From $89
Sunflower Light Painting – Bracketing/HDR Clinic

Sunset – Night Photos – Light Painting


Hi Everyone!  Both sessions of the Sunflower workshops are sold out!  If you’d like to fill out the form below, I’ll put you on a waiting list in case someone drops.


SOLD OUT – August 20th 6-10pm Sunset/Light Painting – Bracketing/HDR Clinic

August 29th 6-9pm (Edit/Critique)

$89 for Camera Club/Previous Mike Jensen Workshop Attendees

$109 for Non Members & 1st Timers

SOLD OUT – August 27th 6-10pm Sunset/Light Painting – Bracketing/HDR Clinic

August 29th 6-9pm (Edit/Critique)

$89 for Camera Club/Previous Mike Jensen Workshop Attendees

$109 for Non Members & 1st Timers


This class is annual favorite which this year is coordinated for maximum star power!   This year, we’re going to be learning light painting, and I’ve just added a new technique, Bracketing for HDR during the sunset part of our shoot.  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 members (and previous attendees) 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:

  • Learn how to use your camera to shoot three different shots at different settings which will give you maximum vibrance and contrast from the darks, lights and midtones!  Bracketing For HDR!
  • 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
  • How to process HDR photos without looking fake or grungy.

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.


Here’s where you register. Costs for the workshop are:

$89 – Camera Club Members/Previous Attendees
$109 – Non Members/1st Timers

Please complete this form.  Once you click submit you will be redirected to the PayPal payment page.  You will receive confirmation emails for both.

2019 Sunflower Light Painting Workshop
Waiver/Release *
Are you a local Camera Club member or previous Mike Jensen Workshop Attendee? *
If yes, which ones?
Photography Skill Level *