Richard uses Canon professional digital cameras. He typically shoots each subject using a variety of angles, focal lengths, and compositions. Richard processes the images with Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC on a Macintosh platform. Each RAW format image, in the range of 24-50 megapixels, is processed at 16 bit/300 megabytes to preserve all detail.
Each fine-art open edition photographic print in the Richard James Collection is custom fabricated utilizing a Giclee (zhee-clay) printing process that employs a 10-color ink jet printer and pigment based archival inks. Our print substrates include: satin photographic paper, watercolor paper, and canvas.
Epson Canvas is a poly/cotton material that features a satin finish and can be stretched. Canvas prints are rolled, bagged, and placed in a shipping tube. Please contact us for a quote on our canvas stretching services.
Framed images are printed on satin photo paper, or fine-art watercolor paper. Our finishing process includes the application of 4 ply conservation mat board. The artwork is framed using Larsen-Juhl frames. A picture framing grade acrylic glazing is applied to the front. A backing paper (dust cover) is applied to the rear of the frame, and a picture wire is attached.
Canvas prints are rolled, bagged, and placed in a shipping tube. Please contact us for canvas stretching.
The typical lifetime of a giclée color print is approaching 100 years. We strongly suggest that the placement of the artwork, like any artwork, not be in the path of direct sunlight.