Night Photography – Light Painting

Harvey Milk Photo Center Spring 2017 Term

Night Photography – Light Painting


Building upon groundwork covered in our Introduction to Night Photography course, here we focus on some of the more creative aspects of Night Photography – Light Painting, with flashlights, strobes, and other electroluminescent devices. In addition to traditional “light painting” techniques, where, unseen to the camera, the light source is used to illuminate an object in the scene (or the scene itself!), we also include “light drawing” – where the light IS the subject. Various lighting devices and resources are compared. An illustrative history of photographers who utilized light painting techniques, as well as examples of current practitioners of light painting, will provide plenty of insight and inspiration for our fieldwork. We have scheduled one of the class sessions to coincide with March’s Full “Crow” Moon – the perfect timeframe for Light Painting at a more remote Bay Area landscape.

*Prerequisite: Any Night Photography course; or approval of Instructor.

Dates: Wednesdays, May 3, 2017 – May 17, 2017

Times: 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Fee: $129.00

Location: HMPC – Portrait Studio

Class#: 8780

*Last day to register is one week prior to the start of class.

Tim Baskerville

Tim Baskerville


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50 Scott Street, San Francisco

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Operation Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tue-Thur: 3pm-10pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

*Lab operations end 30 minutes before close



Gallery Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tue-Thur: 3pm-9:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-5:30pm
Sunday: 11am-5:30pm