Russell Klimas, Pre-Con Shootout Leader

Russell Klimas discovered the style of light painting photography and it has kept him up late into the night with new ideas, photoshoots, and editing taking up most of his free time. His desire to make light painting his full-time career has become a mission of his since he was diagnosed in 2017 with testicular cancer. His love for light painting provided a ‘light’ at the end of a tunnel that he focused on during his treatments and his battle with cancer. His cancer is in remission and he now pursues light painting more rigorously than ever before.

Typically, his light painting is done after sunset and outside of his daytime work as a web developer. Much of his artwork is created without the use of photo manipulation software. Almost all photos are taken with long exposure and a few handy devices in addition to his camera and a ton of planning.

Program Description

Portrait Light Painting – Shootout
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about various ways to manipulate light in a long-exposure photograph. We’ll create an image, in-camera, that most people would swear was made in Photoshop. The main focus of this workshop is on light painting portraits. We will also explore a variety of different tools and tricks to make every photo unique.

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