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« on: July 08, 2008, 10:57 »
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This question is for those of you who sell fine art prints and shoot with digital.  Do you sell your prints in the standard sizes of 8x10, 11x14, etc. or do you sell them at digital sizes like 10x15?  (Are digital sizes even standard or does that depend on whether or not you have a full frame sensor?)

I ask because when I shoot, I like to fill the frame with my subject.  I never think about possibly needing to crop to 8x10.  But now I'm wondering if I'm limiting myself when it comes to selling prints.


« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008, 12:04 »
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Its a tough question. They do offer frames, matting, foamcore, sleeves to fit an 8x12 just a little harder to find and a little more expensive. Personally I think it looks nicer.
Maybe as demand grows for 2X3 it will become more commonplace, wishful thinking of course  :)

I chose 8X12 because I have a 2X3 camera. If I went with the standard 8X10 I would put tape on the viewfinder.


« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008, 14:06 »
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Do you sell your prints in the standard sizes of 8x10, 11x14, etc. or do you sell them at digital sizes like 10x15?  (Are digital sizes even standard or does that depend on whether or not you have a full frame sensor?)

I ask because when I shoot, I like to fill the frame with my subject.  I never think about possibly needing to crop to 8x10.  But now I'm wondering if I'm limiting myself when it comes to selling prints.

I do large format printing and just about all of my customers crop to the standard sizes. That includes customers that have me print photos as well as fine art paintings.
Hope that helps.
Craig
www.easyonlineprints.com [nofollow]

« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2008, 14:29 »
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http://photo.net/nature-photography-forum/006BTu

Here is another forum discussion I found on this topic. Few years old but interesting anyway.

It would be nice to see the wider format gain more support, if no one prints at that size it will never happen.

« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2008, 15:15 »
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Thanks guys.  I think I'm going to just continue with the 2x3 format.  I really hate the idea of shooting with the standard formats in mind.  I also don't like the thought of cropping away all those pixels for which I paid dearly. :D  If I was doing this to pay the mortgage, I might think differently.  I'm hoping to build my photography into a nice retirement income which is at least ten years away.  By then maybe the 2x3 formats will become the rule rather than the exception. 

« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2008, 19:48 »
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I print for artists who work in all kinds of sizes. Some artists don't care what the final size is as long as the paper size fits into a standard size plastic envelope, ready to sell. Others want the print image itself to be a standard size so they can buy cheaper stock frames. For prints on canvas we need to make the image area in even inch increments so that they can stretch the print onto standard size wood stretcher bars.


 

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