John R. Hartman
Stevens Point, WI
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John Hartman, M.Photog. Cr., M. Artist, CPP, A-ASP, EA-ASP has earned his living as a self employed professional photographer since 1974, specializing in high school senior and family portraiture. In addition, he currently works on photographic projects (both commissioned and self-assigned) that interest him and feed his need to be creative and to work outside the box. In 2013 he discovered light painting and has found it to be the most challenging and rewarding endeavor of his career. Since then he has taught the art of light painting to hundreds of students at Texas School and at his private workshops held throughout the United States.

Why You Should Take This Class:

  • Learn how to set up and light your subject
  • Learn how to process your images and assemble your light painting project
  • Learn how to market, merchandise, price and sell light painted images

How to Master the Art, Science and Business of Light Painting

John Hartman, M.Photog., Cr., CPP, EA-ASP
Course Number: 18
Level: Advanced

Light painting is the process of adding light with small LED flashlights to individual areas of a scene and then blending them together to create a lighting look not possible by any other method of image creation.

John Hartman has spent the past six years learning and perfecting the light painting process, having completed over 200 projects. During that time he has also turned his passion into a six-figure product line at his studio.

You will participate in several large scale projects with John, and you will create your own personal light paint still life image. John will show you the entire lighting and editing process, as well as how to market, merchandise and sell your light paintings.

But most importantly, you will have fun! John has been teaching photographers since 1983, and his first class at Texas School was in 1998. He keeps coming back because of the great students and the incredible Texas School experience.