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Welcome to my Light Painting Workshops. These Workshops are based on 20 years of experimentation and inspiration. While there are a number of similar workshops now available on the market, no other workshop of this type can offer you the depth of knowledge and understanding that I can offer. I'm widely regarded as 'the pioneer' in the art of light-painting photography. My images have been collected by major art institutions, as well as being honoured with major photographic awards, regularly featured in public and commercial galleries and profiled in numerous photography and art magazines. Since 2010 I have taught over 1,000 satisfied photographers. I continue to push my skills as a practising light-painting artist and I'm always happy to share my inspirations with others. 

I also run WORKSHOPS AND CREATIVE LIGHT EVENTS FOR SCHOOLS which are structured for different age groups from primary through to secondary. I can also guide students to create light-inspired art performances for school festivals etc using my range of specialist light tools. In addition to the pleasure and learning experience students can get from these activities the school also gets some memorable images to share with parents, the community and on social media.

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I'm current changing my booking system. Please email or ring me direct to book a place in one of my Centennial Park light painting workshops. Ph 0413 304889 or email: . 


Description: Taught by award winning photographer and ‘light painter’ Peter Solness, the ‘Painting With Light’ class will teach you how to apply torchlight onto darkened subjects such as flowers and trees to create unique and exciting photographic images.

 After an initial session in the Learning Centre photographing beautiful wildflowers, we will head out into Centennial Park’s picturesque paperbark and fig groves where you will ‘paint’ the trees, statues and historic buildings with special torchlights supplied by Peter. The results will astound you.


Upcoming Dates: Friday 17th Feb 2017 / Friday 24th March 2017

Age: 12 years and above

Meeting point: Learning Centre, Dickens Drive, Centennial Park

Times: 7.00 pm–10.30 pm

Price: $135 per person. Please note payments are non-refundable. Special 20% discount per person, for two or more persons on the same booking.

How to book: Strictly limited numbers - so please book early. To book contact Peter Solness on email: or phone 0413 304 889 and he will confirm places and send payment details.

Special notes:

  • Parking: Participant parking available at Learning Centre, Dickens Drive. Entry and exit via Paddington Gates only for attendees. A map of the Park showing the exact location of the Learning Centre will be supplied at time of booking.
  • Public Transport: People using public transport can meet Peter at the Paddington Gates at 6.45pm for a lift in his car down to the Learning Centre.
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits are available.
  • Bring: A sturdy tripod and a digital camera with fully charged batteries. Your camera must have manual exposure and focusing features and be able to do 30 second long exposures not 1/30th second. (This is a feature with most modern digital SLR cameras). Point-and-shoot cameras may not be suitable. Check your operators manual if you have any doubts. Peter has spare cameras and tripods to hire if needed. Bring a torch to help see while you work. Also warm clothes and sturdy footwear.


Weather contingency:   Peter will send out an email 24 hours before the event if he has to postpone the night due to a poor weather forecast.


"Fantastic class. Peter is very passionate about what he does. It was a lot of fun playing with the light."


Jan 2016