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Buying fine art photography at Photoconnect
What is 'fine art'?
We use the term 'fine art' at Photoconnect to signify a photograph printed onto paper for display in a gallery, home, office, restaurant or any other place where there is a need to relieve the monotony of bare walls with something that is fresh and original. Because one person's stock image can be another's fine art, many of our stock images are able to be purchased in this form. On the other hand, some images at Photoconnect are available as fine art only.
Browse our growing portfolio of fine art images here.
In what form is fine art available?
Photography has developed over the past 30 years into a medium that is now recognised as being a fully developed art form in its own right. Using traditional darkroom methods, carefully crafted prints of the work the most famous photographers exchange hands for tens of thousands of pounds. The digital photography era is just beginning and already there is some indication of a new market for digitally captured and digitally enhanced images. The care and craftsmanship that goes into the production of a darkroom image, and the additional authenticity connected to the final image produced on conventional photographic media is reflected in the pricing of such images.
Today's scanning tools mean that such prints can be digitally reproduced and printed to a very high quality, a quality intended to match the original but printed on inkjet media. Alternatively inkjet prints can be produced direct from the negative or from a digital camera source - 'digital darkroom' manipulation is often applied, sometimes in a highly skilled way, but the end viewer is often none the wiser.
Photographers selling fine art images on Photoconnect make it available in one or more of the following formats:
Pricing will generally follow a pattern decreasing as one goes down this list but sometimes digital manipulation of images can produce results which in their own right command a higher price.
Photoconnect photographers supplying inkjet prints tend not to deliver framed prints. While A4 frames are readily available, A3 frames are rather hard to find at present. Consequently please check on the availability of A3 frames or alternatively be prepared to trim the border or mount in a larger frame.
Please note that borderless printing constrains the framing of many images so it will be normal for there to be a white border on inkjet prints that will vary in size. Some of the most effective presentations use broad borders - please consult the photographer to confirm the position.
Ink jet prints will be printed using professional quality printers onto high quality paper. Your photographer contact can help you with your choice of finish.
And remember - fine art photography can make an excellent gift.
Pricing and currencies other than £ Sterling
Photoconnect photographers and buyers can be located anywhere. All prices will be based on the £ Sterling prices translated at the appropriate current exchange rate in the currency ageed between the buyer and seller.
All photographs on this site are the copyright of the photographer. Please be aware that any use without permission will be charged at a minimum at the full market rate applicable to a traditionally licensed image. No volume discounts or other incentives shall be applicable in calculating this rate. Further, if you use without permission you accept that damages will be payable should the value of future or current earnings of an image be adversely affected and you also accept that fair time and other costs of recovering amounts due should be payable.
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