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Old 06-29-06, 02:37 PM
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Selling prints. Any sites that will handle the dirty work for me?

I know of a lot of sites that will resell my digital photos as stock photography.
I've has some requests to sell prints of some of the photos I have on my site and I've though of it but I don't wan to deal with billing, printing and shipping.

I'm looking for a vendor that will handle billing, printing, and shipping of prints of my photos. I hears Shutterfly has a service like that but couldn't find it on their site.
Does anyone know of any? Any experiences or advice?

thank you in advance.

just a quick plug of my site, which at the time, is not selling anything.
http://www.nyfalls.com

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Old 06-29-06, 03:03 PM
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cafepress, deviantart, art.com, zazzle are a few. Which are best? Dunno.
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Just a bit of advice--If you're serious about being in the business, referring to your work as 'erotic art' will help it sell better than simply calling it 'dirty photos'
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Beautiful work, the one of Letchworth State Park is perfect
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I would ask on photo.net or Photography-on-the.net
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kinkyspot.com occasionally does some of that.
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Old 06-29-06, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by movie diva
Beautiful work, the one of Letchworth State Park is perfect
Thanks! It's my favorite park. I get out there every few weeks.
Have you been?

I have some nice desktop wallpaper here: http://www.nyfalls.com/downloads.html
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Can't really say, but the photos are purty. I see you have a good sturdy tripod.
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A lot of the images are High Dynamic Range --- composits of 3-5 differrent exposures of the same scene. I don't see very many photographers using that technique.
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Is that done in camera or in photoshop? Film or DIT? I would guess film. Large format camera?
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Actually,
Done in in the digital darkroom (Photoshop/Photomatix). Digital shots.
using a Olympus c-8080 advanced compact. (no SLR)
Tripod used is most cases.
SLRs are not ideal because of shutter vibration.
5 exposures are taken
from -2 to +2 in 1EV increments.
They are combined into a HDR image (too much tonal information to display on a monitor)
Then that tonal info is mapped (compressed) to something that can be displayed or printed. Because I have total control over what details to keep and omit, it yeilds very detailed photos.
I rarely have to worry about lighting either, since I can take a properly exposed sky and mix it with a poperly exposed landscape.

Here's an example of an HDR compiled from 3 exposures (you can see although it has more tonal info than a regular photo, some highlights are still blown out... using 5 exposures would have corrected for it, but since it's sun light poking through the canopy above, I decided to leave it as is.)
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