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  • How long has Tony been taking pictures?
    I have been captivated by nature and wildlife for as long as I can remember. I got my first Nikon film camera when I was 15 and tried capturing some of the amazing parts of Yellowstone and Glacier. I became serious about taking pictures the summer of 1996. I took 5 months to explore the Northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest. It was then I discovered others saw some of the same emotion in my images that I was trying to convey. I opened my first gallery in Telluride, Colorado in 2003. I'm thankful for being able to experience nature and share it with you. Please enjoy!
  • Are all of the animals you photograph wild?
    Definitely. Tony is inspired by nature and does not photograph captive animals and portray them as wild animals. He believes these animals deserve to live life in the wild and would never allow humans to profit from holding these animals captive, where they are commonly mistreated and abused.
  • How close do you get to the animals?
    It all depends on the animal, but sometimes really close! I try to stay still and quiet and let the animal decide how it wants to move around. In places where we don't kill animals for sport, they are often curious and will come fairly close to investigate the strange human thing. It can be an unbelievable experience!
  • How long does it take Tony to capture an image?
    It often takes Tony years to capture the image he’s looking for. Capturing a great image is 50% being in the right place at the right time and 50% photographic skill. Tony doesn’t rely on digital editing to enhance his images. Instead, he spends immense amounts of time in nature just waiting for a scene to come together. Tony will revisit the same areas, or even specific scenes, year after year until the perfect composition reveals itself. Then it’s up to him to capture the image as he sees fit to convey the impact and feeling of the moment.
  • Are your images digitally manipulated?
    Tony's photographs show natural scenes as they actually occurred. Nature is amazing and there is no need to change the scene or add/remove objects from the original photograph. It has become all too common in photography for subjects to be added to images, distracting objects removed, or the entire sky to be swapped out - just to name a few. We are proud to offer authentic photography. We do make tonal and color adjustments to the image that mimic traditional darkroom methods. Tony spends the time in nature (which is a huge part of the fun) and works very hard to capture each real moment. He is a photographer, not a digital artist.
  • How long do the images last?
    Our images will last a lifetime or more. The canvas and PFR prints are rated to last 150+ years. You of course need to properly care for them, but unlike traditional silver halide photographic prints, our images won't fade after just a few years.
  • Where are the images framed?
    The images are framed at Tony’s frame shop in Montrose, Colorado using the finest materials available. Most of the frames are manufactured in Europe and then cut and assembled at our frame shop. We use ‘biscuit’ joints for most of the frame corners which results in extremely strong and tight corner joints. Linen liners (white, black or natural) are used to transition from the frame to the image for most prints.
  • How do I clean my image?
    A feather duster works great to remove dust and particles from the image surface.
  • Do you offer custom sizes?
    Yes! Our images are printed upon order, and we are happy to work with you to produce custom sizes if needed.
  • Where are the prints made?
    Tony makes all of the PFR and Canvas prints himself to ensure complete creative control over the process. The prints are made on a 12-ink pigment printer. An outside lab manufactures the metal prints in the US. Exact calibration procedures are used for all prints to ensure color consistency throughout the image edition.
  • What types of media do you use for Limited Edition prints?
    We offer 3 types of media for our prints. There is no price difference and the choice is simply one of personal preference. PFR - Platine Fiber Rag prints. One of the finest papers available, this all cotton, smooth paper is manufactured at a French mill and is archival for a few lifetimes. PFR images show rich colors, sharp photographic detail, and are the most common images displayed in the galleries. Canvas - A more traditional art feel that works great for many of our images. The canvas texture often creates a ‘3D’ feel for the image and also results in the often-asked question ‘Is that a photograph or a painting?’ Metal - Although metal prints are available in satin or gloss finishes, the gloss finish is the most popular. The colors are vibrant and the presentation is captivating. Gallery visitors often ask if the image is lit from behind. Due to the brilliance of the gloss finish, these prints will show reflections when placed across from large windows.
  • Do you print posters of images?
    No. The images are only produced as limited edition prints and not produced as posters. This ensures your image is unique.
  • Do the images require glass?
    No. The PFR and Canvas prints have a protective coating applied which contains UV inhibitors and protects the image. The metal prints have their own protective coating and are scratch resistant.
  • What are Artist Proofs and do you offer them?
    Traditionally, artist proofs were used by the artist to adjust colors, tones, etc., in preparation for the final image to be offered as a limited edition print. The use has now been a bit distorted and sometimes used to extend the editions of images. Some artists offer small edition artist proofs prints in addition to their limited editions, although the prints appear to be the same. Tony doesn’t offer artist proofs to ensure the integrity of the original limited edition.
  • What is a Limited Edition?
    A Limited Edition means that only a certain number of prints will ever be made of the image (this includes all types of printing media - PFR, canvas and metal, and print sizes). Once the edition is sold out, the image will never be printed again. Tony’s edition range from 95-975 with 250 being the most common edition size.
  • Do you provide certificates of authenticity?
    Yes. COA’s are mailed to you separately a few weeks after you receive your image.
  • Are the limited editions signed?
    Yes. All limited edition prints are signed and numbers by Tony, generally in the lower left-hand corner of the print.
  • Are the images insured for shipping damage?
    Yes. We rarely have shipping damage, but if it happens, we will replace your print as quickly as possible.
  • What is your return policy?
    We accept returns within 14 days of client receipt for a full refund. Clients are responsible for return shipping costs.
  • Does the price of Limited Edition prints change over time?
    Yes. As the image sells out, the price does increase. Prices generally increase when the image is 50% sold out and continue to increase as the edition continues to sell.
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