Photography instructor Michelle Baikie is calling all people with hand-held flashes to report for duty on Sunday, Nov. 4, outside the college’s Fine Arts Building.
Beginning at 8 p.m., Ms. Baikie will lead participants in a photographic adventure: to light up the Fine Arts Building as it’s never been seen before.
“Painting with light is using flash lights or hand held flashes to photograph a large area in the dark,” explained Ms. Baikie.
While her volunteers walk around the Fine Arts Building flashing their hand-held flashes, Ms. Baikie will take a photo using long-duration exposure. Because the camera shutter will be open for a full minute, none of the volunteers will be seen in the photo. Instead, the result will be an ethereal photo of the Fine Arts Building, emerging with an otherworldly glow from the darkness.
“The camera will be set up high above the ground to get a good commanding image of the Fine Arts Building,” she explained. “People who have the flashes or flash lights will be continuously moving to light up the Fine Arts building. When people are moving they are not supposed to be seen in the photograph due to the long exposure setting.”
Ms. Baikie encourages anyone who has a hand-held flash kicking around to either come along and volunteer, or to loan it for use during the project.
“Everyone is welcome to join us – the more people we have on hand the better,” she said.
A reception will be held following the event in the Fine Arts Atrium; coffee and treats will be provided compliments of the College’s Research Office.