Questions and answers about light painting

  • What subjects can be light painted?

    Any three dimensional object, from the smallest piece of jewelry to the largest building, can be light painted. Popular subjects are shown in this web site, but can be literally any item of value.

  • What steps are involved?

    You will meet with John initially to discuss your ideas and plan the photo shoot in detail. The location may have to be scouted to find the correct angle and viewpoint for the image. Afterwards, the photo shoot date is scheduled.

  • How long does the photo shoot take?

    The time to create a light painting varies according to the size and complexity of the subject, but usually it takes two to three hours to complete the light painting shoot.

  • How much does it cost to do a light painting?

    Every light painting is different. Therefore, the time and expense needed to complete the process is determined by the complexity of the project. Simple in-studio projects start at $1000, while vehicles and homes done within 30 miles of the studio are $1500. Aircraft and commercial buildings, as well as on-location photo shoots that require travel, scouting and preplanning will be more. The light painting fee is independent of any printed images you order.

  • When will I see the initial image?

    Your finished photograph is ready to view within two to four working days after the photo shoot. The printed versions you choose after seeing the finished image will be delivered within three weeks.

  • I know someone who would love one of these. Can I get a gift certificate?

    Personalized gift certificates are available by clicking on the Contact John e-mail form at the very bottom of this page. Gift certificates can be purchased for the photo shoot alone or for any amount over that, with the balance used towards the purchase of any photographs.

  • How can I find out more?

    John or his staff will be happy to answer any questions you may haveā€”just call the office at 715-341-3527. You can also visit the studio to talk with him personally and see the many full size examples on display. There is no charge for this initial visit. Just call ahead for an appointment. We look forward to working with you to get the photograph of a lifetime!