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Light Painting A Vintage Tool Still Life Jun 14, 2024

It's no secret that I love vintage tools, and I was so excited when Vera found this beautiful vintage tool belt a few weeks ago. I couldn't wait to shoot it!

It was a very complex image to light and edit… but, taken one piece at a time, it's really no more difficult than a simple...

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Can You Do Light Painting In A Small Space? May 28, 2024

I often get asked by students (or by attendees of a presentation that I'm giving) whether their shooting space is large enough. I typically recommend that a space of 4' x 5' or so is the minimum that you would need, and Light Painting a Still Life is completely do-able in that small space!...

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Free Harold Ross Light Painting PDF May 27, 2024

I often hear people say that they would like to create beautiful Light Painted Still Life photographs but feel that the process is just too complex for them to succeed, or that it would take them years to master the process.

But I'll let you in on a little secret....

For the...

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Harold Ross Light Painting Photoshop Smoke Brushes May 01, 2024

Eleven Custom Made Photoshop Smoke Brushes

Photoshop Smoke Brushes by Harold Ross

I am now offering my own personal set of Photoshop Smoke Brushes.

Why Use Photoshop Smoke Brushes

I draw a lot of inspiration from classic paintings, especially the Dutch Master Painters who would often paint smoke above an extinguished...

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Light Painting My Grandfatherā€™s Knife Apr 20, 2024

Light Painting My Grandfather’s Knife

My Grandfather’s Knife by Harold Ross

Why does Light Painting work?

Light Painting affords us the ability to reveal and enhance the depth, dimension, and detail of our subjects.

This can only happen if applying the light correctly, while making sure that we skim the light from the...

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My Light Painting Photoshop Plugin Upgrade Apr 11, 2024

My Light Painting Photoshop Panel

Brass Block and Marble by Harold Ross

We are very excited to announce a great new update to our Light Painting Photoshop Plugin Panel, available to my Foundation Course Students. As you know, the panel not only speeds up the light painting workflow, but it also keeps us on track and...

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New Advanced Video: My Flatlay (Looking Down)
Technique Light Painting Video
Mar 09, 2024

Hello friends!

I have just released a new Light Painting The Still Life Advanced Video… This video is focused on the techniques that we must use when shooting a "Flatlay" image, or one where the camera is looking straight down onto the still life set. If you are interested...

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Closed Captions Added To My Light Painting Workshop Video Course Jan 30, 2024

Closed caption on my light painting videos

I am pleased to announce that we have now completed what turned out to be a pretty large task! We have added Closed Captions (subtitles) to all of my Light Painting Foundation Course Online Videos (Advanced Videos to follow soon) in the following languages:

English, French, German, Italian,...

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The Power of Light Painting The Still Life Jan 26, 2024

The Power of Light Painting

Japanese Brushes #5 by Harold Ross

Power Of Light Painting

I often think about the incredible power of light (and light painting). Light is something that many of us take for granted, and I think most of us, myself included, underestimate how the proper application of light can literally...

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Making A Background Recede Using Light Painting Techniques Jan 15, 2024

In many ways, photography is about getting the viewer to see what we want them to see. This is true of any kind of photography, not just light painting. For instance, in landscape photography, we must distill the world down, simplifying it in order to make our point visually.

Still life work is...

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