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Web site revamp and selling pictures

Well here's the news I promised in my last blog. We've completely revamped www.indigo2photography.co.uk

I'd love to know what you think of the site now. It's been steadily growing in success and my wife and fellow photographer, Magda and I thought it high time to revamp it again. This seems to be an ongoing process at least once every six months. But you can't afford to sit still these days. The internet is proving to be one of the most successful methods photographers have ever had to publish their work to a world-wide audience.

I am also now selling my prints through a superb online gallery service, which is fully e-commerced. So wherever you are in the world it has never been easier to own one of my prints. And I'm keeping prices low during this introductory period. It won't last forever so if you see something you like please don't hesitate, visit www.photoboxgallery.com/paulindigo.

'Printing methods and paper types

For those that are technically minded, here is some information about our print devices and paper types. For small format work (up to 10"x15") we print on a number of FujiFilm Frontier 370 and 390 printers. These work by exposing red, green and blue laser light onto FujiFilm Crystal Archive photographic paper at 300 DPI (dots per inch). The fade resistance of the prints is rated at 150 years.

For large format work we use a Polielectronica Laserlab. This is a world-class laser-based photographic device which prints onto FujiFilm Professional digital photographic paper at 254 DPI. The fade resistance of the prints is also rated at 150 years. ' - Quality information extracted from www.photobox.com which hosts my Professional Gallery and provides my prints.

If you have any questions please just drop me a line. I promise the next blog won't be so commercial. Back to my opinion pieces. I'm thinking of writing an article about how little time professional photographers are spending with their cameras these days.

Cheers,

Paul

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