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 (Maui, Hawaii) 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 at $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 time, 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 on an aeroplane. 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, 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 is ink-based and offer a greater range of papers, giving more freedom to present the image. C-Type is 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 lasts 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 wish to enquire about buying a print that is not already available in the store, please use this contact form and select “Image Licensing and Purchase”. Let me know the details for the image you are interested in (URL and approximate size) and I will get in touch to let you know if it is available and to give you a quote.
Please note that some photos may have restrictions in place due to the subjects’ rights or exclusive usage contracts. Most are available, just not all of them.
I have set up an online store on this website. It features or will feature some of my workshops and digital products but also some 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.
I offer limited edition prints for sale every month under “The Limited 10” label. Only 10 prints of each image are 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 edition prints in the future, including large or panoramic sizes or with high-end fine art finishing. Of course, if you see an image that is not in my store but you would like to purchase, please refer to the ‘Inquiries’ paragraph above and I will do my best to try and accommodate your request.
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. I offer posters, wood wall art, metal prints and cheaper frames there.
I try to keep the prices low so my earnings are only between 3% and 8% per sale.
I also have an 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 will likely be an extra sales channel for me and not a place where you will find exclusive content unavailable here.
Stock photography and licences
I hope this gives you exhaustive information about my prints for sale. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss this further.