Beautifully Crafted Fine Art Photography Prints
I offer a few different options for print medium, from my personally produced Artist Series of fine art prints to Ready-to-Hang canvas and acrylic wall art.
Artist Series Fine Art Prints
My Artist Series fine art photography artwork is printed on Palo Duro Etching 315 from Red River Paper, using a Canon Pro 2100 large format printer. Each print is mastered and produced by me in my home studio and includes a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Photography prints made with Palo Duro Etching 315 are the perfect choice for anyone looking to showcase stunning nature photography. This high-quality art paper is made from 100% cotton rag and has a classic texture that adds depth and interest to your prints without detracting from the details. It is OBA-free and archival, making it ideal for museum-quality and exceptional longevity.
One of the benefits of this paper from Red River is its warmer white tone, which gives my prints an elegant, natural look. This is particularly beneficial for nature photography, as it enhances the beauty of landscapes, nature scenes, and other images with a natural color palette. Unlike other matte papers, it also produces amazingly deep blacks, thanks to a barrier coat that locks ink into the inkjet coating and prevents it from sinking into the base paper.
Palo Duro Etching 315 is a true conservation grade media, with no optical brighteners, and is acid- and lignin-free. It is perfect for producing my fine art nature prints, whether for display in your home or at work. This paper is also ideal for fine art print collectors who appreciate the texture and feel of watercolor or cold press fine art paper.
The professional printer I use, a Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-2100, uses archival pigment inks, providing vibrant, accurate colors. The use of pigment inks furthers the longevity of my Artist Series prints when properly displayed and cared for.
With their elegant look, feel, and performance, my fine art prints are sure to impress and delight for generations to come.
Ready-to-Hang Wall Art
In addition to my Artist Series fine art prints, which are produced by me personally in my home studio, I also offer Ready-to-Hang print options in partnership with a trusted third-party print lab.
These prints come ready to hang out of the box. Although you may still choose to have them framed, framing is not necessary as they include mounting hardware to hang them directly on your wall as-is.
I currently offer two Ready-to-Hang options:
CANVAS READY-TO-HANG PRINTS
Canvas prints provide a textured, canvas-like surface, giving images a tactile, painterly quality. They are typically stretched over wooden frames for a classic gallery-wrap look.
Canvases offer a unique and artistic way to display photos. They are durable, lightweight, and do not require additional framing. The texture adds depth and character.
Canvases work well in both traditional and contemporary settings. They are a great fit for living rooms and offices. Canvas prints are versatile and can adapt to various lighting conditions, including natural and artificial light.
ACRYLIC READY-TO-HANG PRINTS
Acrylic prints are a popular choice for home décor and office/commercial spaces due to their incredible quality and versatility. These prints offer a stunning visual impact that elevates the beauty of any of my images.
The high-gloss finish of the acrylic material enhances the vibrant colors and sharp details of the image, creating a mesmerizing three-dimensional effect. This makes acrylic prints ideal for showcasing my photography in your home or office.
Acrylic prints are also incredibly durable and long-lasting. Unlike traditional prints that can fade over time, acrylic prints are resistant to fading, water damage, and other environmental factors. They are also easy to clean and maintain, ensuring that your images remain in pristine condition for many years to come.
Acrylic prints are a fantastic choice for you to add a touch of beauty and style to your space. Their exceptional quality, durability, and versatility make them a standout option.
Note: All Acrylic Prints are printed at actual size and then machine cut 1/8th smaller on all sides. If you order a 24 x 36", your final print size will be 23.75 x 35.75".
METAL READY-TO-HANG PRINTS
I do not currently offer metal prints. Although they can be a popular choice, I find they do not display as well as acrylic prints, which offer similar, but much more impactful, high-gloss aesthetic. If you are interested in ordering a metal print of one of my photos, please contact me to discuss a special order.
Handling & Care of Fine Art Prints
In order to protect the pigment ink and the paper itself, it is critical that proper care is taken when handling and displaying my Artist Series fine art prints. At the very least, the prints should only be handled by the edges after thoroughly washing your hands; ideally, fine art gloves are also worn to prevent skin oils from transferring to the paper and potentially causing degradation in the future.
If the prints you purchase will be kept loose and unframed, I highly recommend storing them in an archival fine art box. When framing, using UV-blocking glass will drastically extend the life of the print, although it will still be important to avoid displaying prints in direct sunlight for extended periods of time, if at all possible.
It is also recommended that, when framing your prints, archival matte boards and backings are used. Doing so will not only reduce the likelihood of degradation of the print from lower-quality matte and backing materials, but it will also prevent the print itself from making direct contact with the glass, which could damage the pigments.
Print Sizing & Custom Requests
My in-studio produced fine art prints are available in paper sizes up to*:
24"x36" (2:3 aspect ratio)
24"x30" (4:5 aspect ratio)
24"x48" (1:2 aspect ratio)
24"x24" (1:1 aspect ratio)
* Please contact me for custom sizes or ratios (e.g., custom crops or aspect ratios to fit a specific space). Fine art paper sizes greater than the 24" short-side dimension shown above require fulfillment through an external printing studio.
I am also able to work with my third-party print lab to fulfill special sizing requests for canvas and acrylic Ready-to-Hang wall art. Please contact me to start a conversation around your needs.
If you do not see a print size and/or print medium listed in my store that best fits your space, please contact me to start a conversation around your specific needs. In most cases, I am able to work with you to provide a solution.
The Importance of Properly Lighting Art
Lighting is arguably the most important part of displaying photographic prints (or any other art), yet it is often overlooked. Many photographers and collectors are surprised - and ultimately disappointed - when displaying prints as they fail to take into account the difference between a backlit monitor screen and a print that produces no light of its own.
There are a few important factors to consider when displaying art in your home or office:
Avoid direct sunlight: This is critical to avoid premature fading of colors and damage to fine art papers. Even the most robust UV protection will not be able to fully protect your art. For fine art prints mounted behind glass, or metal or acrylic prints, sunlight will also often result in glare or reflections (even low-glare options, such as what I provide on my metal and acrylic options, are prone to this, albeit at a lesser amount).
Use the right type of lighting: Of the various lighting options available, LED generally provides the most accurate color reproduction while fluorescent will be the worst (by far). Ideally, the color temperature of your lighting will fall between 2700-3500 Kelvin, and the CRI rating will be 90 or higher. When proofing my fine art prints, I am working under such conditions. The brightness of your light source - or lumens - will vary depending upon the distance between the source and the print, and how much ambient light is available. Generally, if your lighting source is reasonably close to the print, you will not need too-high a lumens count but an easy solution to find what works best for your space is to opt for dimmable LED bulbs.
Manage glare and reflections: It's important to consider all times of day when choosing where to display your art, and how to light it. A location may receive plenty of ambient sunlight in the morning but fall into shadow as the day progresses. Conversely, a wall that doesn't receive any direct sunlight at midday may be bathed in strong light in the morning or afternoon (see #1). If relying on artificial light sources, one must consider if existing lighting is sufficient or if brighter bulbs or new fixtures will be needed. Ideally, the primary lighting for a print will be above the piece at a roughly 30 degree angle. Doing so will help ensure glare and reflections are greatly minimized.
Determining the Right Size
Balancing the Size of Your Space with the Size of the Art
It is one thing to view an image on a phone or tablet, or even a monitor, at close distances. Most likely, however, you will be viewing a print on your wall from several feet away; the larger the print, typically, the farther the distance. What may feel like a large print when held in one's hands can quickly dwindle in size and impact once it's placed on the wall. This can be offset, obviously, by opting for a larger print to better fill the wall space, or a grouping of multiple images can be used to achieve the same - or greater - effect (and you will have the added benefit of being able to enjoy more scenes).
I encourage you to use painter's tape or other means to see how well different print sizes fill your desired display space (if you plan to frame your art, with or without a mat border, be sure to account for that in your dimensions). Below are some mockups to help you visualize the difference between different print sizes on a 10' wall.