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Light Painting Workshop - Spring Hill Reservoirs

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by David Chesterfield (subscribe)
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Light Painting with the Masters
For two nights only - 12th & 13th May, Brisbane photographers will have the chance to join Master of Light Painting Denis Smith and a team of experienced mentors for a session of hands on light painting magic in the iconic Spring Hill Reservoirs.

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Light Painting in the reservoirs - Orb created using 'The Ball of Light' tool

The Spring Hill Reservoirs are unassuming structures located behind the Old Windmill Tower in Observatory Park. They played a vital role in the provision of fresh water to Brisbane from 1871 until decommissioned in 1962. In 1863 Brisbane Municipal Council adopted a report by civil hydraulic engineer Thomas Oldham for a long-term solution to supplying water to the city's rapidly expanding population. The proposal involved the damming of Enoggera Creek, in the current suburb of The Gap, with gravity feed reticulation to the city and a service reservoir near the top of Windmill Hill (Wickham Terrace). This was a farsighted scheme to provide 12 months' water supply to 200,000 people five times the population at the time.

Spring Hill Reservoirs
Taken during the 2017 Weight of Light Exhibit

These workshops are renowned as being exciting, high energy, inclusive and most importantly inspirational. You can be a complete beginner to light painting, and you will leave with dozens of images you created.

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Clear Arclight Blade with C5 light emitter

This will be a solid 6 hours of theory, inspiration and ultimately you creating your own light painting images. There will be a full suite of light painting tools on hand for you to experiment with.

BONUS: every participant will receive a light painting portrait of themselves created by Denis!
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Lightpainting portrait

Due to the size of the venue ticket numbers will be limited. Tickets can be purchased online here. Please note: Access to the reservoirs is via stairs only. There is no disabled access to this event.

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When: 12th & 13th May, 2018
Where: Spring Hill Reservoir
Cost: $295
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The first image looks like a digital hall of mirrors. Great article, David.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12512) 664 days ago
This sounds great David. Welcome to Weekend Notes.
by May Cross (score: 3|5549) 665 days ago
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