You'll probably have heard photographers talk about fine-art prints before and if you have one of my 2015 price guides you'll see that I am now producing fine-art prints. You've probably also noticed they're a heck of a lot more expensive than getting some snaps printed off at the local Harvey Norman or kiosk printer!
But what are fine-art prints? And why did I decide to change to these kinds of prints?
Fine-art prints are your beautiful portraits printed on soft, luxurious 100% cotton rag papers. This paper is completely different to the photo papers used by most photo labs & kiosk printers. Cotton rag paper is amazing to touch, lasts a lifetime and produces stunning, crisp images for your walls. I had my first lot of fine-art prints done at the start of the year and I'm blown away by their awesomeness.
I decided to make the change to fine-art prints because I've put a focus on quality & creating the best products for my clients. The fine-art prints I now offer are true-to-colour which means the colours in the print are how I see them on my screen. Colours not coming out true is the biggest let down in kiosk style printing. Kiosk printers and public print labs have their own 'colour' settings and when your images are printed the printer just uses the standard colour settings, meaning blacks and whites are often way off and colour tones can get ruined. Professional print labs are calibrated to get the colour true to the photographer's original image & intended vision.
You will never regret getting professional photos taken & you will never regret investing in quality prints and products. I packaged these prints up today for a client & spent ages just looking at how beautiful they are. I love the idea of my clients having these quality products on the walls of their home, to walk past and admire every day.
In the same way that a kindle will never replace the feeling of holding a book in your hands, digital files will never be as good as a quality print you can hold in your hand & display on the wall.