I now have an online shopping cart that will place your order on my server for me to look at when I get home from work in the evenings. After I check out the photos in your order I'll email you back with my address for you to send payment to. This saves everyone the trouble of ordering a photo in a size that may not work for that photo. I try to make sure that everything I put up will make at least a 5x7 but sometimes even a bad one will slip through. I Just like to take that second look to make sure the photo you order will print up nice for you.
You can also send me an email to let me know which photo you'd like to have (see information to send) and the size you would like it in (5x7, 8x10, ect.). Include the event, date, and the file number, including date, plus any other info that will help me find the photo faster to help you faster. Please let me know this so I can have a chance to look at the photo and make sure that it will print in a way that you'll be happy with. Then I'll email you back to let you know if I can print the requested photo(s), the total price and where to mail the payment. You can also call me with your order at (503)680-4814 between 9 am and 12 midnight.
I accept personal checks, money orders and cash in person. I was looking at Paypal as a payment option but had to charge an extra 5% on each order. Not too many takers on the Paypal option so I dropped it.
To begin with I just need the full image number with date at the bottom of the photo and the size you'd like to get. If you could include the event/run/drag too that would be great. The reason for all the info is that I shoot over 30,000 images a year and the numbers start to repeat after a while. It just makes it easier to find your photo. Of course, your name would be good too so I know who I'm talking to!
Please allow about 3 weeks once I receive your payment for your order to arrive. I sometimes have to reprint a photo if I'm not happy with the quality of the print the first time around. If you are re-ordering a photo I can normally print it much faster as I've already got the correct exposure from the first printing. But that's not to say I won't try to improve on each print I make. I always work to make each print better than the last.
I will return your money in full. I'm pretty critical of my own work and if I'm not happy with the quality of the print I won't sell it to you. I often put everything I shoot online so that if nothing else you can look at the photo and maybe see if you were doing something right or wrong. Even if the photo is a bit blurry I hope you can tell what you were doing. I don't put up those photos that are really out of focus because I know there would be nothing for anyone to learn from them other than I took a really crappy photo. ;)
Only the color photos are done digitally by a lab that I trust and have a close working relationship with. All Black and White photos are Hand-Printed by me in a dark room with smelly chemicals in trays and the only light coming from a 15W bulb behind a red filter. Just like in the (old) movies! There are a few exceptions to this when I just have a really difficult negative that refuses to be printed in a traditional manner. Or if I happen to be feeling lazy or really pressed for time in getting the order out.
I have pretty much made the switch to digital for the rodeo photos. If you see a B&W photo that has a DSC in the file name I can normally print it in COLOR! Cool, huh?
Yes, all photos on this site and those that I sell are copyrighted by me. No reproduction is allowed without express written or verbal permission from me (and I do keep track of such things). I will make allowances for the use of my photos in advertizement posters, signs, webpages, ect. Just contact me as I'm very reasonable as to requests for use.
As a general rule, no. That takes the quality of the final print out of my hands and it would also allow folks to make multiple copies of my work without purchasing each print. The only way I might be persuaded is by payment of a large royalty fee for unlimited copies up front. Most folks aren't willing to pay that much for a photo. I feel I have priced my individual photo prices low enough so that anyone who would like to buy a print can actually afford to buy multiple prints.
Again, as a general rule, no. I still think like a film photographer (and still do shoot film for personal photos). The reason I use the computer is to adjust and display my photos on this site as it would be way to expensive to print contact sheets every event I shoot to display at the events I attend. That and I'm just not skilled enough to be able to do things other than general adjusting of color, contrast, ect. I do crop each photo before sending it to the lab to take out background distractions and to make the photo look as pleasing as possible.
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