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Overview: This page presents information about purchasing prints, and licensing photographs,  A section near the end of the page addresses 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 for additional information: dan@gdanmitchell.com. Information on this page subject to change.

View my photographs on this website and in my photograph archive.

G Dan Mitchell Photography

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


Licensing

I license photographs for many purposes including installation in public/private/corporate spaces, hospitals, 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
G Dan Mitchell prints, Presidio Restaurant, Chicago

Fine Art Photographic Prints

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

I print on my in-house Epson P9000 system, using archival pigment inks with high quality archival papers selected for their quality, surface, and suitability to specific prints.

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

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

Pricing for limited edition prints includes three options:  framed printsmatted prints, and unmounted prints.

Unmounted limited edition fine art prints are signed and numbered, and come with a certificate of authenticity.

Matted limited edition fine art prints also are corner mounted to archival backing board or foam core with edge mounted archival window mat board. (Very large sizes may be attached directly to a backing board using archival adhesives to ensure print flatness.) Typical window mat opening is approximately 1″ taller and wider than the print area, allowing the signature, edition number, (and title in some cases) to be seen when the matted print is displayed. The mounting adds approximately 4″-8″ in addition to the photograph print area width and height depending upon print size

Framed limited edition framed fine art prints are matted as above and placed into Nielsen #12 frosted silver anodized metal frames with UV protective plexiglass glazing. Mounting hardware is included.

I offer six size ranges, with smaller numbers of prints available in larger sizes.  Custom sizes and formats may be available by request, with pricing determined individually. Not all photographs are available in all sizes, so please ask about the photograph you are interested in.

Sizes are approximate and may vary depending on exact print size. In general, frames and mats are approximately 4″-8″ larger than image area in both dimensions. Other presentations and sizes may be available. Prices and other specifications are subject to change, and prices may increase on the last few prints in an edition.

Note: Many materials used to mount and frame photographs are imported. Recent US tariffs have raised costs for these materials significantly.

Framed Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

Framed limited edition prints using 4:3 or 3:2 aspect ratio:

    • Size A: $199
      8.25″ x 11″ (or 8″ x 12″ or legacy 9″ x 12″) print in frame
    • Size B: $299
      11.25″ x 15″ (or 11″ x 16.5″ or legacy 12″ x 16″) print in  frame
    • Size C: $499
      15″ x 20″ (or 14″ x 21″ or legacy 18″ x 24″) print in frame
    • Size D: $775
      21″ x 28″  (or 20″ x 30″ or 22″ x 29.5″ or legacy 22″ x 33″) print  in frame
    • Size E: $1400 est. Contact G Dan Mitchell for information
      30″ x 40″ (or 30″ x 45″ or similar)
    • Size F: Contact G Dan Mitchell for information
      Larger than 30″ x 40″

Framed limited edition prints using 2:1 aspect ratio:

    • Size A: $199
      6″ x 12″ print in frame
    • Size B: $299
      9″ x 18″ print in frame
    • Size C: $499
      12″ x 24″ print in frame
    • Size D: $775
      18″ x 36″ print in frame
    • Size E: $1400 est. Contact G Dan Mitchell for information
      24″ x 48″ 
      (or similar)
    • Size F: Contact G Dan Mitchell for information
      Larger than 24″” x 48″

Matted Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

Matted limited edition prints in 4:3 or 3:2 aspect ratio.

    • Size A: $135
      8.25″ x 11″ (or 8″ x 12″ or legacy 9″ x 12″) print area
    • Size B: $200
      11.25″ x 15″ (or 11″ x 16.5″ or legacy 12″ x 16″) print area
    • Size C: $335
      15″ x 20″ (or 14″ x 21″ or legacy 18″ x 24″) print area
    • Size D: $525
      21″ x 28″  (or 20″ x 30″ or 22″ x 29.5″ or legacy 22″ x 33″) print area
    • Size E: $950 est. Contact G Dan Mitchell for information
      30″ x 40″ (or 30″ x 45″ or similar)
    • Size F: Contact G Dan Mitchell for information
      Larger than 30″ x 40″

Matted limited edition prints with a 2:1 aspect ratio*:

    • Size A: $135
      6″ x 12″
      print area
    • Size B: $200
      9″ x 18″
      print area
    • Size C: $335
      12″ x 24″
       print area
    • Size D: $525
      18″ x 36″ 
       print area
    • Size E: $950 est. Contact G Dan Mitchell for information
      24″ x 48″ (or similar)
    • Size F: Contact G Dan Mitchell for information
      Larger than 24″” x 48″

Unmounted Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

Unmounted limited edition prints in 4:3 or 3:2 aspect ratio.

    • Size A: $90
      8.25″ x 11″ (or 8″ x 12″ or legacy 9″ x 12″) with 1″ or larger border
    • Size B: $140
      11.25″ x 15″ (or 11″ x 16.5″ or legacy 12″ x 16″) with .5″ or larger border
    • Size C: $235
      15″ x 20″ (or 14″ x 21″ or legacy 18″ x 24″) with 1″ or larger border
    • Size D: $350
      2
      1″ x 28″  (or 20″ x 30″ or 22″ x 29.5″ or legacy 22″ x 33″) with 1″ or larger border
    • Size E: $650 Contact G Dan Mitchell for information
      30″ x 40″ 
      (or 30″ x 45″ or similar) with approximately 2″ border
    • Size F: Contact G Dan Mitchell for information
      Larger than 30″ x 40″

Unmounted limited edition prints with a 2:1 aspect ratio*:

    • Size A: $90
      6″ x 12″
       with 1″ or larger border
    • Size B: $140
      9″ x 18″
       with 1″ or larger border
    • Size C: $235
      12″ x 24″
      with 1″ or larger border
    • Size D: $350
      18″ x 36″ 
       with 1″ or larger border
    • Size E: $650 Contact G Dan Mitchell for information
    • 24″ x 48″ (or similar) with approximately 2″ border
    • Size F: Contact G Dan Mitchell for information
      Larger than 24″ x 48″

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

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from what is listed here. Print sizes refer to the printed area. The prints are made on 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, custom ratio, but be aware that cropping will alter the photograph.


About Limited Edition Prints

I produce limited editions of my fine art prints — once the listed number of prints are sold, no more are made. 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.

As of 2020 the sizes of new (and most existing) editions have been reduced as follows.

  • 35 prints in size A
  • 25 prints in size B
  • 20 prints in size C
  • 10 prints in size D
  • 10 prints total in sizes E & F combined
    100 total prints

Additional important information about limited edition prints is in the Limited Edition Print Details section further down on this page.

Open Edition Prints

I sell small open edition “mini” prints of some popular photographs, limited to a combined print area width and height of no more than 15” — for example 6” x 8” or 5″ x 10″ —  and printed on good quality standard grade papers such as Epson Ultrapremium Lustre. These small open edition prints are available in basic mats that fit standard frames. Open edition prints are initialed but are not signed or numbered. Price is typically$30- $40 plus shipping and California sales tax.

I have a limited number of larger open edition prints produced in the past. As I sell these, each sale will reduce the remaining prints available in the closest limited edition size range by one.

Larger and custom print sizes

I can print in-house at up to  44″ in the short dimension and much larger in the long dimension. Many photographs can be printed at even 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. My photographs have been used at 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 a print that won’t meet your expectations.

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 accept payment by credit card.

I personally print and ship every photograph myself – I’m a one-person custom operation. (Extremely large prints that exceed the capabilities of my printer may be custom printed by professional photographic printers.)

Shipping and Sales Tax

Prices include standard shipping for continental USA addresses for size ranges A through D. Additional shipping charges may apply to size ranges E and F. Preparing and shipping prints can take up to a week or two, and potentially longer for extremely large sizes. Please order well ahead of the date by which you need to receive the print. (I’ll try to work with you on shorter order times if possible.) Expedited shipping (e.g. – two-day or overnight), special requests, and/or shipping outside the continental USA are available at additional costSales tax is added to purchases made in or delivered in the state of California.

What about the text in the borders? 

Your print will NOT include the border text or embedded copyright and watermark text used in online versions of my photographs. Prints consist entirely of the photograph with an appropriate white border, signed, numbered, dated, and with some information on the back — 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.
I do present public presentations on photography for photography clubs and other groups. 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 about my photography to your group, club, or similar.

Limited Edition Print Details

  • Print numbering reflects sequence in the edition, with lower numbers coming first.
  • The edition includes all versions of the print in a given size range: bare prints, matted prints, or framed prints.
  • I reserve the option to decrease the number of prints in an edition.
  • A small number of artist’s proofs numbering 10% or fewer of the entire combined edition (all size ranges) may be produced. Artist’s proofs are numbered “AP #1/5,” etc.
  • I will never  increase the number of prints in an edition. No more prints will be made in that size once the edition, including artist’s proofs, is gone.
  • I will not issue slightly different print sizes as a backdoor to creating new editions. Prints in a slightly different size are part of the closest existing edition. For example, the 11.25″ x 15″ edition can include prints at 12″ x 16″ or 11″ x 16.5″ or similar sizes as listed.
  • may introduce limited editions in larger print sizes than those listed here, always in smaller quantities than the next smaller print size. For example, as of late 2018 I have created a Series F which may include up to four prints larger than the Series E size.
  • In the past some prints were assigned serial numbers but not editioned. These prints become part of the edition in the order they were created. For example, an older pre-editioned print numbered “#001” is counted as #1 in the limited edition.
  • Some details described here are subject to change and clarification on this page at a later date as needed. That said, the number of prints in an edition will never be increased once an edition is started.
  • If an editioned print is withdrawn — for example, if it becomes damaged — a new print may take its place and assume the old print’s edition number after the old, damaged print has been destroyed.
  • I may license unsigned and unnumbered photographs from a limited edition print series for commercial use, including in print publications, institutional installations, etc. Signed and numbered commercial fine art quality prints will count as part of the edition.

Notes

[1] Print sizes listed in bold type (e.e. — 11.25″ x 15″) are standard sizes for which listed prices apply.  Prices for legacy print sizes (listed  in parentheses, such as 12″ x 16″) listed in parentheses may be priced slightly higher than listed in some cases. Ask for details.

[2]  By agreement with the Stellar Gallery, the editions in size range A at 9″ x 12″ are slightly larger for the eight photographs included in “8 x 10 — The Portfolio Show” collection: 60 at 8″ x 12″ / 9″ x 12″ prints.


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 Facebook
G Dan Mitchell on Twitter
G Dan Mitchell Flickr Gallery


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.

Not responsible for errors on this page, but will correct them quickly if brought to my attention.

G Dan Mitchell, photographer and visual opportunist. Posting daily photographs since 2005, along with articles, reviews, news, and ideas.

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