(Overview: This page is about purchasing prints, licensing photographs, requests for print and license donations, use of photographs and text on web sites and blogs, workshops, presentations, and contact information. Contact me if you don’t see the information you are looking for on this page: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
My photographs are licensed for many purposes including installation in public spaces, hotels, 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 send a proposal.
Purchasing Fine Art Photographic Prints
My main goal is to produce 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 over time.
I prefer to sell unmatted and unframed prints, though I can mount them in some cases. (It is often preferable for you to have the prints mounted locally to your specifications.) I personally make each print myself on paper sizes up to 24″ x 36″, which typically might produce a 22.5″ x 30″ or 22″ x 33″ image with a small border, but which could be a borderless 24″ wide print. I make prints on my Epson 7900, printing with archival Ultrachrome inks on several types of archival paper. My favorite paper for color photographs is Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk, a beautiful baryta paper that does not use optical brightening agents. For black and white I prefer to use Ilford Galerie Gold Mono Silk, a paper said to remind many of traditional darkroom prints. I also use other papers including Epson Enhanced Matte, Epson Premium Luster (now known as Ultrapremium Lustre), and Museo Silver Rag. Individual fine art prints are signed and numbered serially in the border area.
Sample prices for “bare” (unmounted) prints in my standard sizes:
- $65- 9″ x 12″ or 8″ x 12″ print with 1″ or larger border
- $100 - 12″ x 16″ or 12″ x 18″ print with .5″ or larger border
- $200 - 18″ x 24″ or 16″ x 24″ print with .75″ minimum border
- $300 - 22.5″ x 30″ or 22″ x 33″ print with .75″ minimum border
Prices are subject to change. There may be a discount from these prices if you include multiple prints on a single order. Contact me to discuss your requirements and pricing on larger orders. Prices include standard shipping for continental USA addresses. Expedited shipping (e.g. – two-day or overnight) and/or shipping outside the continental USA are available at additional cost. Sales tax is added to purchases delivered in the state of California.
Print and paper sizes are approximate and may vary somewhat from those listed here. Sizes refer to the printed area, and the prints are made on larger paper with approximately the margins described. For example a 22″ x 33″ print might come on 24″ x 36″ 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.
Other custom sizes and formats are available by request, with pricing determined individually. Panoramic prints with widths larger than 36″ are available with pricing determined individually. Not all photographs are available in all sizes, so please ask me about the photograph that you are interested in.
Print size comparisons
Larger prints of some photographs may be available
I can print many of the photos here at up to 24″ x 36″ but some 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, and so forth, and prices vary depending upon size and other factors. Please contact me for specific information about the print you are interested in.
Because I want you to be pleased with the results, I will 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.
When I share my photographs online I post relatively small versions that include branding text in the border around the photograph. I am occasionally asked, “Do prints include the large border with your name, the web site URL, and copyright notice that is included on web images?” No. 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.
Ordering and Payment
Email me to order prints – or just 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. I think that is a good thing. :-)
Using My 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, I request that you 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.
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 outlined above, 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?
Workshops and Presentations
G Dan Mitchell Photography
P.O. Box 8655
San Jose California 95155-8655
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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! :-)