Intro Mushroom Light Painting Tutorial

Intro Mushroom Light Painting Tutorial

Release full tutorial on 25th of September

Last weeks I have been working hard to get my tutorial on mushroom light painting finished. It was a bigger taks than that I imagined. But I’m making great progress and can already release the introduction video. In it I compressed the whole process in just over four minutes. The whole tutorial will take a little longer. The final result will be about two hours long and in it I will go into all the details you need to know to get creative with these magical pictures that seem to come straight out of a fairy tale.

The release of the full tutorial is expected around the 25th of september

It will include:

-Intro
-gear you need
-composition intro
-position of the mushroom
-background is key
-light composition
-composing with a tripod
-shoot intro
-camera settings for focus stack
-shooting shallow depth images for focus stack
-camera settings for light painting
-light painting the mushroom caps
-post processing intro
-post processing in lightroom
-creating image stack in photo shop
-adding the glowing mushroom caps to the focus stack
-finishing touch

Mushroom Light Painting Intro, enjoy!

So if you are interested in creating this kind of magical images straight out of a fairytale stay tuned in. You can do that by following me on facebook or Subscribing to my newsletter.

3 Comments
  1. Hello Dirk, I happened to see an ad for your mushroom light painting tutorial on facebook the other day. I watched the free intro tutorial and decided I had enough info to at least give it a try. I would attach a few of the successful attempts but it doesn’t seem to be an area to attach images 🙂

    Anyway, thank you for the inspiration. I shoot for my local newspaper, and various government bodies close to where I live in British Columbia, Canada, but I love to view and try new ideas that are not close to what I shoot for a living. This is a great subject and I will be spending more time exploring what I can achieve! If you are interested, two of my mushroom light painting images are on my Facebook business page, BobFriesenPhotography. I posted them this evening, your name already came up from one of my followers as the source for my new motivation.

    Cheers!

    Bob Friesen

    1. Hello Bob,
      Thanks for your interest! I have had a look at your mushroom light paintings. They are quite good, but I mis the background. For me composition and the background are key to get a good mushroom light painting.
      Keep up the good work!
      Greetings,

      Dirk

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