Light Painting 01
CREDIT: © Dee Dougherty

Learning to Light Paint - Dee Dougherty

Event info

ONLY ONE PLACE LEFT. If you've ever wanted to explore long exposure and how to create amazing light painting shots then you'll love this! You'll spend the day learning theory, various techniques which will build into the components you'll need to create an amazing final image. Limited to 8 places.

We will be covering all aspects of light painting from setting up your camera, focusing in the dark, equipment and basic kit, spinning the perfect orb, different light painting techniques and effects to create unique images including light painted portraits.

This workshop will be practical based and all participants will get ample opportunity to create their own unique images throughout the day. All participants will receive the notes to the course on paper and pdf to an e-mail address of choice on the day.

Key Learning points:  - Setting up and camera settings - Focusing your camera in the dark - Basic equipment, what you can use including items commonly found around the house or easily sourced. - Different effects you can create from different equipment - Spinning different styles of orbs - Planning your pictures - Light drawing and writing - Special effects and how to create them yourselves - Using multiple light painting tools - Using models and light painting portraits (including light painting for wedding photography). - Create your own unique light painting pictures - Advance techniques including light stencilling

Please Bring: DSLR or mirrorless camera with bulb mode, tripod, shutter release, spare batteries or charger.

Lunch is provided - please let us know if you have any specific dietary needs.

About the Tutor: Dee Dougherty, Photographic Artist, Lecturer.

Dee Dougherty began looking at painting with photons and how to create images in the air over ten years ago and has been photographing the results ever since.

Dee has won multiple competitions, prizes and awards in various categories and is able to gain shots and angles that others either are unable to obtain or just do not see due to their previous knowledge and learning.

Image © Dee Dougherty

Event Organiser

RPS HQ Emma Delves-Broughton


Venue Information

Lunch included - please let us know if you have any special dietary needs

Parking available

Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out, please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.


Amersham Studios

Rear of 31, The Penningtons

Chestnut Lane