal workshop with me!

In this recap, there is recent work by students who travelled here from: Hong Kong, Ireland, Maine (2 students), Ohio, Texas (2 students), South Carolina, Arkansas, California, Pennsylvania (2 students), Iowa, and Maryland (3 students). I am truly humbled.

A big THANK YOU! goes out to every one of them.

Also, I am once again so pleased and surprised to see the images that students come up with; these are often compositions that I wouldn’t think of. This is one of the most rewarding things about teaching my image-making process. Of course, since I have a finite (if large) collection of props, there is some repetition of singular elements.

A personal word about my workshops… I developed this process, which I call “Sculpting with Light”. It is a process that I’ve been perfecting for almost 30 years, and it allows us to create a tremendous amount of depth, dimension and detail.

Yes, 30 years means that I used light painting with film, and I developed methods then, and I have brought those concepts to a digital workflow. It is a challenging (but rewarding) process, and the workshops are intensive; we work very hard because I want my students to leave with a deep understanding of the process. For this reason, I teach a maximum of TWO students (I also teach individuals), and this is why I teach quite a few workshops per year.

I believe that a workshop such as this, where hands-on technique needs to be taught on a personal level, can only be successful if the class size is very small. It is simply impossible to go deeply into my process with a large group. What matters to me is the immense satisfaction that I get from teaching photographers how to make extraordinary images. – Harold

On to the images…

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Wai Chong Leung (One-on-One Workshop), Hong Kong

Wai wanted to create an image with a reflective surface in order to learn how to light these types of challenging objects. By using a glass container which contains a colored liquid (in this case, olive oil) we also got to explore how to create a “glow” of light inside the bottle. Also, she was, like most of my students, somewhat uncomfortable with the Wacom Pen Tablet, but at the end of the workshop (again, like most of my students), she embraced it. Wai, your composition is beautiful!

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Student image from Harold Ross Photographer's Light Painting Workshop

Photograph by Wai Chong Leung

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Ella Hudson & Knapp Hudson  (Custom Two-on-One Workshop), Maine

Ella and her husband Knapp (see below) decided to take a workshop together and scheduled “custom” dates.

Ella fell in love with one of the beautiful marbles in my collection; she based her still life around it, contrasting its glossy reflective surface with the beautiful patina of some vintage items. I don’t know which I like more; the beautiful internal details of the marble, or the gorgeous textures! Great image, Ella!

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Student image from Harold Ross Photographer's Light Painting Workshop

Photograph by Ella Hudson

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Knapp created a composition with one of my favorite props; the Frings Cigar Box, with its amazing label. What was completely unexpected is how Knapp inverted the green machine part (on the left side of the image). This piece has been photographed before, but no one has inverted it, which completely changes its appearance. Knapp named that piece “The Alien Prince”! If you look closely you’ll see why! Brilliant, Knapp.

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Student image from Harold Ross Photographer's Light Painting Workshop

Photograph by Knapp Hudson

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Stacey Moore (Two-on-One Workshop), Texas

Stacey Moore created a composition inspired by childhood. It’s always a pleasure for me when a student makes an image that has personal meaning for them! This is a great “learning” composition, as there is a good variety of surface qualities, providing a variety of challenges. I love how the marble relates to the background. Great work, Stacey!

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Student image from Harold Ross Photographer's Light Painting Workshop

Photograph by Stacey Moore

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Bob Hawkins (Alumni Two-on-One Workshop), Ohio

Bob Hawkins returned for his second workshop, and he made this beautiful image based on the gorgeous vessel in the center. I really love the color scheme of this image, and Bob did a great job of lighting and rendering the fabric, which is a challenge! Beautiful image, Bob.

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Student image from Harold Ross Photographer's Light Painting Workshop

Photograph by Bob Hawkins

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Canice Dunphy (One-on-One Workshop), Ireland

Canice Dunphy travelled from Ireland once again to take another workshop with me. We have worked together before, so Canice is quite advanced, and this makes for a very productive time! His first image embodies what I love about Sculpting with Light; that even the simplest and most mundane subjects can be transformed into something extraordinary. It’s the reason I still am so passionate about making images, even after three decades! Canice rendered the subtle details so beautifully.

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Student image from Harold Ross Photographer's Light Painting Workshop

Photograph by Canice Dunphy

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For his second image, Canice kept it very simple (and I believe that the simplest images can be the most powerful) and created a study in color and texture. The vintage inkwell is amazing. Great job, Canice!

Student image from Harold Ross Photographer's Light Painting Workshop

Photograph by Canice Dunphy

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Rachna Jain (Two-on-One Workshop), Maryland

Rachna Jain did something that I normally don’t recommend; she created a composition consisting totally of reflective objects! I normally caution  against this, as I feel that the learning (of lighting techniques) is limited, but Rachna proved me wrong! There is quite a variety of surface textures and shapes, and there is transparency involving color. I feel that this image is so successful, and I really love the monochromatic feel of it! Great work, Rachna.

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Student image from Harold Ross Photographer's Light Painting Workshop

Photograph by Rachna Jain

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Ann Evans (Two-on-One Workshop), Iowa

Ann Evans wanted to create a simple, classic composition, and she was drawn to one of my favorite props; a vintage stag-horn handled knife. Ann made great use of a concept that I teach in my workshops; brighter things tend to come forward in our vision, and conversely, darker things tend to recede. By using this concept, Ann made an image with a good amount of depth, even though the actual still life is quite shallow. I believe that this is one of the most important principles in my Sculpting with Light process. Beautiful work, Ann!

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Student image from Harold Ross Photographer's Light Painting Workshop

Photograph by Ann Evans

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Mark Myers (Two-on-One Workshop), California

I love this image by Mark Myers, and for two reasons. One, the objects are truly unrelated to each other. I often joke that we should avoid “matchy-matchy” thinking, that is, that not everything in a composition needs to relate, and in fact, it can be very fun to place things together that don’t relate at all. Second, I LOVE the color scheme here. The red, green and gold jewel tones are fantastic! Excellent, Mark.

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Student image from Harold Ross Photographer's Light Painting Workshop

Photograph by Mark Myers

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Chris Jewett (One-on-One Workshop), Maryland

Chris Jewett is also a return student, and I personally love to work with a student who already has worked with the process. This allows us to go deeper into the image-making process, and often, we are able to make more than one image, mainly as a method of reinforcing the workflow and lighting techniques. Chris has a great eye when it comes to choosing subject matter to bring to the workshop (I welcome students to bring objects to photograph, as long as I get a look at them first to insure that they aren’t too complex), and this scale is no exception. Upon close examination, one can see that this is an “American Family Scale”. The vintage wedding photo, framed in a very old film holder, works as a great visual play on words. Terrific image, Chris.

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Student image from Harold Ross Photographer's Light Painting Workshop
Photograph by Chris Jewett
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This second image of Chris’s is also of an object that he brought to the workshop. It’s a silver plated flagon (a vessel containing drink), and although it is seemingly a simple object, it was quite a challenge to light properly! One of the things I teach students is the lighting approach for very reflective objects, such as glass and glossy metal. Chris did a great job here applying those techniques!

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Student image from Harold Ross Photographer's Light Painting Workshop

Photograph by Chris Jewett

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Rodney Steele (Two-on-One Workshop), Arkansas

Rodney Steele created this pyramidal composition from a very old colander, a vintage beer stein, a tomatillo, a shallot and a pomegranate. Five simple objects, beautifully composed and lit. The color scheme of this image is fantastic, as are the subtle textures of the organic subjects. Beautiful work, Rodney!

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Student image from Harold Ross Photographer's Light Painting Workshop

Photograph by Rodney Steele

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Jennifer Kouyoumjian (Two-on-One Workshop), South Carolina

Jennifer Kouyoumjian wanted to photograph an object that relates to her work; she is a professional photographer and designer and as part of her job, she works with industrial objects. This subject is very complex, and so, was quite challenging. Looking closely, you can see the variety of angles, surfaces and shapes. Each of these must be considered when applying the light, and of course, in masking as well. Jennifer did a fantastic job of bringing out these details in both instances. Terrific work, Jennifer!

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Student image from Harold Ross Photographer's Light Painting Workshop

Photograph by Jennifer Kouyoumjian

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Suzanne Chauvin (Two-on-One Workshop), Texas

Suzanne Chauvin came from Texas, but she brought us some goodies from Louisiana! Some cajun spices, and Beignet mix, which Vera and I have enjoyed! Thanks again, Suzanne! ;-) Suzanne zeroed in very quickly on a very unusual object in my prop collection; a piece of titanium that is a by-product of a plasma cutting process. It is quite interesting, and beautiful, but as Suzanne found, it is also quite difficult to photograph! By using multiple captures (as we always do in my process), Suzanne was able to capture every important detail, as well as the beautiful color in the object. Again, I am always so pleased to see the compositions that my students come up with; often unexpected ones. Great image, Suzanne.

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Student image from Harold Ross Photographer's Light Painting Workshop

Photograph by Suzanne Chauvin

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Lori Ellis (Two-on-One Workshop), Pennsylvania
Lori Ellis put together a gorgeous composition; the glass vessel is just beautiful, and Lori handled the lighting (which was not terribly easy) so well! And those tomatoes! It always excites me to see what beautiful lighting can do when applied to a beautiful subject. Every detail of the image is given attention and care, and it shows. Wonderful work, Lori!
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Student image from Harold Ross Photographer's Light Painting Workshop

Photograph by Lori Ellis

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Linda Agar-Hendrix (Two-on-One Workshop), Maryland

Linda Agar-Hendrix brought along this beautiful cigar box and the ornate spoon, as well as the pewter pitcher. Gorgeous items, and they photographed so nicely. Of course, I believe that with the proper lighting, beauty can be found in almost any subject. It helps, though, when the subjects are already interesting, and subjects of vintage design are usually just that! Linda used various lighting techniques to render the variety of surfaces, and she did a beautiful job. Good work, Linda.

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Student image from Harold Ross Photographer's Light Painting Workshop

Photograph by Linda Agar-Hendrix

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I like to say that the workshop is not about making a masterpiece, but instead, it is designed to teach a process and a way of thinking about light. I believe that my “Sculpting with Light” process is very transformative, and the images of ordinary objects shot by my students is a testament to that.

There are three ways to take a workshop with me:

For workshop information please click HERE .

All images from students over the years are HERE.

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Attend my Light Painting Demonstration in Downingtown, PA!

•February 15, 2020 • 4 Comments

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The Chester County Camera Club in West Chester, PA has asked me to present my extended talk and demonstration of my image making process, which I call “Sculpting with Light”. I’ll be setting up a still life, photographing it (using light painting of course), and creating a final image in Photoshop. The entire program will be projected.

The Camera Club has been gracious enough to open the program up to non-members!

The six hour presentation will be open to anyone; you don’t need to be a club member, but you do need to sign up ahead of time (and there is an admission fee).

Light Painted Photograph "Still Life with Copper Vessel" by Harold Ross

“Still Life with Grapes and Copper Vessel” by Harold Ross

This will be a program rich in technical information and aesthetic inspiration! Watch live as I light paint a still life, and as I use my specialized masking and layering techniques to create the final image from multiple captures in Photoshop. Questions will be welcomed as I work, and you’ll see the step-by-step approach that I use in each image I make. You’ll also see my use of the very simple (and very few) lighting tools that I employ.

The presentation will be on Saturday February 29th from 11AM to 5PM at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Downingtown, PA. The cost is $40 per person. We do ask that there be no video recording of my presentation.

Light Painted Photograph "Japanese Brushes No. 3" by Harold Ross

“Japanese Brushes No. 3” by Harold Ross

You can find all of the information about how to register for the event at the Chester County Camera Club website, or you can email Ginia at giniaaposto@gmail.com

Light Painted Photograph "Still Life with Copper Pot" by Harold Ross

“Still Life with Copper Pot” by Harold Ross

For more information on where I’ll be speaking and giving demonstrations in the future, please go HERE.

Light Painted Photograph "Blood Oranges and Grapes" by Harold Ross

“Blood Oranges and Grapes” by Harold Ross

For more information on my work please see my blog HERE .

For my workshop information please click HERE .

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I’m honored to be profiled in Phase One Stories

•January 24, 2020 • 12 Comments

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I’m very honored to have been asked by Phase One to do an interview for their Stories section of their website, which features photographers from around the world.

Light Painting Photographer Harold Ross in PhaseOne Stories

Please take a few minutes to explore this area; there are lots of interesting photographer profiles, and of course, tons of great information on Phase One’s website!

For more information on my work please see my blog HERE .

Please visit my Website

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January 2020 PSA Journal Article

•January 20, 2020 • 8 Comments

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You may recall the name Bas Montgomery from my workshop recap posts. He travelled here from the UK in 2018 to take a workshop with me. Bas has very successfully integrated my “Sculpting with Light” process into his photographic work.

A few months ago, Bas asked me to co-write an article on light painting for the PSA Journal, the publication of the Photographic Society of America, of which he is a member.

Of course, I agreed, and I’m happy to say that they published it in their January issue, and used my image for the cover!

Light Painting Photographer Harold Ross' Light Painting image "Still Life with Olive Oil and Shallots" January 2020 PSA Journal

Photograph by Harold Ross

Co-writing an article was an enjoyable process; it’s something I hadn’t done until now.

The article is a combination of some good examples of light painted images by Bas and myself, along with an explanation of my basic approach to using “Sculpting with Light” as a method of capturing tremendous depth, detail, texture and dimension!

If you wish to learn how to work with this powerful process (along with much more!), consider taking a workshop from me here in beautiful Lancaster County, PA!

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I like to say that the workshop is not about making a masterpiece, but instead, it is designed to teach a process and a way of thinking about light. I believe that my “Sculpting with Light” process is very transformative, and the images of ordinary objects shot by my students is a testament to that.

There are three ways to take a workshop with me:

For workshop information please click HERE .

All images from my students over the years are HERE.

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