Why do you guarantee my disc images only up to 8x10?
Digital images are just that, they are in a pixel coded format. When I edit an image I am unsure at the time of what size you are wanting to print so I choose the standard average size of 300dpi 10x14. I am therefor telling the code what size pixels to generate. When I save an image I have checked it and made sure it will in fact print well at that size. Many can go larger, some can not. I am unable to check the image before you print so I cannot guarantee any size larger than 8x10**. I will not guarantee any crop. When you crop an image the pixels enlarge, lowering the resolution. I understand when you go to a different size it will crop some of the image off, I am talking about for instance, if you have a full body image and want to crop to a head shot. If it is of a great resolution, great light, then you may be able to crop a bit and print small. I will leave that trial print up to you.
Size matters in deciding where to print.
What if you want a large wall print? You will want to order from me and my professional company. Why?
When you print larger images from your disc your printing company of choice will have to enlarge and/or double the digital pixels. Not all companies have the necessary programs to do so with precision. When I was first deciding on a company to go with I sent the same image around to several professional companies. I choose mine because it was the sharpest and the color was bright. My company is better equipped to enlarge pixels and to match the colors intended for a large print.
If you choose to print large images through your disc/thumb drive and you are unsure if it will print large well feel free to ask me and I will pull up the particular image and offer you my opinion. It will usually be brighter images (earlier in the session as opposed to when the sun begins setting). You do not want to do any excessive cropping on a larger image as it will further enlarge the pixels.
Where you print you images matters.
You have made the decision to invest in a professional photography session. You want your prints to reflect that decision.
If the company is cheap, then they are using cheap printers. I can't speak for all the companies out there, it just stands to reason that if they offer a $.09 print then they do not have the funds for the expensive programs/hardware needed for quality prints. I attend many photography workshops, purchase the necessary programs and equipment necessary, all of which is not cheap and is not a one time expense as many think, all to deliver a quality product I can be proud of to my clients. I do what I can to educate you after the session to get just what you want for the best price/deal for you. Please don't spend this kind of money on the images and go to a cheap local drug store for prints! I recommend Mpix.com. for close to the same price you would pay at a local kiosk you will get quality images. The professional company I use owns and runs Mpix so they are calibrated to my screen (which means they will print in the color I intended them to print). When you print from Mpix or purchase from Susi Photography your images will remain consistant in color. When purchasing your prints from there I recommend mounting any image larger than 11x14 for stabilization. Luster is another option worth using, it adds a light coat over the print for added protection against dusting and aging.
*Never put any art work, prints, paintings etc, in direct sunlight.
How you print matters
When uploading your digital download make sure to do so from a source that will not compress the image such as a desktops or large capacity laptop. DO not upload an image from a phone, iPad, email or messaging as the image will be compressed.
I will upload your gallery to Mpix.com for your convience. Purchases from there do not come through Susi Photography, I am simply comleting the first step in online ordering.
What if I just want several small quality prints?
Now, again, I want you to get the best for your money. I have had clients spend hundreds of dollars purchasing 5x7's because they are framing or gifting the prints and want them to look their best. I'm going to be honest with you here. It kills me. I just can't do it, I have to tell them, when you print that small, your image from Mpix will look just as good as the one I print from my company. When you go smaller they do not need to expand pixels and therefor the resolution will be just as great. Now yes, the professional company will be sharper and the color is a bit more brighter however it is not noticeable enough to warrant the price difference.
Purchasing after the session
When ordering digital downloads or CD's please read the description for ordering instructions. Single images will be delivered via Dropbox. Both options include the print rights.
** I do keep all the print resolution images so if anytime in the future you would like me to open an image and give you my opinion on whether it will print well large feel free to do so. When your prints look good, I look good so please do not hesitate!