How do I know when you've added new images?
How do I navigate this website?
Photos are accessed through the galleries button. To enlarge and view image information click on the photo of interest. If you wish to view the photo information, click the "Options" button located above the image.
To license an image for publishing;
You can also save images as "Favorites". Click on the "Sign In" link at the top right of the website to register. Use the "Get a Quote" button when viewing an individual image for licensing pricing information.
*Please be very detailed about the intended use.
Why should I use keywords?
Keywords are your best way to search a particular subject. Many images could easily fit into multiple galleries. Sunsets for instance. Using a keyword search "sunset" or simply clicking on "sunset" while viewing a sunset type image will load every type of image that was taken at sunrise or sunset. The same can be used for "volcano" etc...
Search by keyword here.
Why do my prints colors look different then on your website?
Computer monitors vary greatly. In most cases the colors are accurate. My monitors are color calibrated for photography work but, most aren't. The print you receive is true to the moment it was taken.
Why are your photos non standard sizes?
The majority of my images are uncropped. The full versions sell at 8x12, 12x18, 16x24, 20x30 and 24x36.
Cropped sizes are the 11x14 or square 12x12 ratio. Metal prints are in a variety of sizes.
What is Kodak Professional Metallic paper?
Click here for a detailed description *For metallic prints I highly recommend professional dry mounting and framing*
How long does it take to get my order and how do you ship?
It generally takes 1 to 2 weeks for open edition prints and 2 to 4 weeks for limited edition prints. Or after your payment clears. Which ever comes first. If I'm away and it will take longer, I'll notify you ASAP.
Large orders ship directly from the printer. This allows me to keep shipping costs low.
Orders ship via USPS Priority mail, FedEx or UPS.
I can't view options like "Share", "Comments" etc...
This would be caused by your browsers Pop Up blocker. You will need to disable it. You can do this on a site by site basis. For example; Go to your browsers "Tools" menu and clicking on "Options".
There you can make an "Exception" for my website address.
How is your "Fire and Ice" "Limited Edtions" printed?
There are three options for printing.
The first is a Giclee on canvas.
With this option you can either have it gallery wrapped or purchase the print on canvas only.
Second is Kodak Metallic paper mounted on foamcore.
Thirdly are metal prints.
*Limited editions are by size only. All come with a "Certificate of Authenticity" and they are signed and numbered.
**The "Fire and Ice" also includes a 12x18 print showing the sequence of shots leading to the final image. Plus a 8x10 photo biography.
Can I purchase prints of images not in the "Fine Art Gallery"?
Prices for prints are the same as other Fine Art images.
Contact me and I'll move a copy of the image into the appropriate "Fine Art Gallery".
Are your photos manipulated in photoshop?
Other then normal image processing like cleaning and minor lighting adjustments and sizing, absolutely no.
Photoshop is the modern day darkroom. I love it because unlike the past when having labs process my slides and relying on them to accurately portray the image, I'm in control now. Therefor the print is exactly as it was seen.
Can I use one of your images on my website for free?
This is a common question I get emailed to me daily. The quick answer is "Sorry but, no".
The images you see took many years of hard work to capture and lots of expensive equipment has been used.
Most importantly it would be morally wrong and bad business towards my paying clients who legally license my images for publication.
Charities can contact me for special circumstances.
I found some errors on your website, do you want to know about them?
Yes, please do inform me.
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Do you take "Checks" or "Credit Cards"?
The preferred payment is by Credit Card. All Credit Card payments are through Paypal. They are the most trusted and secure form of online payment on the web.
You do not have to have an account to pay using Paypal.
Sorry, no checjs.
Are your images "Royalty Free" or "Rights Managed"?
I only license my images "Rights Managed".