“I’ve never seen that before” are the five words I love to hear when a
client reaches out to my studio. In a wedding and portrait industry
that’s overwhelmingly more saturated with photographers of all skill
levels, there’s a stronger demand each day to be different and stand
out from the crowd. Using a technique called “light painting”, you
will witness and then create art pieces that are unlike any other on
human subjects in complex environments. In this class, we
will first go over the various introductory methods and tools that are
used to paint with light and then you will apply what you have learned
in your own session. Finally, you will be guided through the editing
process which is where you truly add your own flavor to the final
You will learn…
– Gear review and importance of selecting the right tool for the job. Strobe light vs flashlight.
– Composing a scene in your mind before image capture.
– Client management and posing.
– Lighting angles and techniques.
– Photoshop adjustment and editing.
– How to be awesome in general.
About Michael Novo
Michael is an international and multiverse award winning photographer of such highly super
prestigious awards as:
2012-2019 // “Best Photographer Ever” (mom award)
2016 // “Very Cute But Often Goofy Husband”
2015 // “Best Cat Belly Rub”
2014-2020 // “Lifetime Achievement Smartass Award”
Michael first purchased a camera circa 2004 and realized shortly there after that he knew absolutely nothing about photography. He spent the next 5 years studying the captivating world of landscape photography before realizing that none of the trees which he photographed ever paid him so his focus shifted to people.
In 2009 he began working as an associate wedding photographer for a local studio and in 2012 he opened his Chicago-based studio full-time because his previous full-time job no longer appreciated him editing images during work hours. Michael strives to always do “something new” and adapt to each client that walks in the door which results in many of his sessions having very different looks from one another. He also enjoys writing about himself in the third person.