Crop Factor & Fine Art Prints
I currently offer 2 print sizes available to buy.
These are A4 and A3
A4 = 210x297mm
A3 = 297x420mm
I also offer some images on Fine Art Paper
Please note that a full frame digital camera produces images at a ratio of 2x3 (4x6).
For this reason I print at A4 and A3 as these sizes need the least amount of cropping and are the closest to the original ratio. Even on these sizes a slight crop to the sides of the original photo is needed. See example below.
I have noticed that A4 frames and mounts are easily available from most shops.
True A3 frames and mounts are a little harder to find but I found a good selection online.
In most cases an A3 print will fit in a standard 300x400 mount, however it does crop the sides a little more than a true A3 mount.
Below are examples of how the the crop factor changes the image size.
Original Full Frame image
A4 and A3 Crops
300 x 400 mm crop (12 x 16 mount)
Fine Art Prints
On all my prints I use Fuji professional DPII lustre paper, which is a very good quality photo paper,
designed to work well behind glass.
However on certain prints you can now have the option of having your print on a fine art paper.
The difference between fine art paper and normal photo paper lies in the composition of the paper itself. As a matter of fact, natural fibres (usually cotton or alpha cellulose) must be included within the composition of fine art paper. The paper is not artificially bleached with chlorine, thus ensuring that the photos stand the test of time.
A major asset in the sphere of art photography!
Most fine art paper I use is matt or a fine silk, this works well with landscapes and also reduces reflection behind glass. Fine art is superb to look at on the wall, it takes away the standard photo print look, giving a more natural look, full of clarity and without reflection.