About the Prints
Over the course of nearly 25 years Steve has shot in excess of 250,000 photographic images. From this body of work, Steve has chosen his most stunning images to become limited edition fine art prints. The original image is created either on slide film or shot in digital format. If the original image was made on film, a 4X5 or 8X10 inter-negative is made this larger negative is then scanned on a drum scanner to get the digital file from which to print. If the original image was shot digitally obviously we already have our digital file from which to print. Each print is hand made by the artist either on a Canon iPF 8000 printer using archival inks and paper, or in a traditional darkroom. All prints are hand signed and numbered by the artist. Acid-free mat colors are carefully selected to enhance each image. All framed images are assembled using the highest quality materials including, hardwood frames to compliment the photograph as well as museum quality Tru Vue AR glass one of the finest framing glass that is made, it virtually eliminates glare without degrading the image like traditional “non-glare” glass will.
The size of the limited editions for each of the images refers to total number of prints made for that image in all sizes available combined.
A few words about digital manipulation of photography
As many of you are probably aware, the technology now exists to enable a person to digitally manipulate, enhance and even create composite images from separate photographs. This new technology is inspiring many artists to create new and exciting works. However, some photographers are using this technology to manipulate and add elements that were not in the original image without being truthful about their manipulation. I am told by many people who collect photography that part of its charm is the “honesty” of the medium. The fact that the artist not only witnessed the actual event when it occurred but was also able to capture it on film. I am concerned that if we as photographers are not honest about how we make our images, the public perception of the “honesty” of all photography will be in question. At this time, none of the images that I print are digitally altered or manipulated in any way. Beyond basic color correction and sharpening as needed. If in the future that should change, I will label any manipulated images as such, allowing you to make an informed decision.
Steve Gettle, February 25, 2001
Although the quality of image reproduction on the World Wide Web is improving rapidly, it does not yet compare to the resolution of a photographic print. Upon receipt of your selection, we are confident that you will appreciate the color reproduction, sharpness, and overall quality of our products. Therefore, if you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, we offer a thirty day, no questions asked, money back guarantee.