Click on any of the below topics for answers to – Frequently Asked Questions…
What is “Fine Art Photography?” Well, our position is that first, one must define the term “Art,” and we must think of it in the context of photography as we use of photographic equipment to accomplish you goal unto that end. We at Veazey Images believe that a modern day annotation for the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary for the term of “Fine Art Photography” would read something like this:
Our objective at Veazey Images is to do just that - through the medium of photography - capturing the subjects of nature or the beautiful landscapes which can be found through our vast universe. Each individual print is "Hand-Crafted," by our vendor lab which is the largest commercial facility in North America, created at the time of order using the finest quality materials available, with staff giving attention to details and quality, so that we can deliver to you an enduring product which will last for years and that can be handed down from generation to generation. The resulting image will be of "Museum" quality which your will be proud to display and continuously share with family and friends alike.
Prints are currently offered on single sheet format, which are professionally rolled to accommodate our commercial grade mailing tubes and delivered in an un-formatted and un-mounted fashion. You may ask WHY? - Answer: We at Veazey Images feel that you are ordering these prints for a very specify reason and we feel that you – as the end consumer – know best as to how to integrate you images in with your design and decorating ideas. Having said that, it is also obvious that this task of integration is best done at the consumer end where the product will be used and not on the production end where we have no idea where or how these images will be displayed and enjoyed.
Can I purchase digital files of your images?
We print our own images on paper or canvas. Consideration for the sale of specific digital file or files will be given upon request on a “case-by-case” basis. Individuals or firms wishing to use our images should contact us directly via email with a description of their specific request as to use and intent. Requests which are granted by us will be via an individual written copyright and license agreement which must be agreed to and signed by all parties as outlined in a signed format.
There are two schools of thought on this subject. To Sign, or NOT to Sign… As a long-time artists in the field of photography, I do understand both and we will offer both. When ordering your print, if you will please make a written note within the "Special Instructions" box which is at the top-right corner of the "formating page", we can honor your request. In some cases, this could create a slight delay in the delivery process, for we might be out of town on a photo work-trip. Please, let us know your wishes regarding this matter.
We currently offer Lustered-Enhanced Matte prints are printed on Epson Professional Papers, which use a proprietary combination of film laminate layers to produce striking, three-dimensional, lasting prints on an ultra-bright background. Sizes start at 11x14 inches and range up to 40" x 96" or larger printed at our professional photo lab on high quality, highly archival Epson papers.
These prints are of museum. What does this mean? If displayed framed, in a normally lit room, they can last 100 years or more before significant fading is noticeable. Archival prints will show no perceptible fading for generations. In contrast, the colors prints obtained from ordinary, standard retail outlets, these mass-produced prints usually fade and develop a bluish cast in less than a decade.
The print sizes offered on our site are the most common size ranges typically used today. Odd sizes many not work as it changes the composition of the photo and the over-all aesthetic effects of the image. That being said, in many instances, we have tried to offer what we call the “2 x 3” format, (Full Camera Chip format) which is what is considered to be standard in the true professional digital SLR camera format today. With this 2 x 3 format, in most instances, the ordering client can “format” their image (center or move) to accommodate their objective. We do not offer print sizes smaller than an 11 x 14 since, by the time shipping is added, it is a cost prohibitive option. Should you have questions or concerns about how your print will view correctly, please email us or call us with your questions?
To begin, you select a catalog from menu at the top of our website and then select the specific photo which you are interested in. Click on the left corner of the photo for other operational choices such as marking favorites. Once you have displayed the single image, in the upper right side, you will have a list of sizes and prices available to you. Click on the size & price you wish to buy and you will be taken to a format / edit screen where you can make minor adjustments such as to zoom and placement. The rest of the instructions to complete your order should be self-explanatory from there.
All prices, along with sizes and format will be displayed on the upper right corner of the webpage of the selected image. Current size offerings start at 11 x 14 inches and range up to 40" x 96" or larger. Our initial formats being offered are Matte Lustre-Enhanced Prints and are printed on Epson Professional papers, which uses a proprietary combination of film laminate layers to produce striking, three-dimensional, lasting prints on an ultra-bright background. This means that they are of the highest quality and will last a lifetime, when displayed properly. We also will work very closely with I work exclusively with art consultants, frame shops, interior designers, architects to help you accomplish your over-all design objective.
Typically, orders will ship within 14-21 days from when the order is received. However, if we am on an extended travelling assignment, this might impact the length of time it takes for me to get an order out but, we will always communicate this to the client at the time of the order. All orders are processed as soon as possible, but do allow up to two to three weeks for delivery. At this time, international orders are NOT being offered but, these services are under consideration for future expansion.
Yes, you will always receive an email acknowledgement of your order. It may take 24 hours for the email confirmation to be sent. If you did not receive one, then the order process was not completed and it would be good to hear from you about this.
The short answer to this question is “NO”…. How do I get permission to do so? - Due to copyright protection, we do NOT allowing any kind of reproduction of any of our images. This includes the “Screen Coping or Capturing” and / or “Sharing” on any other medium such as Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. All works seen on this website are copyright protected, registered with the US Copyright Office and we will follow through with legal actions.
Today, in many respects, the term of "Photoshop" has become a dirty word in field of photography. Most all true professionals use their DSLRs cameras, shooting in raw mode, which basically means the data isn't converted into a jpeg files until the post-processing is done and then the image is exported as Jpegs or the standard file for photo images. With a point and shoot, or your camera phone, the images are also capture in raw mode but, all the processing decisions are made by the camera (internally) for you and before the creation of jpeg file and the consumer does not have access to the RAW image data.
With professional DSLR cameras, the artist shoots raw mode and then they make the decisions on a computer with a raw processors, or a programs like Photoshop or Lightroom. Adjustments such as white balance, color, sharpness, contrast, etc. are all handled, by the artist, in this manner. One must realize that the “Dynamic Range” of the human eye is far more acute then that of the digital sensor or any film or any digital camera, and it is inside this software, that the professional photographer make these “tool” adjustment decisions for each image rather than allowing the chip in their camera make those decisions for me.
In response to the above question – YES, these adjustment can be “over-done” or “manipulated” to create a “false” outcome which is not representative or to create something that wasn't there at the time the photo was taken. The objective of Veazey Images is to present what was present at the time the images was captured. What you see in our images is what we see at the time of capture. The difference, and the key to photography, is knowing how the camera will respond to the light and using that to our advantage. Having read about Ansel Adams dark room work with his black and white images, I feel he did more "manipulation" in his work than I do in mine.
When we are photographing our wildlife subjects, we use long telephoto lenses and other specialized equipment. Our longest lens that we have used is the Canon EF 800mm and, at times, we will add a 1.4x or 2.0x tele-converter to that when necessary. Some animals are close by and, if we are the only ones around, we will photograph from my car using a window support for my camera and lens. In all U.S. National Parks, there are specific written guidelines outlining what is and is not allowed when interacting with wildlife. As long-time members of the National and local Audubon Societies, we respect and fully ad hear to their recommended guidelines when interacting and photographing all wildlife. No photo is worth risking our life over or risking habituating a wild animal.
George & Jan Veazey