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Purchasing and Print Size Information

Purchasing and Print Size Information

Ordering Information: If you are interested in purchasing a print, please go to my contact page for my email address or phone number. Another way to contact me is through my photography Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/RobRakowPhotography/ and message me through that.

Print ID: If there is an information symbol (circle with an "i" in it) in the upper right corner you can click on it and it will give you a number, plus there is a number / number like (3/45) in the upper right. Either number with the gallery name will be helpful if wanting to order a picture. 

About Sizes: What my camera catches as an image is a ratio of 3x2, 3 being the length and 2 being the height.  This means some popular print sizes may not contain all the information that you see in a picture here on my website. For example, since the ratio is 3x2 and I multiply each number by 2, I would get 6x4. In the printing world, they usualluy refer to sizes as height by length and popular sizes are 4x6, 8x10, 11x14 etc. So, you can see that a print size of 4x6 would contain all the information of the picture that my camera catches, easy right? 

Now, mutiply that 3x2 ratio by 3 and you get a 9x6 print or in the printing world a 6x9. Multiply that by 4 you get 12x8, or 8x12 print. Here is what I am getting at. You can see that the popular size of an 8x10 print would require me to crop out some of the original information that was caught by the camera. Sometimes this is no big deal and sometimes it is. 

The Bad News: The problem here is that most places that sell pre-cut mats and /or frames, make them for the popular print sizes like a 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 and 11x14. All of these sizes would require me to crop out some of the image.

The Good News: The good news is that in more cases than not I can crop to these sizes without losing critical information and can create theses popular sizes because I try to shoot with this in mind in that I may have to crop out part of the image. But, there are instances where I cannot and would have to stay to the sizes that match that 3x2 ratio so as to retain all of the original image.