Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Wall Art collection?

The Wall Art collection comprises prints of images that I believe are suitable for display in your home, maybe in a child's bedroom or study area, in schools, libraries or other public venues. They can also make great gifts for nature lovers in your life.

The prints in the Wall Art collection are not numbered or limited in quantity. All prints are chopped with my seal and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Q: What are Collector's Editions?

Prints in the Collector's Editions comprise unique images that I've selected for their artistic and natural history value. 

Some prints are of photographs that represent very special moments, ones I am certain will never be repeated; others capture behavior rarely, if ever, documented, the result of years of hard work and bullheaded determination (plus a dash of good luck, of course). Both are true for many.

Some prints in the Collector's Editions are numbered but not limited. Others are limited-edition prints. All prints are chopped with my seal and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Q: What paper sizes are available for prints?

As I have learned during the process of setting up this site, sizing of prints is a difficult topic.

Most of my images fall into one of three ratios: 3:2, 1:1, or 16:9.

3:2 is the ratio of DSLR files, hence quite natural to my eye. 1:1 is a crop that works for certain symmetrical images, and has become popular in recent years via the influence of social media. 16:9 is a panoramic ratio that I've come to appreciate and have learned to visualize some subjects and scenes in.

Paper sizes are a different matter altogether. There are no globally standard sizes for photo prints, and what sizes do exist often do not fit the photographic ratios set out above. To make matters worse, paper/ photo/ photo frame sizes can vary from country to country, region to region. The result is a bewildering mishmash hodgepodge of sizes and measurements in Imperial and Metric units.

As an example, 8 x 10 inch prints are not unusual in the US. 8 x 10 is visually a weird ratio (to me), and printing to an exact 8 x 10 size would mean having to crop parts of my images. In many, if not most, cases, doing so would damage, possibly ruin, the aesthetics.

The sizes options listed for each image are the dimensions of the printed image in inches. As most of the world uses metric units, I have created the tables below as a reference for both the printed image and paper sizes, in inches and centimeters.

Please note that there is a white border added around the image to allow for framing, which is the reason that the paper size is larger than the image size.

3:2 Images
Image (inches) Paper (inches) Image (cm) Paper (cm)
6 x 9 8 x 10 15.24 x 22.86 20.32 x 25.40
9 x 13.5 11 x 14 22.86 x 34.29 27.94 x 35.56
13 x 19.5 16 x 22 33.02 x 49.53 40.64 x 55.88
20 x 30 22 x 32 50.80 x 76.20 55.88 x 81.28
24 x 36 26 x 38 60.96 x 91.44 66.04 x 96.52
30 x 45 34 x 49 76.20 x 114.3 86.36 x 99.06
40 x 60 43 x 64 101.60 x 152.40 109.22 x 162.56

 

1:1 Images
Image (inches) Paper (inches) Image (cm) Paper (cm)
8 x 8 8 x 10 15.24 x 15.24 20.32 x 25.40
15 x 15
16 x 20
38.10 x 38.10
40.64 x 50.80
20 x 20
22 x 28
50.80 x 50.80
55.88 x 71.12
30 x 30
34 x 39
76.20 x 76.20
86.36 x 99.06
40 x 40
43 x 50
101.60 x 101.60
109.22 x 127.00


Please contact me for custom print-size requests.

Q: What print process do you use?

I am currently printing on 100% cotton baryta fine art paper with an 11-color inkjet printer. I’ve printed with all the leading methods over the years, and I find my current process best expresses the beauty I’m trying to capture, and lets me more fully express my vision. 

This paper looks like a traditional darkroom black and white paper, which produces a very elegant look with color and black and white photographs. 

I do not currently offer prints on  acrylic or metal. I am not a fan. 

Q: Do you include frames with the prints?

No, framing is not included with the prints.

Q: Can you make prints of images not on this site?

Yes.

It takes time to scrutinize files and make test prints to ensure quality. I will add more images over time. Subscribe to my newsletter if you'd like to be the first to know about new prints. I plan on giving discounts for early orders.

If you are interested in an image of mine that is not on this site, please contact me.