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If you have any questions or requests please feel free to contact me at: SMHS.Images@sbcglobal.net
A few TIPS about ordering BLACK & WHITE photos
When buying black & white prints pay close attention to the tone of the photo. If you are choosing several to be shown together, you may want to choose photos that are similar in tone. Some b&w photos are Sepia or Antique toned which is warmer than traditional b&w but don't necessarily go well with traditional b&w.
If you would like to purchase photos that are not shown, toned the way you want, please contact me and I can make the image available to you, to suit your needs.
When choosing sizes be aware of the cropping feature. Digital Cameras produce sizes that are not always compatible to standard frame sizes. When you are in the shopping cart, after you have chosen the size, you will be given the cropping option. Please choose how the photo is cropped carefully so you do not loose a part of the image that was crucial to you.
Most of my images are compatible (no loss of image or cropping needed) with the "prints for small cameras" sizes. Don't let the small camera comment mislead you. My images have been taken with the Sony F828, which is not a small or compact camera. It just happens to share the ratio that smaller digital cameras use. If you are looking to have a photo professionally framed or matted, I highly recommend one of the following sizes: 4xd, 5xd, 8xd, 9x12, 18x24.
If you are looking to buy a standard size frame, you want to order 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, 11x14 or 8x10. Please note that at these sizes cropping / loss of image will occur.
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SmugMug offers three finishes. Matte, Gloss and Lustre. I recommend Lustre because it has more depth than Matte and less glare than Gloss. I make all three finishes available to my customers because everybody has different taste and needs. More information on Lustre Finish
Also available, if you order directly through me is Metallic finish. This paper is absolutely gorgeous and looks great in color or black and white. It has a 3D look to it. Please contact me if you are interested.
THE SMUGMUG GUARANTEE
If you are unhappy with your prints or gifts, smugmug will reprint or refund your order, whichever you prefer. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
within 30 days of receiving your order.
A FINAL NOTE ABOUT ORDERING
Some people like to keep things simple. I like to have options. So I make those options available to you. You choose what size print you want, cropped or not, shiny or not, color or black & white. I do this not because I lack artistic integrity but because you have to live with your purchase and I want you to be HAPPY. If you are at all confused please contact me
BEFORE ordering and I will be more than glad to assist you.
If you are interested in purchasing framed and matted prints please check this GALLERY
for my current availability.
If you like a photo (or don't) please vote on it! When you place your mouse over the center of a photo a thumbs up and thumbs down will appear, just choose the one you want and wallah, you've voted! To see the photos that have been voted on select the favorites link from the top of the page. I recommend viewing them as a slide show.
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