Questions and Answers About Light Painting
1. Can I get a light painting of my dog?
Light painting is best suited to subjects that stay absolutely still, for at least an hour. So its not generally appropriate for living things. Virtually anything else that has 3 dimensions and can be accessed from the sides and above can be light painted - cars, houses, fire engines, aircraft all make great subjects.
2. What steps are involved?
A light painting is a four step process.
The first is a review of your project with Mark, either in person or over the phone.
Next the location may have to be scouted to determine the best viewpoint and time of day/night for the shoot.
Third is the shoot itself.
Last is the artistic combination of the images into the final artwork.
3. How long does the photo shoot take?
A light painting shoot must capture every single edge and surface of the subject, usually several times, to have the raw materials needed to compose the final image. For a still life table-top subject this might be as little as an hour. For a car, boat or airplane it may take several hours, while larger subjects such as large machinery, buildings and so on a shoot can take many hours with several crew to assist.
4. How much does a light painting cost?
Every light painting is different, with its own complexities. Simple in studio paintings start at $1,000 while on-location shoots that require location scouting, travel expenses and additional crew will cost more. The light painting fee is independent of any printed images you order.
5. My question isn't here.
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