Jeff Gardner Photgraphy and Fine Art Printing
An Appreciation of Quality and Beauty
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Fine Art printing applies greater emphasis to the aesthetic (appreciation of beauty and taste) as compared to “decor” prints which places more emphases on improving an environment. Although most of my prints are proudly hung in homes, their owners critically judge the piece and require a higher level quality and attention to detail. Often the prints are entered into juried shows or sold in galleries.
Higher quality is achieved by the following two factors:
Firstly, customized image adjustments are applied and the image is examined in detail to remove minor flaws and support the images best qualities. Discussions are held with the artist to reinforce the story every good print must tell.
Secondly, only the finest archival materials (paper/canvas/inks) are used to ensure that the print will stand up to years of critical appreciation.
Included in the cost of every print, is 30 minutes of work to adjust the image so that it stands out. Attention to TONE (whites to grey to black) and colour treatment make each image pop. Minor adjustments (dust removal, straighten horizon, etc.) are also performed.
The ink is Epsons finest (no substitutes), papers are by Hahnemuhle and Canson (gallery quality archival)
Remove damage and yellowing from old prints and negatives. Skin retouching, removal of scratches, paper creases, water spots and other flaws on the original are all corrected
Take low resolution images and print them significantly larger - up to 66" wide or larger
High Definition digital copies for reproduction on web sites, prints and promotional materials
Update your web site/social media pages with low resolution copies of your adjusted images
Gallery wrap (mirrored edges), unframed or framed in black or mocha (with black edges). Larger sizes available but require special shipping.
Safe storage of your digital image, sell the first copy, have it reprinted later
Accepted at a Show! Sell a print! Let me know, we can post it on this site.
Brighten the subject, darken the background. The foreground requires sharpening while the background requires less sharpending.
The space around and between the subject(s). Why is it there? Does it help or hurt to enforce you story?
Do they enforce the story or distract?
Vignette the edges, keep your viewer focused on your art, not the piece next to it by darkening the edges to attract the eye to the bright areas (your story)
Closely examine the edges - everything belong there?
Darks and Brightness are everything - toning makes the image, otherwise its flat and two dimensional
Different lighting may require colour correction
For every print I consider all of these factors when making adjustments
... see what my customers have to say
I just wanted to say thank you about a million times more for the print. I am thrilled with the attention you paid to the details of texturing and picking up the sunlight. Thrilled. Very glad I found you.C. B
Just to let you know, Jeff. When my wife got home and saw my image that you had worked so hard on, she said “Spectacular!” I agree. You did an amazing job! Thanks once again.D. O.