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How to Use Light Painting Angles to Create Detail, Texture and Drama (CC)

A talk by Ken Lee
Night Photographer

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When many people are light painting, they are often more concerned about the light source than the angle of light. Night photographer and author Ken Lee will discuss how different angles of light can create drama. The angles of light you choose profoundly affect how your subject appears in a photograph, and they create texture, depth, dimensional quality, shadow and drama. Much like a film director, you can choose what to highlight and what to keep in shadow while using a handheld light source during a long exposure of up to several minutes.

Ken will use specific examples to show the effect of different light angles on a subject. He breaks this down in a fun, easy-to-understand manner so you can begin crafting unique night photography images with a handheld light.

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Ken Lee

Night photographer exploring secret places and writing books/articles. Writer for Photofocus.

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