Q: I saw portrait sessions in the archives on your blog, do you still offer them?
A: Effective December 2011, I am taking an extended break from human portrait photography (I am still accepting canine and feline sessions via my pet portraiture business). As of January 2013, I have no plans of resuming sessions this calendar year. If you’d like to be among the first to know when I’ll begin scheduling non-pet portrait sessions again, click here to sign up for portrait wait list notifications.
**During 2012 & 2013 I will continue providing the CMP Gives Back – Armed Forces Program sessions on a very limited basis for military personnel (& their immediate families) as well as being a participating photographer for Inspiration Through Art (formerly The Littlest Heroes Project). Click on one the above links for more information.
Q: What gear do you use? What software do you use?
A: All of my camera bodies and lenses are from the Canon lineup. My primary camera is the original Canon 5D, with the Canon 40D as backup. My go-to lens for pet sessions is the Canon 24-70 mm f/2.8 L; for my travel, landscape, and fine art work, I also pull out the Canon 17-40 mm f/4 L, Canon 40 mm f/2.8 (aka the ‘pancake’ lens), Canon 70-200 mm f/4L, and the Canon 100 mm f/2.8 Macro. My go-to bag is the Epiphanie Lyric; when I need everything, I use a Kata camera backpack. I use a Manfrotto tripod and ballhead, and on rare occasions, a Sigma flash. All my basic processing is done in Adobe Lightroom 3 (will upgrade to LR4 as soon as I have time); full edits are done in Adobe Photoshop CS4.
Q: I saw an image on your blog I’d like to purchase a print of but its not listed in your online storefront at Etsy? Do you have online storefronts at Imagekind, Redbubble, or Fine Art America?
A: Just email me which image (send me the url to the post – and if there’s more than one image, the # the image is sequence-wise in the post) and what print size you’d like to purchase. I’ll add a copy to the etsy store for you to purchase. Please note, some personal images as well as past portrait client images are not available for general public purchase.
I am currently updating the image selections that I have available for purchase at Imagekind, Redbubble, and Fine Art America — once these are back up and ready for the general public, I will add the links to the menu above.
Q: What’s the difference in images listed in your Etsy shop and what is available via the storefronts at Imagekind, Redbubble, or Fine Art America? What happened to your shop here at christinamccall.com?
A: Prints in my etsy shop are ‘in stock’ — aka ready to ship — with the exception of the periodic listings that allow you to upsize a print to 11×14 or 16×20 on the three paper types I print landscape and fine art prints on, which I order from my labs as orders are placed.
Images listed @ the other three storefronts are not printed by my preferred labs/shipped by me — they are printed by the above websites’ preferred labs and shipped by them direct to you. Due to limited storage space, I am unable to keep all the images available for purchase in stock. Also, these storefronts offer additional sizes as well as canvas options not available in the etsy shop.