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How Prints Are Made.

This section describes how I print my photos. Note that if you order one of my prints, I will print it personally. I do not have staff to whom I delegate such important work. I believe there is a special bond between an artist and his or her work — which is strongest when the artwork is created personally by the artist.

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The Printer
I use an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 with Epson UltraChrome K3™ Inks. The print quality is superb — in fact, the electronic version of my photos displayed on my web site are not as impressive as the prints. When I have attended photography workshops where we were asked to share some of our work, I much preferred taking 11x17 prints instead of JPG files that would be projected. If you are interested in more details about this printer go to Epson's web site by clicking here.
Paper Type and Ink Longevity

All my prints are made using Epson Exhibition Fiber paper. It is an extraordinary medium which produces prints worthy of hanging on any gallery wall — including your own personal gallery. If you are into the technical aspects, Epson's web site provides all the specifications — you can see them by clicking here.

Epson UltraChrome K3™ inks offer incredible color accuracy and longevity. The former is important since I want the print to look like what I saw in the camera viewfinder. The latter is important because you want it to look that way for a long time. These inks will actually produce prints with a longer lifetime than traditional photographic prints. Please refer to the Epson web site for the technical details — click here.

Print Size

My standard print sizes are as follows:

  • Small: 8" x 10" (paper size: 8 1/2" x 11")
  • Medium: 11" x 17" (paper size: 13" x 19")
  • Large: 16" x 20" (paper size: 17" x 22")

These sizes were selected since they are relatively common and will fit standard size mats and frames. However, 35 mm film and current digital SLR cameras use an aspect ratio of 1:1.5. Thus using standard size prints will require some cropping. If you would prefer a different size print that provides the full frame, simply send me email with your request and I will print a special order for you. Note that the size you select must use one of the three paper sizes listed above with a 1/2" border. Pricing is the same as for the standard size prints — and is based on the paper size.


After printing your new photo, it will then be packaged carefully for shipment no later than the next business day using United States Postal Service Priority Mail. Note that there are times when I may be traveling and cannot print your photo until I return. In such cases, I will notify you by email of the expected ship date. If that is not acceptable, you may cancel your order.

If you order multiple prints, I will combine the shipping to minimize your cost — typically that will be simply the normal shipping cost of the largest print you ordered. The Shopping Cart will show the "list cost" of shipping — I will discount it when I receive your order.

Guarantee and Return Policy

I guarantee your photo to be of the highest quality and a faithful representation of the electronic version you saw on my web site. I also guarantee that it will arrive in good shape. If you are unhappy for any reason, I will refund your purchase price and shipping costs.


All professional photographers strive to protect their intellectual property — primarily their photos — a task which has become a real challenge in the Internet age. Because viewing art on the Internet is essentually "free", people seem to assume they can just copy anything and use it as they please. However, photographers all work hard to travel to far-away places, take interesting photos (discarding many that are not), polishing them in Photoshop, managing color, etc. This work takes a lot of time, effort and skill to do it right.

Therefore, we register our photographs with the United States Copyright Office to protect that substantial time and monetary investment. I request that you enjoy the photos on my web site but please do not steal them. If you wish to license one of my photos, please contact me and I will be happy to make a mutually satisfactory arrangement.