Greg Heumann Photography - Pricing and Information

Image Size
Frame Size
6 x 7.5", 6 x 9"
8 x10", 9 x 12"
8 x 10", 6.3/4" x 10 1/4"
11 x 14"
11x14, 12 x 15", 10 x 15"
16 x 20"
12 x 18"
18 x 24"
All prints are signed. 10 x15 inch and larger prints are numbered, limited editions of 25.

If you're not sure about any of this, just contact me! I will be happy to work with you.

A word about image and frame sizes:

I frame my photos with standard size frames. I custom-cut mattes to achieve the most symmetrical and well balanced border possible. It is not always possible to achieve side borders equal to top/bottom border sizes. If you plan to frame your own prints, you may want to review the information below. I have found many customers are surprised or confused by this.

Photographs vary in "aspect ratio". Aspect ratio is simply the relationship of the width and length of the image, or of any rectangle, such as a picture frame. For example, a square is said to have a "1:1" aspect ratio. An 8 x 10 inch picture frame has a "4:5" aspect ratio.

Image with 4:5 aspect ratio

Images from "medium format" and other digital cameras have a 4:5 aspect ratio. Images from 35mm and some digital cameras have a "2:3" aspect ratio. 2:3 aspect ratio images look "longer" or "taller."

Image with 2:3 aspect ratio

Suppose you have a nice 8 x 10 inch frame, and you choose a 2:3 aspect ratio image to put in it. How big should the image be? You have several choices - but you might not be happy with any of them! The same applies when choosing a frame for a picture you already have.

A print from a 35mm camera that is 8 inches wide (perfect for your frame) will be 12 inches long - so you'll have to "crop", or cut 2 inches away from the image. This can (and usually does) ruin the photo's aesthetic balance.

You could have the picture printed so that it is only 10 inches long, but now it will be only 6 2/3 inches wide - leaving part of your frame's backing exposed.

You could also have the picture printed so that both the length and width fit inside your frame, 51/3 x 8 inches perhaps - and cut a matte with an 8 x 10 inch exterior dimension. Unfortunately the matte will then have 1 inch borders at the top and bottom, but 11/3 inch borders on the sides - a difference of 30%. This is usually unattractive.

2:3 image cropped to fit 4:5 frame
The windmill's vane is cut off!

2:3 image reduced to fit 4:5 frame
The top and bottom borders
are much wider than the sides.

Why should you care?

Because it is important to choose a frame size such that the width of the matte border is in balance with the frame and picture, and an aspect ratio that keeps left and right close to top and bottom border sizes.

For example, 2:3 aspect ratio images printed at 6 x 9 inches, and mounted in standard 11 x 14 inch frames usually look unbalanced. I offer 63/4 x 101/4 inch prints with custom-cut mattes, which look very good in the same 11 x 14 inch frame.

Finally, note that frame sizes are always stated with the dimensions of the frame opening. External dimensions will be larger by an inch or more in both directions.

The Fine Print:

All photographs are copyrighted works and may not be reproduced for sale or use in any form. If you are interested in selling or reproducing a photograph please contact me and we'll work something out.

Prints are made on premium papers with UltraChrome pigment-based inks. Framed prints are made with acid-free mattes and u.v.-filtering glass. These prints should last a lifetime. Print stability will vary according to image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity, and atmospheric conditions. I cannot guarantee print longevity. For maximum print life, display prints under glass or laminations, out of direct sunlight or exposure to harmful gases.

Shipping is not included in the prices above. Contact me for a quote.

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