Print Sizes and Prices

8 x 10
10 x 12
16 x 20
20 x 24
24 x 30

Technical Notes

Minor White when asked to explain his technical approach to photography stated simply, "The camera was faithfully used."

For the past fifteen years I have used a Pentax 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 format camera mounted on a Gitzo tripod and Fujichrome Provia 100 transparency film. I do not own nor do I use filters other than a polarizer. For the past two years I have been printing on Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper which is considered to be the most archival/permanent (80 years) commercially available material to date.

Cibachrome is a color reversal paper which allows the user to print directly from slides. Until the introduction of Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper it was the most archival paper on the market.

Dye Transfer is a graphic arts process which requires separation negatives and a gelatin matrix or matte material to transfer liquid dyes from a tray to the paper. Very time consuming and costly process which is now obsolete since the primary manufacturers of the materials and are no longer making them.

Pigment Transfer is a four layer process in which the pigments are transferred from pigment sheets to the print area via adhesion baths and pressure. These prints are no longer being made as they were extremely labor intensive requiring costly materials and separation negatives, plus a very high loss rate.

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Ansel Adams said:
"The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it."

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