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Light 'Em Up


June 17 Week 3 - Light ‘Em Up

So far we have chased the sun and gotten in the mood...now we are lighting things up! Join us this week to take the next plunge in our lighting adventure and dabble in adding the light yourself. So can I get a watt watt? From fairy lights to sparklers, candles to torches, there are so many ways you can get creative with light in your images. Whether you light a candle or add some sparkle in post production, show us how you light up your images to add some ambience and magic. And this is the perfect challenge to share your own tips and tricks for adding light, and your before and afters...we would love to see them and share them with everyone.

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Ways to challenge yourself this week:

  • Look for unexpected sources of light in your household eg. inside the fridge door

  • What light emitting object can you include in your image such as lamps, torches string lights or candles

  • Experiment with using different coloured lights. These can be naturally hued such as warm light at sunrise or artificial like the coloured glow from neon lights

  • Try a long exposure shot and paint with light using a sparkler or torch

These are just some starting points, please let your creative experimentation and expression run wild and interpret this theme any way you like.

How to participate

During the week of June 17 - 23, 2019 create a new image inspired by the weekly theme and share it on Instagram tagging @creativelysquared and #cs_lightemup. Our inspirational mentor Judith Khlk will be selecting her favourite entries to feature on the @creativelysquared Instagram account during the week.

Resources from our Creative Journal

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Meet your Mentor: Judith Khlk

You will certainly be inspired by our mentor this week too! Judith adds shimmer and sparkle in the most beautiful of ways. Her images are pure magic, whimsical visual poetry. Judith will take us through how she adds that bit of lit magic to her images and takes them to the next level.

Find out more about Judith and her creative process in our Interview: The magic of light with Judith Khlk

So get those fairy lights out, dust off that torch or experiment with some apps, lets all have a light bulb moment and get lit this week!


Missed a week in our June lighting topic? You can catch up on our previous challenge information and resources here:

Earlier Event: June 10
In the Mood
Later Event: June 24
The Dark Side