Printing, Ratio &Sizes
I provide most of my studio digital images ready to be printed as 6" x 4" photos. Sometimes there might be a few more suitable as a 8" x 10"" due to the composition of the image. Outdoor sessions are generally 4" x 6". Although I always chose the optimal shape for your images, if you know what size frame/canvas you are planning to use, please let me know and I can crop them accordingly. Alternatively, if you are ever concerned about getting it wrong I do offer printing as a separate service.
A square image has a ratio of 1:1, ie both sides are the same size.
A 4" x 6" (2:3 ratio) image can be printed as a 8" x 12" or 12" x 16", for example, as the ratio is the same.
A 8" x 10" (4:5 ratio) image can be printed as a 16" x 20" or 20" x 25", for example, as the ratio is the same.
Prints by Woodard Photography
If you want to make sure that you receive high quality prints then I am happy to arrange this for you. Please contact me with your specific requirements, but below are a few examples to give you an idea:
8" x 10" print on Fujicolor Professional DP II Lustre photographic paper is £15
16" x 20" Fujicolor Professional DP II Lustre photographic paper is £35
16" x 20" Canvas on a deep frame with a protective coating is £195
If you decide to have them printed yourself
I use online printers catering for photographers, but there are places you can access which have printers that can handle high resolution images. High resolution images with 300ppi have a lot of information especially as my images can be up to 5000 pixels on the long side. When ordering on line you often get confirmation as you upload your images if the resolution is good. Places such as camera specialists also have the equipment to print high resolution images. This doesn't mean that you can't use high street shops for printing, but ask to see a sample print before you commit.
What happens if I print it in a different ratio?
Imagine the image as the shape of a table cloth, a square table cloth doesn't cover a rectangular table perfectly and vice versa. Note in the images below how changing the ratio (shape) affects the composition and parts of subject has been cut off.
8" x 10"
4" x 6"
printed as 4" x 6"
printed as 8" x 10"