Interested in prints of my photography? Make your own, using hi-res images of my photos for personal use. No, really! Read on for details:
- How can I get prints of your photos?
- The easiest way is for you to make them yourself! Here’s a list of awesome companies that make buying prints a snap:
- By far the easiest option is to print from Flickr. The only caveat is that you must have a flickr account to see this option. Once logged in, go to the photo URL, and click on Actions -> “Order Prints and More”
- Shutterfly — I think this is the vendor that Flickr currently uses, so you can go directly there.
- Qoop — decent, cheap prints. I’ve used them in the past. They have decent flickr integration to make getting the source images more convenient.
- Photogonia — we used this vendor for the prints at the Centresource office. They print the images on a canvas-like material stretched over a wooden frame. It looks great, and they’ve held up quite well so far.
- Chromatics — if you’re looking for a more professional, quality touch, consider Chromatics. They’re a local company near downtown that does great work.
- Goodwill Sign Solutions — this is a local vendor in Germantown that was referred to me. I haven’t yet used them, but I look forward to it.
- Where can I get high-res images for the printer to use?
- You can get hi-res versions for almost all of my photos on flickr, but they’re not always easy to find. Once you’re on a flickr page for a photo, you can go to Actions -> View All Sizes, and click on the “Original” size. Then, right click on the image, and click on “Save As”.
- If it’s an image you saw on this photoblog, just e-mail me — it’s probably on flickr, and I can just show you where to get it.
- If you can’t find it there, ask me. I can help you find what you need.
- Why can’t you just take care of this for me?
Primarily, because I know nothing about it. I’m a photographer, not a printer. I know nothing about printing pictures, much less framing and matting them. Furthermore, the options for both printing and framing are nearly limitless, so it makes more sense to leave it up to you to decide what you want to print and how you want to frame it. Plus, technology has made it so easy for you to get all the flexibility you want out of a print for a ridiculously low price.
- Don’t you want to make money?
I do, but photography is not how I make my living. I want my photography to be seen and appreciated. Make no mistake — it’s an expensive hobby, both in time and equipment. If you want to compensate me for a print of one of my photos, please, by all means, feel free:
- Isn’t there any sort of legalese you want to throw in?
Of course. I am providing the right to take high-res images of my photography to make prints for personal use only. I retain all rights on the image itself, and any non-personal use is explicitly forbidden.
- Why did you do this?
If you’re interested, I explain that here..