Purchasing Photographic Art

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Buying photographic art is just like buying any other art. The best advice is buy pieces that appeal to you, that speak to you or that you know you will love to hang and look at. Black and white images featuring shape and texture are popular, but brilliant colourful images are equally appealing.

The Australian outback provides fantastic opportunities for briliant colourful landscapes popularised by the likes of Peter Lik and others whose panaramamic images are treasured the world over.

Buy the best quality prints you can afford such as Gilcee´fine art prints on brilliant white or textured paper, as these will last much longer and provide greater depth and saturation. Digital printing is every bit as good as conventional silver based prints, each has its own merits.

Buy what appeals to you and be sure to have your photographs proffessional matted with acid free mattes. Mattes are the window like borders that stop the prints touching the glass as this ruins the print. Expect a really great photograph in 14x17 or larger size to cost you at least $400 and possibly more than $1000 when mounted matted and framed - but a proffessionally framed photograph of this size is truly worth it. Smaller images are of course less expensive but sometimes can lack the impact of larger prints.

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