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Overview: This page presents information about purchasing printslicensing photographs, requests for print and license donations, use of photographs and text on web sites and blogs, workshops, presentations, and contact information. Contact me to order to discuss your needs, or if you don’t see the information you are looking for: dan@gdanmitchell.com

Visit my photograph archive to see an organized collection of many of my photographs.

G Dan Mitchell Photography

1165 Lincoln Ave. #8655
San Jose California 95155-8655
408-504-3266
dan@gdanmitchell.com
(alternate: gdanmitchell@gmail.com)


Licensing

I license photographs for many purposes including installation in public/private/corporate spaces, hotels, restaurants, gift shop sales in national parks and monuments, magazines/journals, book covers, cards, web sites, brochures, etc… even on a triathlon t-shirt! Contact me for more information or to send a proposal.

Presidio Restaurant, Chicago
Presidio Restaurant, Chicago

Fine Art Photographic Prints

I create high quality fine art prints – I believe that the best way to enjoy a photograph is to acquire a print that you can come to know and enjoy over time.

I make each print using the Epson 7900 system, printing with archival Ultrachrome inks on high quality archival papers. I typically use Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk for color prints — a beautiful baryta paper that does not use optical brightening agents.  For black and white I may also use Ilford Galerie Gold Mono Silk, a paper said to remind many of traditional darkroom prints. I also use other papers including Museo Silver Rag and a few others.

Individual  limited edition fine art prints are signed, titled, dated, and numbered in the lower margin area. A certificate of authenticity is included.

Price list — Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

Pricing for common print sizes is listed below. Options include bare prints, prints corner mounted to archival boards with archival window mats, and full matted and framed prints.

Other custom sizes and formats are available by request, with pricing determined individually. Not all photographs are available in all sizes, so please ask me about the photograph that you are interested in.

Unmounted Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

Unmounted prints are signed, numbered, and titled and come with a certificate of authenticity. Unmounted prints are a good choice if you wish to have your framing shop mount the photograph to your specifications.

Prices for bare, unmounted, limited edition prints in standard 4:3 or 3:2 formats.

  • $85 — 9″ x 12″ or 8″ x 12″ print with 1″ or larger border
  • $130 — 12″ x 16″ or 12″ x 18″ print with .5″ or larger border
  • $225 —18″ x 24″ or 16″ x 24″ print with 1″ or larger border
  • $325 —22″ x 29.3″ or 22.5″ x 30″ or 22″ x 33″ print with 1″ or larger border

Prices for “bare” unmounted, limited edition prints that use a 2:1 panoramic format*:

  • $95 — 9″ x 18″ print with 1″ or larger border
  • $150 — 12″ x 24″ print with 1″ or larger border
  • $250  — 16″ x 32″ print with 1″ or larger border
  • $375 — 20″ x 40″  print with 2″ or larger border

Other print sizes may be available with pricing determined on a case-by-case basis.

Matted Limited Edition Prints Fine Art Prints

Prices for mounted limited edition prints in standard 4:3 or 3:2 formats. Prints are corner mounted to archival backing board or foam core with edge mounted archival window mat board.  Standard configuration uses a window mat that is approximately 1″ taller toad wider than the print area, allowing the signature, edition number, and title to be seen when the matted print is framed. The mounting adds approximately 3″-4″ in addition to the photograph width and height.

  • $130 — 9″ x 12″ or 8″ x 12″ print with 1″ or larger border
  • $195 — 12″ x 16″ or 12″ x 18″ print with .5″ or larger border
  • $340 —18″ x 24″ or 16″ x 24″ print with 1″ or larger border
  • $490 —22″ x 29.3″ or 22.5″ x 30″ or 22″ x 33″ print with 1″ or larger border

Prices for “bare” unmounted, limited edition prints that use a 2:1 panoramic format*:

  • $95 — 9″ x 18″ print with 1″ or larger border
  • $150 — 12″ x 24″ print with 1″ or larger border
  • $250  — 16″ x 32″ print with 1″ or larger border
  • $375 — 20″ x 40″  print with 2″ or larger border

Framed Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

Framed prints use the matted print packages described above, placed into Nielsen #12 brushed silver metal frames with UV protective plexiglass. Mounting hardware included.

Photographs using standard 4:3 aspect ratio

  • $180 — 9″ x 12″ print in approximately 16″ x 20″ frame
  • $275 — 12″ x 16″ print in approximately 20″ x24″ frame
  • $475 —18″ x 24″ print in approximately 24″ x 30″ frame
  • $700 —22″ x 29.3″ print in approximately 30″ x 38″ frame

Some photographs use a 3:2 aspect ratio as follows.

  • $180 — 8″ x 12″ print in approximately 15″ x 20″ frame
  • $275 — 12″ x 18″ print in approximately 20″ x26″ frame
  • $475 —16″ x 24″ print in approximately 24″ x 32″ frame
  • $700 —22″ x 33″  in approximately 30″ x 40″ frame

Frame sizes are approximate and may vary depending on exact print size. Not all sizes or prices are listed here. Other presentations are available.

Prices are subject to change at any time.  Contact me to discuss your special requirements and for pricing on larger orders.

All sizes are approximate and may vary slightly from what is listed here. Print sizes refer to the printed area. The prints are made on larger paper with surrounding unprinted margins of approximately the dimensions described above. For example a 22″ x 33″ print might come on 24″ x 36″ paper, and have approximately a 1″ unprinted margin between the print area and the edges of the paper.

Vertical/horizontal dimension ratios (e.g. – 12″ x 1″6 versus 12″ x 18″) are determined by the way I have chosen to crop a particular print. In most cases I prefer a 4:3 ratio, yielding print areas such as 9″ x 12″, 12″ x 16″, 18″ x 24″ and so forth. Let me know if you require a print with a different ratio, but be aware that cropping will alter the photograph.


Ordering and Payment

Email me to order prints or to ask questions. Let me know what image you are interested in (a link to the page where you saw it will help me identify it) and what size you would like. I’ll email you to confirm your request, get shipping info from you, and so forth. I can accept payment by by credit card.

I personally print and ship every photograph myself – essentially I’m a small more or less custom operation. (The only exceptions are for extremely large prints that exceed the capabilities of my printer.) I think that is a good thing. :-)

Shipping and Sales Tax

Prices include standard shipping for continental USA addresses. Preparing and shipping prints can take a week or more, especially for larger sizes. Please order well ahead of the date by which you need to receive the print. Expedited shipping (e.g. – two-day or overnight) and/or shipping outside the continental USA are available at additional costSales tax is added to purchases delivered in the state of California.


About Limited Edition Prints

Collectors frequently ask if I “edition” my fine art prints — i.e. release limited editions of prints and then produce no more. The short story is that I have moved to limited editions for my fine art prints. In addition to being, well, limited, these prints are made on highest quality archival fine art paper stock, signed, numbered, and include certificates of authenticity.

  • 9″ x 12″ or 8″ x 12″ or 9″ x 18″ — 50* prints
  • 12″ x 16″ or 12″ x 18″ or 12″ x 24″ — 45* prints
  • 18″ x 24″ or 16″ x 24″ or 16″ x 32″ — 30 prints
  • 22.5″ x 30″ or 22″ x 29.3″ or 20″ x 30″ or 20″ x 40″ — 25* prints
  • 30″ x 40″ or 30″ x 45″ or 30″ x 60″ — 20 prints

Please see “More About Limited Editions” below on this web page.

Open Edition Prints

I sell small open edition “mini” prints of some photographs —  maximum 8″ print size in the longest dimension and printed on good quality standard grade papers such as Epson Ultrapremium Lustre or similar. A few older open edition prints in larger sizes may still be available. These small open edition prints are available in basic mats that that fit standard frames. Open edition prints are initialed but are not signed or numbered. Price is $50 plus shipping and California sales tax.

Print size comparisons

Print Size Illustrations - relative sizes of various print dimensions - actual sizes may vary
Print Size Illustrations – relative sizes of various 4:3 ratio print dimensions – actual sizes may vary

Larger and custom print sizes

I can print in-house at up to  24″ in the short dimension, but some photographs can be printed at larger sizes with excellent quality through high-end printing services with whom I work. Optimum size depends on a variety of factors including the original image dimensions, the content of the image, how it will be displayed, your planned use, and so forth. For example, many photographs can produce fine art prints at sizes such as 30″ x 40″. (My photographs have been used in much larger sizes for architectural installations and similar purposes — at sizes up to 11 feet tall by 30 feet wide.) Pricing varies depending upon size and various other factors. Please contact me for specific information about the photograph you are interested in.

Because I want you to be pleased with the results, I do not sell fine art prints at excessively large sizes that compromise print quality. If you request a print with dimensions that won’t produce a high quality image I’ll recommend a smaller size or perhaps suggest alternative photographs that might work better. I am happy to discuss what I think will and won’t work before you make your decision, and I’d rather risk losing a sale than sell you a print that won’t look great to you. :-)

What about the text in the borders? 

Your print will not include the border text or embedded copyright and watermark text that is seen in the online versions of my photographs at this web site and elsewhere.  Those features only appear in the small online versions of the photographs. Prints consist entirely of the photograph with an appropriate white border, signed, numbered, and dated – but with nothing else added.


Use of Photographs and Articles on Web Sites and Blogs

I’m always happy to hear that you find joy or inspiration in my photography or that you find my writing interesting and useful. If you like one of my photographs or one of my posts and you want others to know about it via your website or blog please post a text link back to the original photograph on my web site(s). While I appreciate the text links, you must ask me for permission before posting my photographs on other web sites and before reposting my articles or substantial portions of them. This applies to commercial and non-commercial web sites, and the same copyright issues apply in both cases. Do not copy photographs or articles and place the copied material on your website without prior permission. 

Any use of my photography in a web site or other electronic form (as well as in printed form) is subject to copyright laws and may only be done with appropriate permission and a license. Please contact me for more information if you would like to license photographs for web/electronic placement or for any other use of my photography or writing.


Requests for Print Donations and Cost-Free Licenses

I occasionally donate a limited cost-free license to use my photography to organizations that do “good work” in the public interest and whose causes I believe in. If you think that your request might be in line with my general policies, please contact me to discuss your proposal. It may help you to know that I typically consider some or all of the following when deciding whether or not I can help you:

  • Is your group or cause one to which I have donated or would otherwise donate my money or time?
  • Is your organization a non-profit group doing work for the public good and supported entirely or almost so by donations?
  • Are others working on your project also donating their time and work to the project?
  • How will you protect my intellectual property rights to my photography?
  • What is the specific value of my work to your project?
  • What is the value to me in supporting your project, and how will you follow up with me to report on this?
I regret that I cannot reply to every request for cost-free licenses, donations, and other forms of free usage of my photography. If you are concerned that I may have overlooked your request, please follow up and contact me again. No use of my photographs is authorized until I explicitly grant permission for that specific proposed use – in other words, my failure to reply to your request does not constitute approval for your proposed use.
I recommend the following article for a perspective on how photographers think about this issue and the factors we must consider when we are asked to donate our work: Reasons Why Professional Photographers Cannot Work for FreeActually, sometimes we will “work for free” and donate our time and work, but the article does a fine job of explaining the photographer’s perspective. Thanks for your understanding.

Workshops and Presentations

 Although I write frequently about technical and aesthetic photography topics, I do not currently offer photography workshops. That said, I have been a college faculty member for more than 30 years, so I do know something about teaching! Contact me if you would like to discuss workshops or tutoring or similar.
Those who know me can tell you that I love to talk and write about photography! Contact me if you are interested in having me do a presentation about my photography to your group, club, or similar.

More About Limited Editions

There are compelling arguments for both limited editions and open editions of photographic prints. I have always numbered my prints serially and kept careful acquisition records, but I did not originally limit edition sizes. This was a compromise that left open the possibility of limiting the editions in the future.

Because some collectors prefer limited edition prints — and some are only interested in limited editions — I have decided to edition my prints. I have adopted some current guidelines — here are the details:

  • I edition each print size separately.
    • 9″ x 12″ or 8″ x 12″ — 50 prints [1]
    • 12″ x 16″ or 12″ x 18″ — 45 prints [1]
    • 18″ x 24″ or 16″ x 24″ — 30 prints
    • 22.5″ x 30″ or 20″ x 30″ — 25 prints [1]
    • 30″ x 40″ or 30″ x 45″ — 20 prints
  • The edition includes all versions of a print in a given size, whether bare prints, matted prints, or framed prints.
  • I may later decrease the number of prints in an edition. For example, I might reduce an edition from 30 prints to 25 prints.
  • I will never  increase the number of editioned prints in a given size. Once the edition limit is reached, no more prints will be made in that size.
  • I will not issue slightly different print sizes as a backdoor to creating new editions. If I introduce a slightly different size of an existing print, prints in the new size will be included in one of the limited categories listed above.
  • I may include slightly different sizes from those listed here within the limit of an existing edition. For example, the 12″ x 16″ edition might include prints at 11″ x 15″ or 12.5″ x 17″.
  • may introduce limited editions in larger print sizes than those listed here, typically in quantities less than the next smaller print size.
  • I sell small unsigned and unnumbered non-editioned prints of some popular photographs, typically limited to 8″ in the longest dimension.
  • I may license the images used in limited edition print series for commercial uses that are not fine art prints, including for inclusion in publications.
  • Where serially numbered prints of a photograph already exist, they become part of the edition in the order they were created. For example, a older print that was numbered “#001” remains #1 in the limited edition.

[1]  By agreement with the Stellar Gallery, the editions are slightly larger for the eight photographs included in “8 x 10 — The Portfolio Show” collection: 60 at 8″ x 12″, 50 at 12″ x 16″, 40 at 18″ x 24″, 30 at 22.5″ x 30″, and 20 at 30″ x 40″.


G Dan Mitchell Photography

1165 Lincoln Ave. #8655
San Jose California 95155-8655
408-504-3266
dan@gdanmitchell.com
(alternate: gdanmitchell@gmail.com)

Social Media

I maintain a presence – and often post frequently – at various other social media sites. Here are a few:

G Dan Mitchell Photography on Google+
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G Dan Mitchell on Twitter
G Dan Mitchell Flickr Gallery
G Dan Mitchell on 500px


A note about online image quality

The .jpg format used for images on web sites uses lossy compression and cannot display the full dynamic range (from white to black) or range of colors. In addition, the computer screen backlights the image while the print is lit from the front. Therefore, web versions of photographs do not have the same quality seen in prints, and prints will look somewhat different from what you see on your monitor. I happen to think prints look better! :-)


All photographs on this website are © Copyright G Dan Mitchell – All Rights Reserved unless otherwise noted. No unauthorized use is permitted – and all use requires advance permission.

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