HOW TO ORDER PRINTS

Ordering prints from any of the portfolios on my website is easy and seamless, from both the desktop site or the mobile site.

Desktop Site -

  • Once you've navigated to a portfolio on the desktop site, you may click the 'Buy' button in the top right corner of the portfolio, and then select the photos you wish to purchase by clicking on them. 

  • Or, inside the portfolio, simply roll your cursor over the image you choose and click the 'Buy' button that shows up below the selected image, and this will then take you to the Print Shop. 

  • Or finally, if you click on any of the images in the portfolio, the slideshow will open up, for viewing the images larger, and there is a green 'Buy' button in the top right corner for each image.  Scroll through the images in the slideshow and then click the 'Buy' button for the image you choose.

Mobile Site - 

  • Once you've navigated to a portfolio on your mobile device, you may tap the red shopping cart icon and a dialogue box will open with the option to Select Photos, Buy All, or View Cart.  By choosing Select Photos, you will then be able to tap on the image you choose and the shopping cart icon will change to the number of items selected.  Clicking on the shopping cart icon again will then allow you to select 'Buy Selected' and will take you to the Print Shop to customize your order.    

  • Or, inside the portfolio, you may tap an image, which will then open it in a new window for viewing larger, and the shopping cart icon will be visible on the image.  Simply tap the cart and select 'Buy,' which will then then take you to the Print Shop. 

Print Shop -

     Once inside the Print Shop, you will be able to customize the order to your preferences, with regard to size, print medium, and matting if desired.  Please note that some images will not print optimally at all the various sizes due to aspect ratio.  You may choose the 'Best Fit' options inside the Print Shop, which will show you the optimal print sizes for the image.  If, however, you would like to choose a different size, just be aware there will be some cropping of the image involved to fit the chosen print size, but you will have the option to determine how you want the image cropped by clicking the 'Crop' button below the image in the Shop. 

     I have my cameras set up to shoot in 3:2, aspect ratio, and even when I crop my images, I generally maintain that aspect ratio for the cropped image.  Unless I have cropped an image using the 1:1 (square) ratio or the 16:9 (what most computer displays are these days) ratio, a 3:2 aspect ratio image 'fits' best with these sizes in the Print Shop - 8x12, 16x24, 20x30, 24x36.   

     The other popular sizes people tend to look for are 10x13, 11x14, and 16x20, and these sizes work well with 4:3 aspect ratio images.  Just please be aware that while I may offer these popular sizes in the Print Shop, the 'fit' will not be as optimal as it will be for the 3:2 aspect ratio sizes I mention above. 

     One last thing, I have added a 1-inch border around all the images in my portfolio so the images will not print all the way to the edge of the paper.  This way, if you are going to mat the image, you may do so without overlapping the mat onto the image, and you may even mat so there is a white border between the image and the mat (which I find particularly nice).

     To better understand this concept of print size in relation to aspect ratio, have a look at this video from Mpix, one of the photo labs I currently work with in my Print Shop.

       

PRINT LABS

     The labs I'm currently working with through my online Print Shop are Mpix and Mpixpro.  Both labs offer premium quality prints, using top-of-the-line papers and materials to produce finished materials that will last for generations.  Each product receives personal care and attention by a team member before it is sent on to its final destination, so you can rest assured the print you order from my Print Shop will be of the highest quality.

PROFESSIONAL GRADE PHOTO PAPERS

4 TO CHOOSE FROM

*** Note:  Paper descriptions taken from the Mpixpro website

Kodak Professional Endura Premier E-Surface Paper (Standard Photographic Finish) - 

  • Kodak Professional Endura Premier Paper (Traditional E-Surface Paper) is the most popular paper used by professional photographers. Accurate color, realistic saturation, excellent neutral flesh reproduction, and greater intensity are just a few of the benefits of E-Surface paper.
  • Product Highlights
    • Standard Archival Value of 100 years in home display; 200 years in dark storage
    • Bright blues, cyans, purples, and reds

Kodak Professional Endura Premier Metallic Paper (Smooth Pearlescent Finish) 

  • Metallic uses a patented combination of film and laminate layers resulting in striking three-dimensional images. Its unique pearlescent surface, resistance to tearing and curling, and ultra-bright backgrounds make it an exceptional paper regardless of application.
  • Product Highlights
    • Standard Archival Value of 100 years in home display; 200 years in dark storage
    • Saturated colors

True Black & White Paper (Classic Matte Finish) -     

  • Our panchromatic, resin-coated paper proves a true digital B&W print should be the standard, not an exception. It is designed to make rich black, continuous-tone prints – while avoiding color tints. And by using a silver-based emulsion vs. dye-based, this papers imaging performance and characteristics are the same as traditional B&W prints.
  • Product Highlights
    • Display and 100-year archival quality
    • Specially coated on back of paper to accept ink (for crop lines or notes)

Fine Art Paper -      

  • Fine Art prints are printed on large format inkjet printers on Fine Art Paper. Fine Art paper is similar in look and feel to watercolor paper and is a great alternative to fiber-based printing.
  • This paper is more fragile than traditional photographic prints and must be handled with care.

GALLERY MATS 

  • Present your images in a luxurious gallery-quality mat. Your print is inserted into a custom cut, beautifully beveled 6-ply mat and is available in black and white.
  • Product Highlights
    • White or black mat
    • 6-ply matboard
    • Beveled interior cutout
    • Interior cut out is white on the black mat
    • 1/8" foam core finish on the back

METAL PRINTS**

**Please note, my Print Shop is not set up to offer Metal Prints at the moment, but I'm happy to work with you individually if you're interested in a Metal Print.  Please send me a note on the Contact page, and we'll work out the details        

     Modern Metal prints are printed on a 1/16" aluminum sheet and come mounted with a metal easel or float mount so they are ready to display as soon as they arrive.  Modern Metals have a glossy finish. The surface of the product will vary due to the nature of the material. Please allow for minor imperfections.   

CANVAS PRINTS**

**Please note, my Print Shop is not set up to offer Canvas Prints at the moment, but I'm happy to work with you individually if you're interested in a Canvas Print.  Please send me a note on the Contact page, and we'll work out the details

     Printed on premium canvas and stretched by hand around a sturdy wooden frame.  Gallery Wraps are considered high end wall art due to their giclee printing process. Your image is printed on fine art canvas material, then wrapped around a 1.5" wooden stretcher frame with wire or saw tooth mounting attached.        

CUSTOM ORDERS

     If you are interested in something you don't see in the Print Shop, or if you would like to work with me directly on your order, please send me a note on the Contact page, and I'll be happy to work with you one-on-one to satisfy your needs. 

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

     If you are not completely satisfied with the finished product you receive, I will refund in full (no including shipping costs) if the product is returned to me, undamaged and with all original packaging material, within one week of receipt.  

     If the print is damaged during shipping and you would like a replacement, please return the product to me with all original packaging material, and once I receive it, I will work with the lab directly to have a replacement image printed and shipped to you.  

***COPYRIGHT AND PRIVACY POLICY***

No images on this site may be reproduced, in any way, shape, or form, without prior written permission from Stephanie Johnson Photography.  Visiting any of the pages of this website implies consent to adhere to this Copyright Notice, in accordance with the following:

     All prints, products, and digital files provided by Stephanie Johnson Photography are protected under copyright of Stephanie Johnson Photography (StephJohnPhoto).  This copyright is non-transferrable.  Purchase of prints, products, or digital files does not signify a transfer of ownership of any copyrights.  Please also adhere to the U.S. Copyright Law, in your usage of photographic prints and products, outlined below:

     The U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code) is designed to protect photographers and other artists by granting them the exclusive right to distribute, copy, edit and publish their photography by license, transfer, or sale.  The Copyright Law prohibits anyone from copying, scanning, editing or sharing photographic prints, images, or media without the written permission of the photographer.  Violation of the Copyright Law can incur both civil and criminal penalties.

A pdf copy of the U.S. Copyright Law is available here - U.S. Copyright Law Title 17