FAITH AS AN IMAGE

PRODUCT INFORMATION

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ORDER A PRINT FROM A MAL AUSTIN CHRISTIAN SITE?

THE PRINT

FIRST: You will have chosen the size and paper type as per my instructions in the order form, so I will personally print it asp and send it off in the mail. It is printed on an Epson Stylus 8070 currently the best printer in the world using the best Epson inks which last at least 70 years if the print is not hung in sunlight, under fluorescent lighting or physically exposed to vapors from cooking etc. This product is a rolled print in a tube, packaged with protection and personally signed on the image. All prints have a border for you to keep or remove according to your display wishes; this border is not counted in the image size.

BETTER: Because you are choosing from your monitor screen using the internet, you should find the print is actually better than you expect! This is because the web only shows 35% of the colors that the human eye can see but the best printers can print 50%. There are around 16 million identifiable colors and humans can separately identify about 1 million.

BUT: You are choosing your print from a monitor which is different from mine and quite possibly not calibrated to a set international standard. At the beginning, my images are mathematically measured and adjusted to a perfect standard using Photoshop, but then creativity may take over…!

PRICES: All image subjects and paper types are the same price beginning at just AUD149 including postage.

THE PAPER

YOUR CHOICE: On the order form, choose which paper of the 3, or canvas, you’d like.

MATTE: With less contrast, subtle, perfectly smooth, no reflections, perfectly beautiful.

HEAVY WATERCOLOR: Matte. Thick and heavily textured, this is for a ‘painting’ and ‘artwork’ effect.

METALLIC PEARLE: A high-gloss top-end product which has replaced pure white with a light silver and is best for sharp, bold, bright, highly colored subjects.

CANVAS: Actual, real canvas in semi-gloss for max quality. No spray-coat required, great for stretching and hanging as is, looks the real thing because it is.

Close up of smooth matte paper surface.
SMOOTH MATTE
Close up of watercolor paper surface.
WATERCOLOR
Close up of metallic pearle paper surface.
METALLIC PEARLE
Close up of canvas surface
CANVAS

THE ORDER PROCESS

IT’S VERY EASY…

FIRST: Just decide which image[s] and discover the ID order number by hovering above the image in the original gallery. [ it will be like ‘faai45’]

THEN: Fill in the form and submit and then pay via a card or PayPal account.

YOU: will get confirmation emails.

BELOW: Is a sample finished form.

CONTACT

Any questions about the work, locations, photographic details, prices or special needs please contact me directly through this address:

givenworks1 @gmail.com

Bespoke work and larger sizes available.

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THE PHOTOGRAPHER

To begin with...I have been a professional photographer since 1983. I had my own busy studio for nearly 20 years in a suburb of Melbourne. These were the film years and I covered somewhere around 600 weddings, many more portraits and lots of commercial assignments. I used cameras from 35mm to various 120 film sizes and even 5×4 inch. I had a 6×17 panoramic camera also, ‘for fun’.

Big changes…In 2000 I was becoming burnt-out in various ways and knew I had to accept changes, including the switch from film to digital and computers. I sold the studio and much of my equipment and became exclusively a ‘landscape only’ practitioner. This also demanded I learn about the printing industry and preparing works for publication. The results were numerous product creations including books, greeting cards, postcards, posters, framed photographic art etc.

Bigger changes…The next change came with the inescapable truth that many of these items are now greatly reduced or have disappeared due to computers, the smart phone and the internet. Through this time I travelled vastly in Australia and New Zealand and the large number of landscape images I have now form the backbone of my latest and last direction as I work from home and everything is now viewed and ordered online. I believe that one website to show much of my work would be huge and cumbersome so I have divided my work into many niche-sites where you can find your special subject interest quickly and in more detail.

What matters…Yes, I have some awards, teaching experience and various other ‘boasts’ I could write about but the only thing that matters now is that as you examine my work and receive your order, you know it has been shot with the best of professional equipment, achieved with much hard work and at times discomfort, and printed with the very best technology and long-lasting, expensive ink available to achieve the best…and you enjoy your investment!

TELL ME SOME ANSWERS TO FAQS!

Do you use Photoshop as part of the creative process? 

Photoshop – is used in the creation of every professional digital image because it is part of the digital process. I use it as a tool for image-making, removing image pollution and marks, adding the creative such as a texture, style of sepia, or softness. If elements are added or multiple images are combined so that the image becomes my construction it will be labelled as “composite”.

WHAT is a Giclee print?

It’s a fancy name for an inkjet print of the highest quality possible using top end paper for fineart purposes.

WHO does your printing?

I do; it is a little known fact that a great deal of time and expertise accompanies the printing process in order to get correct colour and beautiful results. Taking the image and working on the computer is dominated by creativity; printing the result is a discipline of measurement and exact procedure, best done by the photographer.

There has long been a friendly debate in the music world between vinyl vs. digital – does the same happen with film vs. digital in the photographic world?

To a lesser extent; music is more subjective whereas image creation can be compared a lot more mathematically in most major criteria. There are still valid subjective reasons why some people prefer one to another, but few professionals use film anymore.

IN this digital age, why do you have an exclusively film panoramic website? [filmpanoramics.com]

I have shot over 2000 frames of film in my film-only panoramic camera @ 4 frames per roll. Many would say there is a quality to film that is not present in digital. I do know that very few films were actually or deliberately kept as ‘neutral’ as possible in their characteristics . This applies especially to the most common ‘landscape film’ which was exaggerated deliberately in certain colour areas and was also affected by UV light and reciprocity in its own ways which turned out beautiful, if not completely honest, landscape imagery.    These can be considered either redundant or precious.

WHY is all postage free for your prints?

Because it makes things a lot simpler and quicker for getting product out to my clients everywhere.

DO you use AI?

No images in any of my websites have been or ever will be created by AI.

DO you still use your 6×17 panoramic camera?

No, I merge up to 7 frames per image in Photoshop using my digital camera which now far exceeds the quality of any film. It also gives the choice of lots of lenses.

WHAT is your favourite subject?

Anywhere in the world that my photographic eyes tell me would make a great image!

HAVE digital and phone cameras made things harder to be a professional these days?

Enormously; a massive number of assignments no longer exist, a lot of ‘us’ have disappeared. Many are fooled that because the technology can create what appear to be technically good images for them, all they need to do is point and press. But the gulf between professional and amateur talent remains as large as ever. Camera makers know this, which is why they still offer seriously high-end cameras which cost a bomb and produce such amazing quality. And, fortunately, technology cannot take away human ability in the creative; there will always be those who produce the outstanding compared with the majority, because they produce from the heart and their gifting; this is why some people still are willing to pay for the exceptional; but with a culture of wanting ‘free’ stuff saturating the web, it’s harder than ever, especially starting.

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