This can be a touchy and heated subject. With the advent of digital photography and the ease of duplicating a photo. Clients and other photographers and printers can easily run into copyright infringement. Continue reading “Copyright – What is it and what it means to a photographer.”
I have decided to showcase and sell some of my landscape photography work.
These are photos shot all over the United States and a few in other countries.
Prices will vary by size and mounting options All prints are produced in a renowned professional photo lab.
Click the photo below to view my other landscape photos.
I feature several different paper types to choose from.
The standard paper I use for most portraits is the Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper (Traditional E-Surface Paper) is the most popular paper used by professional photographers. It Boasts accurate color, realistic saturation, excellent neutral flesh reproduction, and great intensity and offers brighter blues, cyans, purples, and reds. Standard Archival Value of 100 years in home display; 200 years in dark storage.
For a different look, I can get prints on Metallic paper, which features a unique pearlescent surface with ultra-bright backgrounds. This paper uses a patented combination of film and laminate layers resulting in striking three-dimensional images. It offers natural- looking flesh tones, sharp details, and beautifully-saturated colors. Resistant to tearing and curling without any additional lamination. Standard Archival Value of 100 years in home display; 200 years in dark storage.
For those black and white prints, Ilford True B&W paper is designed to make black, continuous-tone prints, while avoiding color tints. It features a Panchromatic, resin-coated paper which provides excellent tone reproduction. Uses a silver-based emulsion rather than dye-based.
Unless otherwise specified all large prints in my artwork category are mounted to matboard. Larger prints require a double weight matboard. Other options are Foam Board in 3/4”or 3/16”, 1/8” Masonite, or Styrene.
Framing is available at an additional cost from my photo processor.
Frames start as low as $125.00 for a framed 11×14 print with non-glare glass and matting.
Want something out of the ordinary?
How about prints on Acrylic, metal or printed onto canvas. These options are a step-up in pricing, but also in presentation.
Many photographers give a CD with a print release, many do not.
There are many reasons on both sides of the argument. Let’s start with why many don’t offer a CD. Continue reading “Can I get a CD with a print release…..”
The Jolly Fat Man is preparing to make his rounds and shimmy down the chimneys; but first he is stopping by for a photo shoot.
Since I have started out doing this photography thing, I have been trying to find something that works. My goals are simple:
- Have Fun – after all if you don’t love what you do, your customers will notice. It has been fun photographing families, seniors, pets and nature
- Be Affordable / Be Profitable – While charging $400 a session and including all the edited images and a print release sounds excessive, shooting for a $40 session fee an hoping for people to purchase prints is not providing a profit; which is necessary.
- Expand my education – I am going to be taking more education opportunities to increase my knowledge and style for my photography
I am going to be changing my pricing to start including more options rather than the AlaCarte pricing structure that I have been doing.
I have been doing some reflecting and thinking about what I would like to do.
As many of you know, I have had a mobile DJ business since 2001 and I think the DJ thing is still viable, as is the photobooth and event photography.
I have been focusing mainly on landscape and nature photography, as they don’t complain and really you don’t have to tell a barn or waterfall to turn one way or the other.
I have been apprehensive about doing portrait work and am still not anywhere comfortable for once in a lifetime photos like Weddings, but I do think I am going to start doing portraits. Starting with family and seniors. Just want to keep it small and simple. I have a good camera, and gear and know how to use it too.
I have toured a studio that rents out in the Upper Arlington / Grandview area in Columbus and this place is AWESOME!! It is affordable to rent, which makes me able to offer affordable sessions. It is also well set up with lighting and scenery as well as props too.
My first sessions are on June 18, and are $20 for 20 minutes and an 8×10 unit. If you would like to book with me Click here to book (opens in new tab)