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Education & Training
September 14th, 2010 - An Introduction to Black Light Photography
Attached is the PDF from the September 14th, 2010 presentation on Blacklight that was presented by Scott Musson

On Tuesday September 14th, Scott Musson will share his extensive experience with Black Light photography.  The evening will start with a lecture describing the technique and the tools, followed by some hands-on work with your own camera at one of our manned Black Light stations.

The lecture will demonstrate several techniques that Scott has used to create award winning photographs using Black Lights and ordinary items like a Slinky.  Black Lights make fluorescent colors "glow" and create an unusual effect that forces you to look at things in a whole new way.

Black Light photography is low-light photography so remember to bring a tripod in addition to your camera.  Faster ISOs are not efficient for reducing the shutter speeds with Black Light photography so camera support is critical.

Remember to bring:
Camera (with charged battery and memory card)
Macro or Close Focusing Lens
Other useful items:
Cable release
Diopters or extension tubes
UV/Haze filter for your lens

We look forward to a fun and educational evening that we hope will inspire you to try this unique lighting technique on your own.

Feel free to bring in some of your own items to photograph on the black light stage. Small items that glow-in-the-dark or are fluorescent make exceptional subjects, as do textured or unusually shaped glass, together with the fluorescent subject.

If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Schmidt at mgs@nospam!#*&^#)type address - don't copy spam protection(*@.@nospamloreleistudios.com.

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