Combining Images in Photoshop to Create a Light Painting

I recently did a photo shoot with Peoria, Illinois photo artists Doug and Eileen Leunig. The photo was for my website, Playing Peoria, where I publish a photo and article each week featuring a local artist or entertainer. The photo will also be used by ArtsPartners of Central Illinois for their October marketing campaign.

Peoria, Illinois photo artists Doug and Eileen Leunig

Doug and Eileen are known especially for the photographic light paintings. Their approach is very time consuming, starting with many hours in the field capturing between 300 and 1000 individual frames. They then spend up to 100 or more hours using Photoshop to pick and choose individual elements from those frames to create a final composite image.

I created the short video below to give a quick look into the process of combining the individual frames in Photoshop.

About Craig

I have a passion to create, and I'm fascinated with the tools and technologies of creativity. I strive to produce images that are graphically simple and technically precise in order to render beautiful photographic fine art prints. I work with a variety of digital transformations to create a finished image that reflects my artistic interpretation.
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