FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW CAN I BUY A PRINT?
Please contact me directly for any print requests using the contact page>>
WHAT PRINT SIZES DO YOU OFFER?
Prints are available in a number of sizes from 8”x10” up to 44". You can find more information on my print offerings here>>
DO YOU SELL LIMITED EDTION PRINTS?
Yes, a maximum of 20 and a minimum of 5 are sold in each edition depending on the print size and popularity of the image.
DO YOU SELL ACRYLIC OR CANVAS PRINTS?
I custom print my own fine art paper prints , but am happy to offer prints on alternative substrates such as acrylic or canvas. Please use my contact page for inquiries.
DO YOU OFFER SPECIAL DISCOUNTS TO DESIGNERS OR CORPORATE CLIENTS?
Yes, please use my contact my contact page to submit your inquiry.
DO YOU LICENSE YOUR IMAGES?
Yes, please use the License Inquiry Form on my Contact Page to submit your inquiry.
CAN WE SHARE YOUR WORK?
Yes, sure you can share my work if you include my name, website: http://www.jeffstasneyphotography.com and link to my Facebook page and Instagram. However, you cannot use my photos without my permission in any publication. If you want permission, please use the contact page or email.
WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR INSPIRATION?
Initially when I first started taking pictures I found inspiration by viewing the works of great artists such as Ansel Adams, Edward and Brett Weston in particular. Today I find inspiration by getting out and capturing new images, viewing other works of photography and art that move me, and occasionally working with others in photography workshops to learn new approaches and techniques. Continually learning and growing as an artist inspires me. I also subscribe to a couple of publications -Lenswork and Outdoor Photographer. I always find something inspiring in them that motivates me to keep working at my craft.
WHAT KIND OF CAMERA EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
Currently I’m using the following:
Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GMaster
Zeiss/Contax f 3.5 35mm-70mm w/Phototodiox Adapter
Sony 100-400mm f/4 GMaster
Gitzo 2405L Tripod
RRS TVC 34L Tripod
Arca Swiss D4 Gear Head
Mindshift 26L Backpack
Colorado Tripod Titanium Ball Head (waiting-in production)
Breakthrough Photography Filters
WHAT KIND OF POST-PROCESSING SOFTWARE DO YOU USE?
I mainly edit my photographs with Adobe Lightroom/Camera RAW, and finalize in Photoshop CC.
27” Apple Imac Pro with 64 Gigs of Ram and a 1 Terabyte SS Drive. I also use a 30” Nec PA302w Monitor for precise color calibration. On location I carry older 17" Macbook Pro.
DID YOU STUDY PHOTOGRAPHY AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PHOTOGRAPHING?
I began learning photography when I was 14. When I turned 17 I bought a 4”x5” view film camera and shot landscape for many years. I read Ansel Adam’s books and took a few photography classes in high school. In college I earned a BS in Film and TV Production, and later ended up pursuing commercial still photography as my main profession. I assisted several top commercial product photographers in Los Angeles for over 10 years, and eventually free lanced in Los Angeles as a commercial photographer myself. For the last 10 years I’ve been working as a staff photographer at Kohls Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I also continue to purse my nature and landscape photography full time on the side.
DO YOU HAVE ADVICE FOR OTHER STARTING PHOTOGRAPHERS?
When starting out, it’s a good idea to take a couple of workshops with photographers who inspire you. I’ve taken several over the years. You will learn invaluable information in a condensed period of time and save yourself a lot of struggle. Then, with new skills in hand, shoot what really inspires “speaks” to you most importantly. Venture beyond imitating others, and shoot what really inspires/speaks to you. Eventually you will find your own vision and style. Remember there is no easy route. If you want to be great at anything, it will take hours and years of investment! So be patient with your self! Enjoy the journey and realize there will highs and lows.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
DO YOU HAVE UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS?
As of date I have not sought out any gallery shows or representation. I currently choose to expend my energy building my body of work and refining it. At some point I do plan to participate in this, and will inform my subscribers through my site.