Contact Info

Still Life with Grapes

If you’re interested in purchasing a fine art print and are planning to be in the Lancaster County, PA area, and would like to make an appointment to come by and see the prints in person, please give us a call at the studio or shoot us an email.

Thanks for your interest.

Harold Ross Studio
Pequea, PA 17565 USA

Studio:  717-923-0269

15 Responses to “Contact Info”

  1. What setting did you use on your camera? Good image!

  2. Holly, In light painting, one has to use a very long exposure, sometimes up to 3 or 4 minutes. I usually use a small f-stop for a lot of depth of field.
    Hope this answers!

  3. Beautiful work Harold. Put me on the emailing list for your workshop. Thanks.

  4. Harold…., Just discovered your absolutely stunning work. Just terrific stuff!

    And speaking of ‘stuff’, I couldn’t help but wonder where you acquire your subject matter. In particular, some of the material in the smaller more intimate Stills….i.e., wrenches, wooden boxes, oil cans, gears…that sorta thing. Do you have an additional hobby of scouring second hand stores, have lots of friends with collections, or……?

    Anything you’d care to share would be much appreciated!


  5. Hi Russ, Thanks for your comment… I love going to scrapyards… industrial scrapyards that are chock full of old tools and machinery. Also, antique stores and yard sales, and auctions. Unfortunately, i don’t have as much time to do this as I’d like, but on occasion, I get out… :-)

  6. Hi Harold.
    What a joy to discover someone who has such a passion and love of fine images. In this day of instant photography and all the hype that goes with it, this is a total breath of fresh air. After spending 25 years plus in commercial photography, I almost feel reborn discovering what you can do with this technique. I’m off to build some tools and get some practice in, pity I don’t live in USA or I’d be first in line for the next workshop. James

  7. Hi Harold,
    Just wanted to say that your images are stunning, I love that you can make them look like a piece of artwork.
    I wanted to ask you, the surreal imagery look on your pictures is this a technique created in photoshop?

    • Hello Joyce, Thank you for your comment! The look of my work is mainly because of the lighting techniques that I employ, along with simple masking-in of the light painted images. I make several captures, then mask them together in PS using masking to enhance shape, depth and dimension. There is no “manipulation” and no use of plugins or filters. Light is amazing if you control it well! :-)

      • Hi Harold. I attempt light painting but never achieve such depth or texture richness. I use Photomatix for manipulation of mutiexposure outdoor inages to create a hdr effect. Do you have any experience or advice with regards this multiexposure image combining (5 different exposure settings, negative to positive), using light painting? I am in the UK. Thanks Harold.

  8. I need to clarify. When I use lightpainting I use only a moveable light sourse and single longish exposure. I’ve never used Photomatix with lightpainting and never attempted combining images with lightpainting.

    • Hi Wayne, In my opinion, there would be no need at all for Photomatix when light painting and using multiple captures in the way that I do it. I use multiple captures, but I’m light painting different areas / objects in each capture, then I blend them together using layers (the essential powerful engine of Photoshop)to build the image. The look I achieve is due to good lighting and sculptural masking. The technique is not heavy in terms of “photoshop knowledge”, as I use a very “narrow” set of tools in PS, namely layers and masking. :-)

      • Hi Harold
        I think I understand.
        Instead of lighting as I do you concentrate lighting from different angles of emphasis for each capture. And so achieve depth and texture when you combine. Am I almost right? How many captures on average for a still life of say a table of fruit or of tools Harold? Is it possible to say? Also, do you involve colured lighting as well as ‘white’? Thanks. Wayne.

      • Wayne, you are correct. A typical still life could take between 12 and 35 captures. Depends on the subject. I do not use colored lighting, only “white”. – H

  9. Have you ever considered setting up an online workshop environment? It is something that I would pay for. Just curious.

    • Hi Kay, thanks for your comment. I actually have taught the workshop online, in a one-on-one situation, to students in Europe and other places who don’t want to make the trip. It isn’t the ideal learning situation, as the lighting part of my workshop involves a very “hands-on” approach, which is difficult to get across online. The post production part is a different story… it’s pretty easy to convey the nuances of my masking techniques over the internet:-) All of that said, I have had many students travel here from Europe, Australia, India, and many other places! It’s just that some folks don’t want to travel. If you are interested, please send me an email. Thanks!

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