Do I get the digitals? | Jacksonville NC Portrait Photography

One of my most frequently asked questions I get is “do I get the digitals?” The short answer is yes. The longer answer involves a bit of explanation of the different types of files, how they work, and, most importantly, what it all means to you.

All of my sessions come with some sort of digital product. This is 2018 and I know you want to be able to show your images to your friends around the world, especially in an area that is so filled with military families from around the country.

Social media files are for social media use as well as displaying on digital devices. These images are low resolution, 72 ppi, for faster uploads, smaller file size means smaller storage requirements, and minimal, if any, compression issues on social media (looking at you Facebook!). Make sure to check the “upload in high resolution” box even for low resolution images for best results. They have my watermark as well as metadata. This is done for a variety of reasons. This allows you to not have to worry about giving me “credit”. It also makes it harder for someone to “steal” your images and much easier to prove they are my intellectual property in the rare event that someone takes them and tries passing them off as their own (sadly, this has happened). These are not for printing.

High resolution images with a print release are the second digital product that I offer. Portrait sessions include a minimum of 10 (unless stated otherwise) with the option to purchase more. You choose them from the social media images in your gallery app. They are not watermarked. These images are large files, and will print pretty large without problems. This being said, I cannot control quality of consumer labs. I edit your images on a 16 bit depth, calibrated monitor so that colors look the way they will print at a professional print lab. Consumer labs including, but not limited to, Shutterfly, Walmart, Walgreens, Costco, are very hit or miss with their quality. This is why I offer such a wide variety of professional quality prints and products. You’ve made the investment in your portrait session, I’d love for gorgeous prints, canvases, photo cubes, and wall calendars to adorn your home.


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