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Lightpainting with Graffitilights

Gent, Belgium

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Experience hosted by Bert

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Dutch

What you'll do

We will first learn a bit about photography and camera's and more specificially long-exposure photography.
(Be aware, I'm a lightpainter! That means I know my way around a camera but I'm not professional photographer.)
Then it's time to fire up our programmable ledstrips and learn about the do's and don'ts of lightpainting by trial and error. And I'm sure that, after just 10 minutes of trying, we'll be making magic happen!

The whole experience takes about 1h-1h30'.
Other things to note
Wear shoes, not flipflops or sandals. The place itself can be a bit dirty and wet to 'run around' in. (but don't let this scare you, I'm always overthinking things in the safest possible way :-)
We will first learn a bit about photography and camera's and more specificially long-exposure photography.
(Be aware, I'm a lightpainter! That means I know my way around a camera but I'm not professional photographer.)
Then it's time to fire up our programmable ledstrips and learn about the do's and don'ts of lightpainting by trial and error. And I'm sure that, after just 10 minutes of trying, we'll be making magic happen!

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What's included

  • Equipment
    I am bringing
    several different lightpainting-tools and my own camer...
From $37
/ person
Mon, Nov 30
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$37 per person
$37 per person
Thu, Dec 3
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$37 per person
$37 per person
Fri, Dec 4
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$37 per person
$37 per person

Meet your host, Bert

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 20 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a lightpainter with a love for streetart and urban exploring.
I've got over 3 years of experience making my own lightpaintinggear, using that to shoot badass long-exposure pictures, painting with light on badass places and teaching people the do's and don'ts of just that!
(And since images say more than words, you might get a better idea of what it is I'm doing by checking Graffitilights on Instagram.)
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Where you'll be

As a background we'll be using the most interesting of the 3 legal graffitizones in Ghent, the "grindbakken". It's near "Dok Noord", a shopping mall which is a little bit out of city centre but still perfectly within walking distance. (it's only a 20-minute walk from city hall)
The place is very calm at night and it's full of high-quality streetart, ideal to take streetart-pictures where we add some lightpainting.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

Maya
October 2020
Topervaring voor wie interesse heeft in fotografie of gewoon een leuke creatieve activiteit. Bert kent de plaats en de geschiedenis ervan en geeft je de ruimte om je eigen ideeën uit te werken, erg fijn!
Nele
September 2020
Superleuke activiteit! Bert kan heel wat vertellen over de Gentse graffiti scene en de foto's die je maakt zijn fantastisch
Petra
August 2020
DOEN! Super aanrader. Bert legt goed en opbouwend uit en is heel aardig en motiverend. Hij kan veel over grafitti vertellen, ook als je niet per se een voorliefde ervoor hebt leer je het waarderen! Je bent veel zelf aan de slag, bert geeft je leuke ideeën uit zijn ervaringen en niks is gek dus lekker erin op gaan en creatief zijn. Mijn vriend vond het een hele leuke en onverwachte verrassing!
DOEN! Super aanrader. Bert legt goed en opbouwend uit en is heel aardig en motiverend. Hij kan veel over grafitti vertellen, ook als je niet per se een voorliefde ervoor hebt leer…
Hans
July 2020
Wat een gave ervaring! Bert is super vriendelijk, legt heel goed uit en weet er ook gewoon erg veel van. Voor ons een unieke ervaring op een unieke locatie. Echt een aanrader!
Vanessa
July 2020
Ten eerste was de locatie waar Bert met ons afsprak al geweldig! Ook de passie waarmee Bert vertelt over zijn graffitilights is mooi om te zien en horen. Bert zit vol met tips & tricks als in hóe te werken met de lights maar geeft ook duidelijke uitleg en achtergrondinfo waardoor je langzaam maar zeker door krijgt wat je kan doen om een lichteffect te bereiken! Het is een bijzondere, bijna magische ervaring om op deze manier met licht te werken! Ik omschrijf het wat cryptisch maar dat is omdat ik van te voren niet te veel wil verklappen. Het is een ervaring die je moet zien en (mee) maken, niet teveel over lezen. Ik vond het meer dan de moeite waard en zeker voor herhaling vatbaar!
Ten eerste was de locatie waar Bert met ons afsprak al geweldig! Ook de passie waarmee Bert vertelt over zijn graffitilights is mooi om te zien en horen. Bert zit vol met tips & tr…
Matthew
February 2020
The host, Bert, does an amazing job with this experience! We were in Gent for only 2 days and I would highly recommend this as a top thing to do while visiting this wonderful town! He is very responsive, friendly and experienced in his craft. He makes the entire process easy and has all his own equipment even if you don't have a camera or experience with light exposure. Sign up!
The host, Bert, does an amazing job with this experience! We were in Gent for only 2 days and I would highly recommend this as a top thing to do while visiting this wonderful town!…

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  • Mon, Nov 30
    9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    $37 per person
  • Thu, Dec 3
    9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    $37 per person
  • Fri, Dec 4
    9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    $37 per person
  • Sat, Dec 5
    9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    $37 per person
  • Mon, Dec 7
    9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    $37 per person
  • Thu, Dec 10
    9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    $37 per person
  • Fri, Dec 11
    9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    $37 per person
  • Sat, Dec 12
    9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    $37 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Not a real must, but certainly encouraged: your own camera + tripod. (be aware, you have to at least be able to set shuttertime and aperture on your camera. (If you don't know what that means, that's ok, then just check if you can set it to "M" for 'manua