PRINT PURCHASING GUIDE
I have tried to answer the most common questions on this page but there always seems to be one thing Iíve left out. So please feel free to at if you donít see your questions listed here.
nervous about ordering over the web. Security: All transactions are through
the Paypal which has a few million users. One benefit is that I never see or
store your credit card information. Another benefit is that they offer
insurance for most transactions. Paypal accepts most credit cards, e-checks,
and if you have a Paypal account Ė Paypal payments. I use Paypal for all
transactions, including my own purchases on the web.
An unfortunate part of the internet is the "appropriation" of photographs and their subsequent use without the owner's permission. In proper society, this is called theft but on the internet it seems to be "free use". In order to discourage those who would like to just take my photos, the larger versions are watermarked with an X and a copyright notice. These will NOT be on your photos! The watermarks are too much trouble for the average internet user to erase and thus render most of my photos useless to them.
I don't do framing. It's a specialized area all of its own. But aside from that, the problems of packing frames for shipment, the increased cost, the increased risk for breakage - particularly the glass, make it impractical for me to frame my prints for you.
You basically have two choices. You can visit a local store and purchase a frame and then frame the photo yourself. I do this using frames from Ikea or Michaels. Just be aware that Ikea frames are metric and don't match the common North American sizes. But, they do come with a mat so you can immediately mount your photo and hang the framed result. You need a mat. The mat or the window mat keeps the photograph off the glass so that the emulsion doesn't stick and maintain the quality of the print. If you are going to frame it yourself, then you should probably purchase your print from me complete with the mat. I use only bright white mats. More information is provided on the Framing page of this site and with the sheet of instructions that comes with every print.
Your second option is to take your print to a framing store and have them mat and frame your photo for you. It will cost more money but it gives you control over more options - the style and colour of the frame, the colour and texture of the mat, whether you have a multilayer-multicolored mat etc.
If you chose a matted print, the print will be attached with archival tabs to acid free backing, and a 4-ply pure-white bevel-cut window to show off the print nicely. Matted prints are signed and dated in the lower right hand corner. Both matted and unmatted prints will have a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Mats are white only. If you already have a frame with a correctly cut mat, then order the unmatted print.
"What sizes are available?"
"I would like a larger print, say 20"x24" for a prominent on a wall. Can
I get the bigger sizes?"
"I would like to use one of your photos as a gift. Is it possible that
you send it directly?"
"I'm writing a book and one or more of your images would be perfect for
it. Can images be licensed?"
"What if I donít like the print? What is your return policy?"
can return the print(s) for any reason. It is a completely hassle-free
return policy, and I will pay return shipping charges. But what is the time
limit? Letís say six months.
519-753-3776 * 8 Centennial Dr., Brantford, ON, Canada N3R5X6