ORDERING AND VIEWING
Viewing Photos On the Site
If you click directly on a photo a larger image will appear. For an even larger image you can also select "Enter Full Screen" from your browser's drop down menu.
When you click on a thumbnail it will take you to a "gallery" of images. You can scroll through the gallery by clicking on the left or right side arrows or buttons.
How to Purchase Photos
On most devices a "buy" button will appear next to each photo. Simply click on the button and follow the prompts. However, on some devices an extra step is required for the buy button to appear. On some computers the buy button appears only after you click on the photo; and on some touch screens only after you tap the photo. In all cases, after you select the buy button the rest will be self explanatory. If you should have any difficulty with the purchasing process simply send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will help you resolve the problem.
Want to Order Direct?
If you would like to order directly from me instead of buying online, simply send me an email (email@example.com). Let me know which photo(s) you want, the size, etc. and I will handle your order personally. I will respond to your email before I process the order so we can iron out all details. I can also handle your matting and framing needs as well.
Matting and Framing
I will be happy to frame, mat and ship your photo. I frame primarily in black and white metal frames; wood too when select wood frames are available; and will mat to size. Glazing is done in clear acrylic, single or double weight. All decisions are made in discussion with you (by email or phone) and designed to meet your specific needs.
Minimum Purchase Order
Unless otherwise specified in the "buy" menu, the minimum purchase amount on the site is $21.00.
Once you click the buy button and select the size of the photo you want, you will have the option to crop the picture.
Cropping will likely be necessary for prints in any of these three sizes.
These three dimensions reflect traditional frame and mat sizes which are commonly found in most photo retail outlets. Since digital photos do not automatically conform to these popular sizes, cropping is often necessary. If you select any of these sizes, try to maintain the integrity of the subject and the composition when you use the cropping tool.
Cropping will generally not be necessary for any of the following photos shot in a 2 x 3 "aspect ratio" (digital photographs routinely conform to a width x height ratio of 2 x 3):
6 x 9
8 x 12
10 x 15
12 x 18
16 x 24
24 x 36
Photos with these dimensions will reflect the integrity of the subject matter and the composition with which they were shot. My recommendation, if it suits your needs, is to purchase prints in these sizes in order maintain the best composition and perspective-- the way the image was taken. However, be aware that it may be more difficult to find "off the shelf" frames and mats in these sizes. The framing and matting of prints in these sizes may be more expensive or require custom framing.
You can choose between two types of paper. E-Surface Color Paper or Fuji Pearl Paper. The Fuji Pearl has a high metallic sheen to it. Unless you are familiar with this effect and specifically prefer this type of finish, my personal recommendation for the images on my site would be the E-Surface Color Paper.
In addition, for a mild glossy effect and a protective finish to the print-- at a very small additional cost-- you can consider the Lustre Finish. This is just a matter of preference. (This option is also available by clicking "Finishes" once you "View Cart".) You are also offered the option of selecting a Linen Finish. I generally don't see the value of this finish for the photos in my collection.
Print sizes are no longer limited to "standard sizes" as in the past. If you prefer a size not listed on the site's price list, please contact me by email. I will be happy to accommodate your size preferences whenever possible.
Join Email List
The easiest ways to add your name to the email list is to complete the Visitor Sign-In prompt or click the Login button at the bottom of the Home Page and Register with the site. Otherwise, to add your name to my mailing list, simply go to the "Contact and Email" page and send me an email with your name and email address and I will gladly add it to my address book. I will then be able to send you new blogs when they appear and announcements about additions to the portfolio.
(If you would like to have your name removed from my email list, please notify me and will delete it.)
Customer Satisfaction Guarantee
Image quality is the essence of a good photograph. It is my intention to provide you with the highest quality products and to guarantee your complete satisfaction. A photograph hanging on a wall should bring you pleasure every time it comes into view.
When you order a photograph online, variations in the way browsers and monitors display these images may occur. It is my desire for you to be fully satisfied with the photographs you purchase on my site. If you are dissatisfied for any reason I will reprint any image that does not meet your expectations. The full purchase price of your order will be refunded if your complete satisfaction cannot be achieved.
If you have questions about any of the images before you make a purchase, please contact me. I will be happy to answer any inquiries you may have about the images or the ordering process. You can find my email address on the contact page.
Teaching and Consulting
Opportunities are available for individual photography lessons or business consultations. I am happy to work with children and adults. If you have any questions about the services I provide and/or the pricing of my services, please feel free to contact me. Just drop me an email. I respond to all inquiries.
LINKS TO MY ONLINE ARTICLES
Travel to Merida and the Yucatan: http://www.yucatanliving.com/editorial/coming-home-to-merida-for-the-first-time
Richie Havens Memorial, Woodstock, NY: http://www.chestnuthilllocal.com/2013/09/27/richie-havens-soars-to-new-heights/
(If interested, review the interesting comments about the memorial and watch the video posted at the end.)
FRIENDS and AFFILIATIONS
ART and MUSIC COMMUNITIES
James Wilbat: http://www.wilbatglass.com
Richard C. Thomas: https://www.facebook.com/richard.c.thomas.5
Kreso Cavlovic: https://www.facebook.com/kcavlovic
InLiquid Art and Design: http://inliquid.org/
Center for Fine Art Photography: http://www.c4fap.org/