Image Quality

Getting a sense of quality is hard when all you have to look at is a small photo on a computer screen. Unfortunately, without holding the print in your hands there is no real way to see what you're getting. All of my limited edition prints are made from extremely high quality files. The images below are designed to give you a sense of the fine detail that is impossible to see in a small web sized file. "Valley of Transition" is the photo I chose to use for this breakdown, because it shows a vast scene, which works best for this illustration. However,  the same high quality files can be expected in all my photographs. In fact,  this photo was taken with a wide angle lens, meaning a lot more detail had to be squeezed into the photo then say a wildlife image taken with a telephoto lens. This means that some other photos will actually exhibit an even higher image quality than this particular photo. For the sake of demonstration though, I think this shot represents a good average of what can be expected out of a print. 
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Comparing this crop of my image "Valley of Transition" with the full size below gives you a better idea of the detail you will see in my prints. These are details you would never catch on the small web sized images. This example is actually less than a 100% crop. This is roughly the amount of detail you can expect to see in one of my larger prints like the 30" by 45." Of course, this will look even better printed on  photographic paper than it does on a computer monitor. 

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Here is the standard web version of "Valley of Transition."  In a perfect world, we could see the full size images online, but in reality we have to use a much smaller resolution photo because of concerns like file load time, and screen size. This image I'm using as my example is the size and resolution for all of the photos on my website. Compare the boxes to their cropped counterparts and you will get an idea of how much detail you are missing by simply looking at photos on the website.

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Small details like this river will most likely go un-noticed when looking at photos on a website. Large fine art prints will show off all of these details, and allow the viewer to explore the photo much more intimately than what is possible on a computer. 

I believe in only making prints of the highest quality. I won't sacrifice detail just to offer a larger size. Many factors go into choosing print size availability. Details such as light conditions at the time of capture, cropping and so forth are all taken into consideration. Rest assured, no prints are offered at sizes that don't meet my high standards. If you have any other questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.