Lightpainting with Graffitilights

Gent, Belgium

Experience hosted by Bert

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English and 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!

What's included

  • Equipment
    I am bringing
    several different lightpainting-tools and my own camer...

Meet your Host, Bert

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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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 4.98 out of 5 from 42 reviews.

Citlalli
December 2021
Great activity to learn how light painting works. Thank you Bert for sharing your technic, good ambiance and for the very creative photos!
Gayle
December 2021
Hele leuke ervaring, in korte tijd geleerd over de techniek en daarna aan de slag om zelf gave foto’s te maken! Locatie is ook erg bijzonder met veel graffiti van lokale graffiti artists.
Dianne
October 2021
Het was een verrassing voor mijn man. Hij is gek op fotografie. Dit was een keer iets totaal anders, op een schitterende locatie (misschien dat die locatie nóg wel meer tot z’n recht had kunnen komen). Maar misschien gaan we gewoon overdag nog een keer terug. Bert was enthousiast en vriendelijk. Al met al een aanrader om aan deel te nemen. Ik ga het zeker doorgeven aan een aantal vrienden die dit zeker leuk zullen vinden!
Bram
August 2021
Bert learned us a lot about graffitilighting, graffiti culture, cameras, light and how you can create magic on your lens. He explained it all in a fun matter, with room to try out our own ideas, feedback on those ideas, suggestions, etc. At the start of the workshop you’re just happy to see ‘something’ on the picture, but at the end you’re already getting a grasp of you could be able to make this art yourself, and you wanna perfectionize every picture. The background for this experience, a free graffiti zone in the harbour of Ghent yet still close to some bars so you can have a drink afterwards, is in itself an experience. Truly recommended!!
Justine
July 2021
Hele leuke en originele ervaring! Bert is heel vriendelijk en sociaal waardoor de activiteit des te aangenamer is, zeker een aanrader!
Axelle
May 2021
Super leuke ervaring! Sociale man, we hebben goed gelachen en leuke foto’s gemaakt! Een aanrader voor iedereen.

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

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

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.