When I first started taking photographs I developed and printed everything myself, in my little darkroom in the loft! Since digital has taken over, I have really missed this aspect of photography, so I started looking for something creative I could do with my flower images. I started experimenting with transferring images onto different types of wood and realised it reminded me a lot of the darkroom, as you watch the images appear, only this time in daylight, rather than darkness!
Throughout the last year in between all my other photography work, I have been experimenting and testing the market with my products. I am now really excited to be able to offer these to my photography customers, as well as being able to produce gifts for people using photographs they have taken themselves.
I mainly use Ash veneered boards, but have recently started using Birch as well. Most of the pictures and chalkboards are on Ash, and the hearts are Birch.
Using your own photographs I can create wonderful unique and personalised gifts for all occasions. The gifts are designed to have a distressed look and the grain of the wood comes through the image. No two pictures will ever look exactly the same as this is all done by hand. The individual pictures can either be free standing, or hung – it’s your choice.
Below are some examples of the types of gifts available, these will eventually be added to my website, but in the meantime I will be posting gift ideas on my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/CarolineBluntPhotography
Below is a list of Frequently asked Questions, but if you have any further queries, please do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently asked Questions
HOW MUCH ARE THE GIFTS?
Prices range from £8.00 – £45.00. I will be adding all gifts to my website very soon, which will give details of the size and price of each individual item.
WHAT IF I ONLY HAVE A PRINT OF THE PHOTOGRAPH?
This is not a problem, as I am able to scan from an original photograph. If you would rather keep the original, you can always get it photocopied yourself and send me the copy.
HOW DO I PAY?
You can either send me a cheque, or pay via bank transfer.
HOW DO I ORDER?
You can send me an email with your requirements, and attach any photographs (these can be sent to me directly, if you do not have a digital copy). Please either email email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN I ORDER THROUGH YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE?
Yes, you can send me a message on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CarolineBluntPhotography If there is a photograph on your Facebook Page you would like me to use, I should be able to copy and paste it from their.
WHAT IF THE PHOTOGRAPH IS COLOUR AND I WANT BLACK & WHITE?
That is not a problem as I can alter the image before transferring it onto the wood.
DO YOU CHARGE EXTRA FOR DIGITAL ENHANCEMENTS OR CORRECTIONS TO MY PHOTOGRAPHS?
Providing the image is straight forward, and I do not have to alter it too much, there is no extra charge. However, if a lot of work needs doing, I may have to charge a small fee for my time. Once I have seen the image/s I will advise you if there is going to be any further expense involved.
HOW BIG CAN MY PERSONAL MESSAGE BE?
This all depends on the item you are purchasing.
HOW LONG WILL MY ORDER TAKE?
Orders usually take between 7-10 days, however, if you have an urgent requirement, please do let me know and I will always see what I can do.
CAN I HAVE THE ORDER GIFT WRAPPED AND SENT DIRECTLY TO THE RECIPIENT?
Yes, this saves time especially if you have left everything until the last minute, as I frequently do!
WHEN DO I HAVE TO PAY?
Full payment is required on the day of ordering, and as soon as I receive payment I will get to work on your order.
CAN I RETURN THE ITEM IF IT’S NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING?
Unfortunately not, as these are all handmade to order and I would not be able to resell them to anybody else.
WILL THEY FADE?
No they shouldn’t as they are finished with a sealant. However, if you hang it in bright sunshine, it will eventually fade the same as any photograph would.
HOW MUCH IS POSTAGE AND PACKING?
Postage and packing will be £1.50 for the hearts, and anything else will be £2.75. I’m happy to deliver locally free of charge.