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Congrats to our 2014 ADLA medalists...well done! I will start posting finals shots immediately. Medalists will be first up, along with selected requests (if you ask, I will do my best to serve you!). There are still quite a few non-finalists that I will post as soon as possible. Please be patient, I'm a workin' contractor and at the moment *very* busy...I go through all my shots so it takes some time. Thanks!
The camera I use is in a native format of 2x3, or 4x6, or 8x12...etc. If you buy a print in, say, 8x10, the printer must crop the original...do so with caution as I crop a bit in processing, so there may be little room for you to edit. The pricing isn't that much different, so if you want a larger print, splurge a bit and get an 8x12. But of course you can opt for 8x10. (They will also crop the 5x7 treatment...no solution for this but to go smaller 4x6 or bump it up to 8x12).
Metallic paper is extra-cool, the colors just pop off the paper.
If you see an image with a border/frame kinda deal, it's been sized to EXACTLY the size indicated in the image ID. Cropping is a giant NO for these treatments!
I also will take liberties when I see the opportunity...black and white or other color treatments may appear!
NOTE ON ASPECT RATIO: Sometimes (rarely, though...) I will resize an image in an "odd" sizing...pay attention to the filename and, if altered, the true size will be there; for example..."highschool32x8.2345"...that would indicate the resize is 32x8 inches which can be ordered. These shots are kinda "special"...the treatment is not arbitrary at all...
Another PLEASE READ:
Some of these pageantry venues have lighting that "cycles" in different hertz ranges; therefore the color temperature changes many times a second . This condition makes it impossible for a modern DSLR camera to get the white balance right throughout the performance of any given group (it has to do with the light cycling, fast shutter speeds, and *one* WB setting the equipment is working with). So what I do is try to get a skin-tone average in post production software, but you may see color shifts between shots nonetheless. With so many shots to process in a timely manner, I choose to not deal with every affected image; realistically, I can't and still get these things done. I would be happy to revisit individual shots, feel free to contact me and we'll go from there.
I do some limited mounting, using a wonderful product called Gatorboard that won't bend or warp over time, and standard mounting using high quality matte board, plus archival-quality adhesive. Since I'm a cabinetmaker by trade, I also craft custom frames. So if you want me to do that work, just drop me a line at email@example.com and we'll go from there!