From $75
Sunflower Light Painting

Two Sessions

September 4th 6-10pm Sunset/Light Painting

September 6th 6-9pm (Edit/Critique)

Each session is $75 for Camera Club/Gallery Members

$100 for Non Members


This class is annual favorite which last year coordinated with the full moon!  This year, the full moon cycle may not coordinate with the blooming of the Sunflowers, so we’re going to learn Light Painting!

Learn how to create that ICONIC sunburst sunflower field shot at sunset.

As the sun sets and we transition in to Blue Hour, we will begin painting the sunflowers with light and taking longer exposures. If done right, these exposures will not only illuminate the sunflowers but also reveal the stars!

This workshop should be a fun one for ALL skill levels from beginner to advanced/professional.

Affordably priced for Kansas City camera club & gallery members this workshop offers instruction in technical, composition AND that all important editing step! Mike is a master at all three!


  • Sunflower Light Painting
  • Sunflower Sunburst
  • Sunflower - Full Moon
  • Sunflower Light Painting


Learn how to MASTER your camera at sunset and after dark!

Affordably priced for Kansas City camera club members, this workshop will teach you:

  • Technical knowledge for capturing sunbursts/starbursts
  • Astro Photography with Light Painting!
    • ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture
  • Compositional insight
  • Mike’s key methods for blending tonal values
  • Importance of White Balance in photographing with light painting
  • Use of various filters to help with exposure at night


The second part of the workshop will include a critique of your photos and editing instruction in LR/PS

  • Use of Lightroom & Photoshop to properly edit your photos for presentation through digital projection or print

Skill Levels

This workshop is a good one for ALL skill levels from beginner to advanced/professional.  Ideally you should have the following gear to maximize your learning experience.

  • DSLR camera
    • Ability to make up to 30 second exposures
  • Tripod
    • Tripods are a must for stable and sharp images.
  • Flash might be helpful, but in now way is necessary
  • Neutral density filter would be helpful to help slow down exposures for longer, silkier water.  A polarizer will also do the trick.


Mike uses Lightroom and Photoshop for editing of photographs.  The second part of the workshop will involve class participants submitting images for Mike’s critique.

Mike will also demonstrate his editing technique for images taken in this workshop.  Mile will demonstrate and teach by using Lightroom and Photoshop.  If participants are not familiar with these softwares, free trials can be downloaded from the website.

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