Sold a print!

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  1. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

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    So I sold a print from my recent myspace update.

    How sweet is that!

    What's weird is that it's a print of a picture that when I was taking it the thought "what the effing hell am I taking this picture for" went through my head.

    Cambridge Train Station - Cambridge, England
    [​IMG]

    Little bit of contrast in grayscale and it's apparently someone elses treasure.

    I'm gonna sign the back with a note too. Apparently it's a birthday gift for someone.
     
  2. Arch

    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    good going base :thumbsup: .... proof that myspace is good for summin!
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    WOOT! GO BACE!


    :boogie:
    *does a little dance!*

    *makes a little love*

    *gets down tonight!*

    :boogie:
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats, Paul! It's a nice feeling, isn't it? :D

    I dig this one, as well. Nice image.
     
  5. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

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    Why is it when you get an 8x10 printed they cut off two inches of your picture. And why is that the dimensions of an actual picture differ from the actual dimensions of a print? How stupid is that?

    Black's Photography sucks. Overpriced and stupid.

    Blah!

    They're printing a new one for free, but I'm not sure it'll fit in a frame now.

    It's gonna be an 7x10 or something now?
     
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    doenoe TPF Noob!

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    congrats on selling a print mate :)
    And i hope the size of the pic will work out for you
     
  7. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    dude ask for an 8x12
     
  8. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

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    If they had the option I would have. Unfortunatly I didn't really think it would make much of a difference. Totally ruined the picture though.

    Note to Self: Black's Photography BLOWS.

    Meh...I don't think the person getting this print will notice anyway. Still though. Not how the picture was meant to be.
     
  9. AIRIC

    AIRIC TPF Noob!

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    Dude WTF, I work for Blacks and your issue has to do with you not knowing anything about aspect ratio. I’m sure the person at Blacks tried to explain the situation to you. Your comments never cease to amaze me. If you sized the image as a 4x6 how do you think it is going to fit into an 8x10? Simple math. 8x12 is available and is a full frame print.

    I read very few of your posts but when I do you always seem to be trashing something like your “Why I hate Canada” post from way back.

    Because you had a problem do you always have to go off the deep end and spout off.

    Eric
     
  10. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

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    So it's just poposturous to think that blacks might take into acount the uncommon knowledge of aspect ratio and how it affects their pictures when they're getting them blown up.

    A simple assumption that a well known photography company wouldn't completely cut off part of a picture without some kind of warning. Or even some sort of message to say, "Hey if this is too big we're just gonna change it...cool?"

    I think it's safe to say that they've had that problem before don't you?

    And if the average picture is one aspect ratio, why would they suddenly just...change that aspect ratio? Especially if they can print 8x12's?

    And if they can print 8x12's then why isn't that option available on their website? I would have picked that if it was there, because simple math does say the (4x6)2 = 8x12.

    My silly assumtion came in thinking that if I sent them a print they would make sure that the whole print was on whatever size paper I wanted. Even if there was white marks on the side, which I've had done before.

    My comment stands. Blacks Sucks.

    Now as for you taking that personally? And a thread that was made how long ago? One which I don't even remember making, and was probably tounge in cheek? I do live in Canada ya know. I do pay taxes, and there's no where I would rather live.

    I had a bad experience with a company. Am I not allowed to share that with people all of a sudden? Gimme a friggin break.
     
  11. AIRIC

    AIRIC TPF Noob!

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    My problem is not understanding your issues, my problem is the hostile way you present them. If this was a one off occurrence I would not say anything.

    Nuff said.

    Eric
     
  12. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    C'mon fellas...play nice.

    Aspect ratio and standard photo size is a weird problem that has been around for a long time. Typical frames of 35mm film are 2:3 (4x6)...but the common size of frames (and therefore enlargements) is 5x7 and 8x10 etc.

    Therefore, photo printers have been cropping photos for decades...and most consumers probably don't even notice.

    I never let them make the decision for me...if I order an 8x10...I put it in that aspect ratio before I send it. If I don't want to crop it...I put the image onto an 8x10 canvas in photoshop...and they will print it with two strips of canvas around the image.

    If you are dissatisfied with Blacks...just ask them to print it again...they are usually pretty good with stuff like that.
     

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