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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!

Bert's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    I am bringing
    several different lightpainting-tools and my own camer...
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Thu, Jan 21
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$38 per person
$38 per person
Fri, Jan 22
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$38 per person
$38 per person
Sat, Jan 23
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$38 per person
$38 per person

Meet your host, Bert

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 23 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 4.96 out of 5 from 23 reviews.

Alex
December 2020
Cool evening out discovering a part of Gent and an art form we didn't know before! The location and the stories behind the street art was an added bonus! Bert was very knowledgeable and personable - was really fun. It even entertained 4 teenagers along with us, so you know it had to be good! ;-) Highly recommend.
Cool evening out discovering a part of Gent and an art form we didn't know before! The location and the stories behind the street art was an added bonus! Bert was very knowledgeabl…
Phillipa
December 2020
Bert really is a warm and thoughtful guide, asking questions before to cater the experience for my two young kids. We had fun, we learnt just a little of the enormous knowledge he has, and the interactive nature of it all kept even my small kids (5 and 7) entranced! Strongly recommend!
Bert really is a warm and thoughtful guide, asking questions before to cater the experience for my two young kids. We had fun, we learnt just a little of the enormous knowledge he…
Phillipa
December 2020
We all really loved our time learning just a part of what Bert knows. The kids and I had fun. It was a great way for us to learn and create. And Bert was very was thoughtful and good with my small kids!
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…

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  • Thu, Jan 21
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    $38 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    $38 per person
  • Sat, Jan 23
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    $38 per person
  • Mon, Jan 25
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    $38 per person
  • Thu, Jan 28
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    $38 per person
  • Fri, Jan 29
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    $38 per person
  • Sat, Jan 30
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    $38 per person
  • Mon, Feb 1
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    $38 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