I started offering prints for sale even before I established my photography business. The first time it happened I had not planned for it at all. I posted my photo of the sunrise over the Haleakalā volcano in Maui on my Instagram and someone got in touch asking if they could buy a large print of it. Within the same week, another person sent a similar mail.
I can’t disclose names, but the final print was about 2m wide and was priced $1200. Before you think I made a fortune out of one photo, know that the framing cost was astronomical.
But this is how it started.
Most of the times, my clients have been proactively inquiring about purchasing photos they like. Sometimes a sale happened while being nice and chatting with the person sitting next to me in an airplane. Sometimes while talking with a passer-by during the shooting of a landscape… It’s brilliant that so many people are keen to purchase a beautiful photo to add to their homes or offices.
But, as a business I can’t just rely on random events like these. Hence why I’m writing this page. To build a structure for my prints for sale and give you a point of contact.
General information on the prints for sale
I print the majority of my photos in a lab in London, UK. The prints are either Giclée or digital C-Types. Both are high-standard quality prints, they’re simply used for different purposes. Giclée are ink-based and offer a greater range of papers which gives more freedom to present the image. C-Type are silver-based (requiring specific papers) and offer great colour accuracy in complex situations like recreating subtle skin tones.
Giclée last for around 40 years in daylight and 200 years in correct storage conditions in the dark.
C-Type also last for around 40 years in daylight and 80 years in the dark.
I use high quality matte, gloss or metallic paper depending on the photo subject. My usual choices are Hahnemühle or Canson for Giclée prints and Fuji or Kodak Metallic for C-Type.
When available, frames are usually custom made for each individual print using high grade glass, thick cut white mounts and stylish black frame moulds. Of course, more options can be discussed.
If you are a private collector or a gallery and we are talking privately about your purchase, I will also take into consideration your available lights to recommend the best option.
How can you purchase a print
If you see any of my photos in my blog, on Instagram or anywhere else and would like to purchase it, this is a possibility. Just get in touch via my contact form. Select the option “Image Licensing and Purchase”. Leave your email and write down the link to the image. I will then get back to you to discuss options.
Depending on the photo, there may be some limitations in size or even availability, but I will always try to accommodate your needs.
I have set up an online shop on this website. It features or will feature some of my workshops and digital products but also prints.
Right now, I’m using it to sell a limited edition series (more on that below) and the more affordable unframed prints. In the future, I’m planning to add more prints for sale, including luxurious framed options.
Simply click on the Shop link in the navigation bar to see what’s available.
Every month, I offer limited edition prints for sale under “The Limited 10” label. There are only 10 prints of each image available in one size of 8” x 10” (203.2mm x 254mm, including margins when needed), all at a fixed affordable price.
I will offer more limited editions prints in the future, including large or panoramic size or with high-end fine art finishing.
I offer some additional prints for sale through third party stores as well.
My main external shop is on Society6. I have been using it since 2013 for its diverse range of products. There, I offer posters, wood wall art, metal prints and cheaper frames.
I try to keep the prices low so my earning is only between 3% and 8% per sale.
I also have a Etsy store. It’s a shame I have never really used it so far but I will put some prints for sale there too. Although this is likely going to be an extra sales channel for me and not a place where you will find exclusive content not available here.
Stock photography and licences
I’m happy to offer commercial and editorial licenses of my photos. These require a separate conversation. Please contact me.
I hope this gives you exhaustive information about my prints for sale. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss this further.