Looking to buy some fancy wall art for your home, or as a gift? We’ve got a great selection of original artistic prints that can be made to suit your every need! You may have questions about the art store here, or about the pieces themselves. Whatever the case, hopefully you can find an answer right here in this FAQ! If there’s something you’d like to know that isn’t currently discussed on this page, feel free to Contact Us and ask anything you like.
How do I buy art from Nulion Photography?
Good question! Just head on over to our Store, and you will be able to browse through all of the different works available, in many different sizes and finishes. Just add your order to the cart and check out. Then, follow the instructions on-screen to make your purchase.
What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept credit and debit card, along with PayPal. PayPal handles all of the e-transactions on this website, and you do not have to sign up for an account with them.
Is there another way to buy your photographs?
There is, actually! Nulion Photography currently has a presence on Etsy, accessible by visiting this link.
How are these photographs created?
The process of creating a photograph will generally start with an interesting location, scenario, event, or subject. When I arrive on the scene to get the photographs, I will then scout out the location and see if there’s anything interesting, or that draws my eye. If I’m able to find something, then while keeping in mind a vague idea of what I would eventually like to get out of my journey and the location, I take a great many shots in the hopes that I managed to capture the essence of the area. Once I’m home and the dust has settled, the post-processing can begin. Sometimes, it will take quite some time for the visual results of my trip to settle before I am able to actually get into the nitty gritty and begin the actual post-production process. I have had many photographs sit on a hard drive for instance, waiting for the time when my skills and eye developed enough for me to be able to do something interesting. Once I am confident that I will be able to work with a photo, I do my very best and attempt to bring what is in my head (my plan for a photograph) out into tangible reality. Whether or not I’m actually able to fully realize the things in my head is entirely up to chance, and determined by my current skill level! For every hundred photographs I take, there is usually only one or two that I find worthy of being placed on this website for your viewing pleasure. In order to edit the photos themselves, I use programs such as Adobe’s Photoshop and Lightroom, or Photomatix Pro (for HDR photographs) or Microsoft’s Image Composite Editor (for panoramas).
What kind of camera equipment do you use?
Since I’ve been at this photography thing for some time now, a great deal of my images were taken with my very first serious camera, the Nikon D5000. Many of the photos use the D5000’s kit lens, a 15-55mm f3.5 beauty that’s capable of handling an enormous amount of basic situations. Nowadays however, I use a Nikon D90 DSLR, in conjunction with the awesomely versatile Nikkor 15-200mm f3.5 lens, capable of pulling back for wide angle shots or zooming in deep for gorgeous close-ups. I’m still experimenting with this camera and lens combination, and hope some great things come out of it! For macro shots, in lieu of a traditional macro lens, I use a ‘macro reversal ring’ attached to a Nikkor ‘nifty fifty’ f1.4 50mm lens, which transforms it into a macro lens by allowing it to fit onto the body of the camera backwards. This gives a similar effect to looking through a pair of binoculars from the wrong end. I’m always looking into expanding my toolset, and learning to use new equipment and wring the most potential I can get out of the equipment I already have, and hopefully soon I can add more to my repertoire!
What if I see a photograph of yours that I want in a style or finish that you do not offer?
I’m completely open to any sort of style or finish that you’d like to see! If you’d like one of my photographs printed onto distressed wood planks, or ceramic tile, or glass, or plexiglas, or anything else you can think of, then I’m game to figure out how to do it. Just send me an email via the Contact Us page, and we’ll see what we can do.
Also, if for instance you see a photograph in my store that is not listed, say, as available in Triptych format but would like it made into one, just ask me about it and I can make it happen! Every photograph here can be made any way you’d like it to be made.
What if I want to buy the rights to use one of your photographs as I see fit?
This is something I have done before, and am very much open to it. Please email me via the Contact Us page, and we can work something out. This includes asking for a digital copy of any of the photographs on this site; I am open to it, just ask me and we can talk about it.
Where do you source your prints from?
For matte and glossy photographs 8″ x 10″ and smaller, I print those myself using Epson Ultra Premium matte and lustre papers. For larger matte and glossy prints, I rely on a local print shop, or place an order online with a reputable print shop, of which I have worked with many in the past years. This is why for the larger print sizes, there are longer shipping times.
For canvas photographs, I will tend to use “Canvas On Demand”, as they have proven in the past to offer superb quality at a price that lets me keep my prices down as low as I can.
For Triptychs, I usually rely on “Canvas Memoirs“, as they have shown in the past to offer extremely wonderful quality.
For Aluminum Metal photographs (this will be a shocker), I tend to go with Walgreen’s. Yes, THAT Walgreen’s. I was surprised, too! I have gone with more artsy Aluminum photograph printers before, and they tend to produce a rougher and less metallic-looking print that simply isn’t as appealing to the eye, and at roughly two to three times the cost. Walgreen’s, however, produces prints that have genuinely surprised my customers with their quality. You can actually tell they were printed on solid, shiny metal.
For birch wood photographs, I currently go with “Photo Barn“.
What if there is something in one of your photographs I would like you to change or edit out?
That isn’t out of the question; I am happy to try and work with you to get your art looking just the way you want it. Just let me know, and I’ll see what I can do!