Purchasing Tips

How do I Buy?

Choose a “Gallery” and sift through the thumbnails in that Gallery. When you click on any of the thumbnails you’ll be taken to a “filmstrip” page where the image you’ve clicked is enlarged and the rest of the gallery appears as a filmstrip below this image. You can now click left and right arrows in the filmstrip to see each individual image in a larger format. In the corner of the filmstrip window you’ll see several icons against a black background. The shopping iconone which looks like a shopping is the icon you select to chose your purchase. By clicking the shopping cart icon you can select the size and type of print for the image you want. You may also see this shopping cart icon on the thumbnails in each Gallery. Clicking the shopping cart icon on the thumbnail also allows you to purchase a print of that image. Once you’ve selected all of your prints, choose the “Shopping Cart” Tab (near the top of the page) to pay for your purchase.

Frame vs Print

Anyone who has ever taken photos knows that frame sizes and print sizes don’t always match. Most film and digital cameras produce images with a 4:6 ratio (which yield an 8×12 print), while frames are typically made for 4:5 ratios (which produce 8×10 prints). An 8×10, however, crops 2″ off the original photo. Unfortunately 4:6 mats and frames are more difficult to find.

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To help resolve this problem, all of my prints are available in “frameless” formats– metal prints and canvas wraps that come ready to hang on a wall. These cost a bit more initially, but are often less expensive than adding a frame and glass to a print. My canvas wraps are mounted on a 1.5″ wooden frame, wrapped around the sides, and come right out of the box ready to hang on the wall. My metal prints (which are the most vivid and archival way to display my photos) are printed on metal sheets and also come ready to hang.*

For the economy-minded consumer, I do offer most of my prints in the traditional print sizes: 8×10 and 16×20. These sizes unavoidably crop out some of the original image (as displayed on this site) but do not impact the basic composition of the original photo. Although my paper prints are inexpensive, they are printed on high-quality lustre paper and allow you, the customer, to mount, mat, or frame them in any inexpensive frame you desire. Larger or custom sized prints may be available upon request.

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waterfall1-pano Panoramic prints are a great way to fill a wall with art. My Panos are twice as long as they are high and printed 10×20 inches. Many of my photos (but not all) are available in the Pano format (you’ll know by checking the print options for each photo). Pano prints require you, the customer, to acquire a suitable frame. Pano Canvas Wraps and Pano Metal Prints come ready to hang on a wall— no framing needed. If you like one of my original photos but would like to see how it would look as a pano, email me and I’ll send you a pano-format version of the image which you can examine prior to making a purchase.

Shipping

Shipping is always free to contiguous USA and takes a week or less to get to your home or office (contact me if you want prints sent outside of the contiguous United States).

More Than Just Prints

If you would like to purchase prints that are already framed, or if you would like to purchase my photos as phone covers, or on blankets or towels, or in other unusual configurations, you can purchase them through my distributor here.

Thanks, and I hope you enjoy hanging my photos on your walls.

Mike Ash

*Metal prints are created on coated aluminum which may have minor surface irregularities that will not impact the quality of the photo.