What you need to know about digital files.
Digital files are the hot item these days. However , along with the many benefits of having access to the digital files, there are also risks with purchasing the digital files from your session or wedding. I’m not sure that “risk” is the correct word to use, but you know what I mean. Right? haha
Consider this scenario
Friend – “Two sugars and just a dash of milk, thanks. Oh, I see you’ve got your family photo printed! I must have a closer… Oh Dear, why do you look all yellow? And why is little Jimmy half chopped off?
You– “Yes, we’re a bit disappointed about that too.”
Friend – “Who took it for you?”
You– “It was a photographer down the road named K. Lenox.”
Friend – “Oh my. I won’t be calling her.”
Obvious this example is the worst case scenario. Haha Most likely your digital files (my work) will render an excellent result. However, the risk is always there. Please keep in mind that when you print the digital files from your session or wedding day, there are no guarantee’s. I have no control over the quality of the prints you purchase from other labs. Consumer labs may not have quality ink, or printers that will render what the image is supposed to look like. You may see differences in clarity, sharpness, color etc.
In addition to that, when you order an archival print from me, I triple check every little detail before sending your order to the lab. (stray hairs, distracting sun-flare etc) This process takes time. I also thoroughly inspect all prints before sending them to you. These quality checks won’t be done with the digital files/ and prints you purchase elsewhere.
And although your digital files are edited images, these tiny distractions may still be present. (I’ll tell you a secret though- personally I love stray hair- and the way the sun shines through it! You may have noticed that I prefer real. And to me perfection is not real. When there are stray hairs- it means the wind was blowing and that you were lost in the moment. . . to me.. that is beautiful! )
Why are digital files so expensive?
This is a hard question- because most think if they aren’t getting something tangible – the price should be lower. When It comes to selling the files- I loose all control over my art, my vision and how it is represented to others. Once the files are released to the client- despite what copyright laws say- I can not control who prints my images, who re-edits my images or what happens to them. When one purchases the digital files- you aren’t only purchasing the files so to speak, but the rights to print as many as you like- unlimited prints- forever.
So how do you deliver your digital images?
I utilize a third party company called PASS. They are also associated with Showit- my website company. Although I do place emphasis on physical prints and high quality artwork- you do have the option to purchase the high resolution digital files. I utilize the cloud to deliver my digital files.
PASS is an innovative way to wirelessly deliver the gallery of images to you. Even better still, you will have immediate access to your images, on any device, anywhere! In addition, you can even download your images all at once, onto any device, at any time. (Without installing any additional software.) Pretty genius right?! The video below will help explain as well.
Please keep in mind….
- Printing– Where will you print your images? A good lab? A low end one? I simply can not guarantee the quality of any print not ordered directly through me. (This includes the lab associated with the PASS gallery- and although PASS is linked to an awesome Pro lab (WHCC)- my monitors are not calibrated to their printers.)
- Size– Will you choose a print size that is appropriate to the file size and quality? (I would suggest making prints no larger than 8×12’s on your own- for larger prints- I recommend ordering those prints through me)
- Cropping– If your chosen print size requires cropping (e.g. 8×10’s) will you honor my composition? Will you remember to check the cropping before pressing print? Or will unexpected limb chops be the order of the day? hehe I shoot with a full frame camera- and the ratio of my images are 2:3. When I do post processing cropping- I keep to that same ratio. If you keep this in mind when choosing a print size- you should be fine.
Print sizes where the lab will crop: 5×7, 8×10, 16×20
Print sizes requiring NO cropping from the original image: 4×6, 8×12, 16×24, 24×36
- Sharpening– Will the sharpening I applied to the file be appropriate to your chosen print method and size?
For more information about New England Wedding Photography with NH Wedding Photographer K. Lenox
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A huge thank you goes out to our other Lead Photographer- Dana from Firefly Photography .
Thank you for reading! God Bless
Keene, NH Wedding Photography by New England Photographer, K. Lenox.
K. Lenox Photography is anything but your average New England wedding photographer. Each wedding is treated with care and creativity not found with other New England and NH wedding photography studios. Your wedding day is carefully crafted to offer one of a kind unique photography in the Southern NH area.
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