Let there be light at picture workshop

One of Ian Hobson's Light Painting Photography images.

One of Ian Hobson's Light Painting Photography images.

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A unique photography workshop is taking place in Wallsend Parks next month.

Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source while taking a long exposure photograph.

Keen photographers can sign up for the sessions on Wednesday, November 4, 11, 18, and 25, led by expert Ian Hobson.

The workshops will cover topics such as long exposure, light trails, orbs, domes, and the use of LEDs.

Participants must attend all four sessions, which take place from 6.30pm to 9pm. It will cost £10 per person.

To book a place call (0191) 6432241. A DSLR with 20 second exposure capability camera and tripod are required.

The sessions will be based in different parts of the park, using features such as the bandstand, Duffy Memorial fountain, and Hall Grounds promenade.

Six of the images produced will form the first exhibition to be displayed in a new outdoor gallery space in the centre of Richardson Dees Park due to be launched in January.

Ian Hobson has over 20 years of experience in light painting and is highly respected within the online artists’ community.

He has been contracted by marketing companies representing Energiser Batteries, Nokia and Microsoft to work on light painting elements of several TV and online advertisements.

Many of Ian’s methods were initially developed as a personal hobby using home made equipment.

With the right know how from Ian, the photographic impact can be impressive, allowing you to create visually stunning professional works of art without the need to purchase expensive equipment.

Visit www.lightpainting.org.uk to see some of Ian’s work.