One-on-one workshop with Gary Johnson… and a video tutorial

Recently, photographer Gary Johnson, of Lititz, PA came to the studio to take a light painting workshop. Gary was pretty jazzed (he was a professional musician whose career was spent performing on Broadway!) about learning light painting, and he brought with him lots of enthusiasm, as well as a great sense of humor.

I decided to do a little tutorial using the image that Gary created in the workshop, specifically about how roundness is enhanced by controlling how the highlight transitions across a cylindrical shape. Light Painting is all about nuance, and this is no exception! (OK, you can call me a lighting geek if you wish, I won’t mind!)

Below is the video, approximately 6 minutes long, followed by Gary’s final image.

The next blog post will have another post production Tutorial involving the “Vintage Projector” image that Sonia Nunez recently created at a workshop.

Make sure to click on the HD button on the upper right of the video for better viewing.

Here is Gary’s completed image, which you can click on to enlarge:

Photographer Harold Ross's student Gary Johnson's light painted photographPhoto by Gary Johnson

~ by Harold Ross on December 22, 2012.

8 Responses to “One-on-one workshop with Gary Johnson… and a video tutorial”

  1. Great tutorial, Harold; thanks! I love your technique and
    would really like to attend a workshop sometime. Until then, I look
    forward to your tutorials and other communications. Thanks again!
    Ken S.

  2. Harold, Enjoyed this! Thank you. Happy Holidays, Pam

  3. Thank you, Pam, and the same to you!

  4. Hi Harold,
    What a nice surprise to open my email and find that our class has been noted on your blog——and another of your great video tutorials included. The class was a high point for me, and I thank you again for being so generous with your knowledge and skills.

    Happy Holidays to you and Vera (and the dogs)!!

    Best wishes,

  5. I love your light painting photographs and thank you for the videos.
    I hope one day you might put a DVD out for those of us that are unable to make it to a workshop. Thanks again for sharing your work and those of the students. The images are breath taking.

  6. Great art, thank you for sharing tips and knowledge to improve.

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