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Prior to ordering, please read the description listed on each individual picture in my albums, where you will find size recommendations for each individual item.
The most cost-effective option, all of my prints will arrive at your doorstep, mounted on white, acid-free museum-quality gallery mats. They will be well-packaged, and sealed inside of transparent acetate bags, which protect them from pollutant prior to, during, and after shipment. A frame may be needed for display.
Quickly gaining popularity, my photography, printed on canvas is a wonderful, hassle-free alternative for those who (like myself) would rather not hunt for a frame, in order to hang a mounted print. My canvases arrive on your doorstep, 100% ready to be hung on your wall.
The top, bottom, and sides are 1.25" deep, and these borders will be black, unless you specify otherwise. In some cases, the sides, top, and bottom look great as a continuation of the picture or another color, however the stretching of an image in order to accommodate the sides often hurts the showmanship of a picture. If you would like to pursue an avenue other than my standard black sides, please contact me, and we can determine if your picture(s) of interest will be suitable.
My canvases are lightweight, and have a protective coating over the image, which protects them from UV light fading, and will greatly reduce the risk of their being impacted by pollutants. It also allows for gentle cleaning with a damp rag, if necessary.
My newest medium for display, metal prints capture light and accentuate colors like nothing else. For those who desire the convenience and showmanship of canvases, yet want more glamour, metal prints are your solution!
Like canvases, my metal prints arrive with mounting hardware already installed.....all you have to do is put the nails in your wall! Also, like my ready-to-hang canvases, no frame is required. Made from aluminum, they are lightweight, extremely easy to clean, and are extremely resistant to pollutants and UV fading.
What does acid-free mean?
Many photography mounting supplies contain acids which will, over time remove the color from pictures mounted on them. When purchasing my acid-free, mounted prints, this won't be an issue, allowing you to enjoy your beautiful art for many years to come!
Some of your pictures have suggested sizes. Why are some suggestions different than others?
Although you don't have to follow my size suggestions, the intention is to prevent changes to the picture which would make it less appealing. Some pictures (such as a landscape which has a relatively consistent or reoccurring theme) have elements which can be removed, without damaging the visual effect, whereas others (such as a close up of an owl) can't afford to be altered, without hurting the image's visual appeal.
Would it hurt the showmanship of a picture if I were to order it in a very similar, yet different ratio than those you recommend?
It's very circumstantial. I include the size recommendations in order to protect the parts of a picture which I feel are important to maintain it's visual appeal. In some cases, you may not be concerned about losing a bit more of the margins than I recommend (such as a cactus in the background, which I feel really helps to bring the picture together). If, however, an important part of the picture hugs one of the edges, it may not suit the image well to stray from the recommended sizes. If you are still unclear, please send me an email, and I will send you a watermarked sample of the picture you're interested in, displayed in the size of your choice, so there won't be any concerns about it's visual appeal.
Will the watermark be visible on the picture I order?
No. The watermarks ("Ian Adrian Nature Photography" text, at the bottom of each picture) on my pictures serve the sole purpose of preventing unwanted distribution of the digital images.
How long will it take for me to receive my order?
It depends on both what you ordered, and the time of year that you're ordering it. Due to my need to mount them, prints often take around, or just over two weeks to arrive at a location in the continental US. Canvases and metal prints, on the other hand, almost always arrive at their destination in less than two weeks. If you're placing an order near the holidays, these time estimates are likely to double (unless you're ahead of the mad rush)
Do you offer local pick-up as an alternative to shipping? Technically, I lack a showroom, and this is exclusively an online business which I run from home, however I do vend at several street fairs and craft shows, so please view my "event schedule" for more info in that department. If, however, that option doesn't suit you, please drop me a line and we can arrange to meet in person.
It looks great on my high-resolution computer monitor, but won't the image look pixelated when it's blown up on a large canvas/print?
In the event of blowing up a lower-resolution picture, this would absolutely be the case, however most of my images have a very high resolution, making this a non-issue. There are a few exceptions (such as some wildlife, photographed from a distance), in which the image shouldn't be blown up too large, due to pixelation. Size recommendations are listed on all pictures, and part of the intention of these recommendations is to avoid such issues.
If I'm not happy with my purchase, do you offer any sort of warranty?
Yes. From the date you receive your purchase, you have one month to send it back to me (post-mark date), in order to receive a replacement picture or full refund (your choice); no questions asked. If, however it is damaged in transit, I must be notified within one week of your receipt of the merchandise, in order to issue a refund/replacement.