The first question - What is Light painting? Definition: Light painting, light drawing, or light art performance photography is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source while taking a long exposure photograph, either to illuminate a subject or to shine a point of light directly at the camera, or by moving the camera itself.
With that said, Greg led us through a brief explanation of light painting with some visual examples and demonstrated his skills with the light sabre, just to whet our appetites. We set up our tripods & cameras in the large room in preparation, while we had early refreshments and discussion on how this was all going to work.
We had a few members who decided to assist, either as stand-in models or sabre wavers, there is a fine line between moving the sabre and not pretending that you are one of the Jedi. It was quite interesting how members were a little unsure how it was going to go, or if they would capture anything meaningful. After a very short time members were very enthused at some of the images that were occurring and that they were capturing.
Special thanks to Greg for a very interesting workshop and all the helpers, it was a very productive evening.