What do people see as the photo is being taken?
Often you see a bunch of weirdos swinging lights around in the dark, often making silly noises whilst they do it.
A bit like this…
This resulted in this image
How dark does it need to be?
I used to need a very dark space, but using ‘live composite’ techniques I am able to get great results in relatively bright spaces. Generally any dim or shaded space will do. However, having a very dark space gives me great control over the exposure of the images and makes life easier.
The photo below shows the brightest room I have ever worked in…
… in exactly these conditions the next photo shows the quality of image that was produced.
Is it a photobooth?
Not really, but…it can work like a photobooth that you might see at weddings or other events. Guest can come along and have their portraits taken whilst we create magical light trails around them, or draw light art scenes around them. It works well for group shots and individual portraits.
I can bring a 5 metre squared inflatable black dome for daytime events, or to provide shelter from the elements.
The tent is 4.2m high and once inflated can remain all day up with no power.
How much does it cost for you to come to our event?
Costs are flexible as I can bring different set-ups for each event, but an example costing is as follows:
2 artists to run 3 x 1hr lightpainting sessions for an evening event would cost around £900. For this fee I would bring 50 or so light brushes; create some simple digital images pre-programmed into my LED wands (branding, text, themed images etc); and provide a free gallery of edited images for all participants to access.
Travel from Newport, South Wales is costed at 50p/mile.
For some events I can come on my own with a smaller kit. This is suitable for events where the emphasis is on guests experimenting with my lights under my guidance, rather than having the option of having their portraits created by the artists. I’m also happy to run sessions on my own if you can provide some assistants to help throughout the session (mums and dads at a kids party for example). Prices for me on my own start at £450.
I am happy to provide significant discounts for school and community groups.