How it Works
All images are color corrected to the particular print surface and printer utilized at point of production by trained technicians at the print lab, which is important due to the variety of print types and surfaces available in my catalog. I've printed many images from my catalog and I'm always very impressed with the quality and accuracy of color when compared to my proofing environment.
When you purchase a print through my website your payment and order gets processed through Smugmug, my print fulfillment partner. Smugmug specializes in fulfilling print orders for professional photographers and partners with one of the best print labs in the nation. Smugmug will give you a 100% satisfaction guarantee on your purchase.
If you are interested in purchasing a specific type of print that is not listed in the catalog please contact me directly through this website and we can create a custom order. Currently prints with borders are only available through custom order.
Print Order Support
All images in my catalog are available for digital licensing, and a majority are available for print licensing. Please contact me directly for pricing and include the following with your correspondence:
Intended use (digital and/or print)
Location of intended use (website URL, background or header, cover page or inset, etc)
Duration of use and audience size and/or volume of production
Minimum size requirements (pixels or physical measurements)
How to Purchase Prints
The guide below will walk you through purchasing a paper print and adding a frame, but is applicable to any other product in the catalog. If you have questions about buying products after following this guide please don't hesitate to contact me.
Open an image to view it larger and then find the "Buy Photos" button. It can be found in a couple different spots depending on your view.
Where the "Buy Photos" button is located when viewing an image in the lightbox view (above) and in gallery view (below).
Click or tap the "Buy Photos" button and then select "This Photo." If there is no option to select "This Photo" I have made the image unavailable for print.
The catalog will then load in your browser and list the available products for the particular image you have selected. For the sake of this demonstration I'm going to select "Paper Prints."
After selecting "Paper Prints" more options are presented. To find out all the information about the products listed, click or tap the info button next to the product listing. This will load a window with images of the actual product and details about the printing process and surface.
I'm interested in seeing the standard sizes so I'm going to click or tap "Standard Sizes," which will load a list of all the sizes and prices available for the particular image selected.
Preview some sizes from the list and you will notice black bars are added to the image with some selections. The image is being cropped because it doesn't match the size of the print you have selected exactly. Adjust the position of the crop by dragging it from the center. DO NOT adjust the size of the crop unless the print is very small, because it will put the sharpness of the print at risk.
Although it is completely acceptable to purchase a size that doesn't match the original image, you may want to select a size that is exact. Just surf the available sizes and observe when no crop is applied. In this instance, I noticed that the 8" x 10", 16" x 20", and 24" x 30" were not cropped, and that's because the original image has a 4x5 aspect ratio.
Lets choose the 16" x 20" by clicking or tapping that size.
A list of finish types is then displayed for the particular print size you have selected. These are the options we read about earlier in the info button next to "Standard Sizes." If you have forgotten, no worries there is an info link "See more..." that will load the details again.
I'm going to select a "Lustre" finish. I highly recommend the lustre finish for paper prints, especially if the print is going to be mounted behind glass. Lustre is halfway between matte and glossy and has a fine pebble texture that is more resistant to fingerprints than glossy. However, the glossy is a little more contrasty and the colors pop slightly more, so in the end it's a matter of personal preference and the application.
Adjust the quantity and add the selection to your cart.
Open your shopping cart to check out.
Any additional options for the products you have added to your cart will be available in the shopping cart view. In this instance, we have the option to add custom framing and more to the print we selected.
More than just framing and matting, there are also mounting and even more finishing options. Make sure to explore them all.
Thanks for reading I hope this cleared up any confusion. Happy shopping!