Light Painter Jason Page To Visit Art Society

Wellington Art Society will host a demonstration of light painting by Jason Page on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Wellington Community Center. A meet-and-greet will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. The highlight of the evening will be the demonstration by Page.

Page’s father was an avid photographer who moved his family to Palm Beach when Page was very young. After high school, he went on to study film production in college and focused his cinematography on his love of surfing. He produced, shot and edited four feature-length, award-winning films.

Page discovered light painting by accident when he bumped his camera while shooting a full moon. When he checked the image and saw the streak that the moon left across the sky, it was his epiphany.

Page is widely recognized as a leader in the light painting movement and has created groundbreaking images. He uses both digital and film, but prefers shooting film whenever he can. He uses his camera as an instrument for recording light, and all of his paintings are created in real time and captured on the camera in one single photographic frame.

“Light painting is its own art form, just as drawing is an art form or painting is an art form,” he said. “Calling light painting a photographic technique would be the same thing as calling painting a canvas technique.”

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