Questions about the shop
Can I have the print mounted?
Yes this can be done for you if you like. We can offer a range of mountings from card to fully framed prints. These will be on POA basis and please send a mail through the contact form stating the image name and size that you are interested in and the type of mounting.
I've seen a picture I like on flickr but its not for sale in the shop.
Again this is no problems and if you send a mail through the contact form with the images name from my flickr stream and the size you would like the image printing we will get back to you with a quote for delivery of the print.
I don't have a paypal account, can I still purchase a print?
This is no problems. When your are re-directed to paypal to make your payment there is an option to pay by credit card. Just click on this and fill in the form to paypal and all should be OK.
I don't like using on line purchasing but still would like a print.
The purchasing is done via paypal and they offer industry leading 128bit security, but we understand this isn't for everyone. If so please contact us through the contact form and we will be able to discuss a means of getting you the print you would like.
Questions about the photography techniques
Why are you not in the image?
I try not to be in the shot for the whole of the exposure for starters and the exposure is so long it takes the camera a long time to register any light. I wear black clothing, keep movie and try and stay behind the lights all the time.
Do you use photoshop to make the image?
Not for any of my light painting shots. Some of my landscape one employ a technique called HDR but this questions is normally in reference to my light painting pictures. I shot in RAW so use a conversation tool I will also adjust levels and white balance where required. All the light work that you see in the shot was performed in front of the camera and nothing has been added or taken away after the exposure.
How do you make the orbs?
The orbs are made with a bunch of LED's that are spun around in a circle while I turn in a circle. These LED's are spun with the supply cable which is attached to a battery pack that I can turn them on/off with.
How do you make the orbs round?
I would love to give a technical answer to this question, but unfortunately the only answer I can give is practice! I have often thought of building a mechanical orb making tool, but I kind of like the challenge of hand spinning them, this also means they are more organic... Two are never the same this way.