FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How often is the website updated?

The website gets updated as I have the opportunity to do so. Currently working hard to get everything as updated as possible. I do try to go on a good wildlife experience about twice a year and also try to update the recent activity about twice a year. Must admit that I have not been doing the updates for a while but hope that it’ll be better in the future.

How does one go about purchasing a print (print sizes)?

The best currently is to contact me directly via the website to discuss your order.

Prints are for sale in sizes A4 (£40), A3 (£65), A3+ (£80), A2 (£100) and also bespoke like panoramic (prorate pricing taken by length of image compared to A2 if larger than A2 paper required) and special wording on print. Hahnemuhle Rag 308 (100% cotton archival fine art matte) is the default fine art paper. The price of a particular photograph might increase and might also become a limited edition if not designated as such from the outset. Limited editions will be priced higher. Occasionally I will have prints framed but this will be for special occasions and if specially arranged.

Prints could be selected from website by the individual description (above print). Postage will be calculated accordingly whether within the UK or international (A4 sizes are despatched in A4 cardboard supported envelopes and larger sizes via cardboard tubes). An instructional leaflet will be included to set out the caring of the print for maximum longevity.

PRINT SIZES: (approximate)

A4: 210 x 297mm — 8.3 x 11.7 inches

A3: 297 x 420mm — 11.7 x 16.5 inches

A3+: 329 x 483mm — 13 x 19 inches

A2: 420 x 594mm — 16.5 x 23.4 inches

Panoramic prints: height maximum just over 400mm and the length can vary according to photo and client requirement

Why are watermarks on images?

Watermarks give some protection against people who make unauthorised use of images which they take from the web. They do not appear on prints. A print might well have a copyright sign with my name in one corner. Or my signature.

What is the process to obtain a print? Which photos are currently being worked on for folkes?

I do try to make sure the photograph is enjoyed in its entirety. Once someone has expressed an interest in a photograph or what they would want a photograph for some purpose a discussion ensues as to the requirements. I usually try to find the best photo I have for the purpose (sometimes not on the website) so I make use of the The Proof and Demo gallery where I communicate with folkes as to exactly which picture they might want. I also try to have a meeting to demonstrate the different fine art papers that are available and what they might enhance in each photo. Hopefully at that stage I will have an A5 print of the planned print available.

What detail can be expect from a printed photograph compared to the website images?

Printed photographs have much higher detail because having images on the internet causes various problems and therefore the detail is reduced.

Printed photographs are at the maximum resolution possible for the camera (sensor) it was taken with to have a more desirable contextual print.  Web images have certain restrictions. They are at 72dpi (300dpi on prints) and limited in physical size  whilst usually a print is done originating from a RAW image that is about 20mb. Pixel dimension for images are also limited  for the web. There are also various factors including the monitor its viewed on that can have an image appear different to the ultimate print. As much as possible is done to have a good representative image on the website, but there might be minor differences for the aforementioned reasons.

How does one go about doing a visitor story or a comment?

Please do a photograph of your framed photo (preferable where it will be hanging) and an associated comment of about 40 words.

The purpose of the visitor stories is to help others who are considering framing their photographs as to how they might go about choosing frames and matching the photograph/frame to the unique environment where it will be displayed. Also about their choice of photograph and how it has appealed (or other reasons for acquiring the photograph) to them and how they might want it to appeal to others.

Finally it will also be appreciated if storytellers and commentators also reflect on the website and them achieving their goal of displaying a wildlife/nature photograph of their choice.

A photo using a high resolution smartphone camera or other camera and then preferably using a service like “we transfer” (retains best quality) to send the image to me — alternatively via email. to use “wetransfer” please click here.

Please write the visitor story or comment and forward it to me via email. I’ll edit it if needed (with your consent) and then place it on the website in the appropriate location.

This is for all to enjoy!!!