Creating Timeless Equine Images
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Digital file sizes explained: Please read!
SMALL Personal Digital Files: Perfect for online/email sharing - a Small Personal Digital File that you can download relatively quickly (usually within the day) to show friends and display on your phone, tablet, laptop or computer. The actual size is 1000x668 ppi from 2016 on and digital files from previous years are 900x600 ppi. These files have only been minimally processed and look exactly as you see them online. They are sized for the web and sharing - best for viewing purposes. This size is not recommended for printing purposes. There will be a small signature down in the bottom right corner of the image.
MEDIUM Personal Digital Files: Perfect for printing - a Medium digital file (1200x1800 ppi) created for you to print your own photographs and/or share online. Will be edited to bring out the best in your image so please be patient - may take up to a week to receive the download notification. Recommended for 4x6 prints (best quality) and 5x7s. There will be a small signature. Personal use only.
LARGE Personal Digital Files: Perfect for printing - Large digital file (2400x3600 ppi) created for you to print your own photographs – best for 8x10/8x12s and possibly larger. This will produce the highest quality prints and will be the best choice if you intend to crop the image. Will be edited to bring out the best - please be patient - may take up to a week to receive the download notification. There will be a small signature. Personal use only.
Will Digital Downloads be immediately available?
Yes and no. Small/Instant Digital Downloads will be available shortly (usually within a day) after you complete your purchase and you will receive an email alert with instructions for downloading the file. These files will not receive additional editing but will appear exactly as you see them online. They will have a small signature in the bottom right corner. All other digital options (MEDIUM & LARGE Digital Files) will be individually edited and receive the same careful preparation as those that are created for print and will also include a small signature. The usual turnaround time for edited digital files is 1-3 weeks. As with print orders, if you have a special need for an expedited file, please email me directly.
Do you do any additional editing?
All images posted online have been processed with basic editing techniques. Ordered prints and larger digital files will receive additional editing. All files are color-corrected, straightened and cropped based on the ordered products. Adjustments are made to selectively fine tune the contrast and brightness of the image and when possible and potentially enhancing to the final image, distracting background elements are often minimized and/or removed. Whenever I can clean a background and still have it look natural, I will do so. If you would like additional editing, it is available for an additional fee billed at $60 per hour in 15 minute increments.
The one exception to this is the SMALL digital download. These files will be exactly as you see them on the website. They have already received basic editing before being uploaded to the site and what you see is really what you get.
Is there a difference between indoor and outdoor imagery?
Yes. Indoor show photography will usually be shot without flash. The action shots will tend to have a grainier quality due to decreased available light coupled by the need to still shoot at an adequate shutter speed to capture the fast action. The better the light and the closer the jump, the better and cleaner the image will be. Presentation shots will probably be photographed with a flash and they will tend to be of a cleaner, sharper quality thanks to the additional light. Similarly, outdoor images photographed with more light/direct sunlight will be crisper, cleaner, brighter and more colorful than those captured on overcast, cloudy or darker days. We photograph in most available conditions since you ride in varying conditions and we do our best to capture the best of you and your horse wherever and whenever you show.
How long does it take to receive my order?
Most orders will take 2-4 weeks though at the height of the show season, it may take up to 6-8 weeks. Each and every image is individually prepared. Please note, when you order expedited shipping, it only rushes the shipping process. To have your order handled more quickly, please contact me directly by email to discuss your needs. If I know that you have a deadline or it is a gift, I will do my best to take care of your order as quickly as possible.
How do I order pictures?
There are 2 versions of this website:
1) Desktop Version – optimized for a desktop or laptop and includes the option to purchase prints and files directly through the website.
2) Mobile Version – optimized for viewing on a phone or tablet. If you are on the Mobile version and would like to complete a purchase and are experiencing any difficulties, switch over to the Desktop version by selecting the Desktop option at the bottom of the page and you will be able to buy prints and digital files.
Can I use the images for advertising?
Personal Image Downloads and prints are intended for personal use only. You can post them on Facebook or on your personal website (always with proper credit to Naimark Photography). Do not remove or crop off the signature/photo credit. If you need a more substantial advertising license involving commercial interests, you can purchase those directly from us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the contact link provided above. It is also not allowed to copy/download a Naimark Photography image from a website and use it in an article or for advertising without contacting us, receiving written permission and paying any applicable fees. Unauthorized use of Naimark Photography images will be billed at a minimum of triple the usual fee and may be substantially more, based on usage.
Can I right-click copy or screenshot the proof and share it?
No! Absolutely not. The images posted on this website are only for viewing on this website and used as a reference for purchase. It is a direct violation of Federal copyright laws to take the proof images in any way for any use. If you like the image, please purchase it. If you are found in violation of this Federal law and you've copied/printed/shared the proof image online or in any way, you will be invoiced for a minimum of triple the usual amount (may be substantially more) and you are required to remove the stolen image(s).
Why does it take a while for proofs to show up online?
All proofs are edited for the web. They are leveled, cropped, lightened and prepared for viewing. It is not unusual to shoot 1000+ images per day. They do not all make it to the website but they do need to be gone through, edited, culled and uploaded. This is done so you have a general idea of how the images will look when purchased.