paul conrad photography

Prints as Fine Art to Decorate Your Home or Office

As part of my photographic services, I offer high quality prints of my work through my website.

Alpenglow on Mount Shuksan:

© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography - The last rays of the setting Sun bathe Mount Shuksan as its reflected in a pond Huntoon Point near Artist Point in Whatcom County, Wash., on Sunday evening Sept. 27, 2015

© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography – The last rays of the setting Sun bathe Mount Shuksan as its reflected in a pond at Huntoon Point near Artist Point in Whatcom County, Wash., on Sunday evening Sept. 27, 2015

Art Gallery Quality Prints – Decorating your home or office? Bored by the bare walls surrounding you? Fill them with landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes from the Pacific Northwest, the Rocky Mountains, and the desert Southwest.

From the grandeur of the Rocky Mountain peaks, to the minute details found on the forest floor. Decorate your home or office with scenes from the city or the natural beauty of the great outdoors.

Choose from simple prints which you can matte and frame yourself, or more creative metal prints which bring out the colors and texture in each subject in the photo.

St. Spirodon’s Orthodox Church and Space Needle

© Paul Conrad/ Paul Conrad Photography - The sun sets behind the Space Needle and St. Spiridon Orthodox Cathedral in Seattle, Wash.Send Me Your Thoughts and Questions

© Paul Conrad/ Paul Conrad Photography – The sun sets behind the Space Needle and St. Spiridon Orthodox Cathedral in Seattle, Wash.

The collection of photos you see my galleries are from years of wandering this great nation, weeks-long camping trips to some of the most remote spots, and living in some beautiful areas.

From the backwoods of the White River National Forest to the view of The Mittens at Monument Valley, my travel has taken me far, and I bring this experience to you.

My Photo Lab of Choice – Taking chances with a print you are going to hang on your wall is like buying a couch blind-folded. If your going to spend money on fine art prints, then ask for the best quality. I use a world renown Bay Photo Lab as I know they ensure quality, have great customer service, and have a large variety of products

From personal experience, Bay Photo Lab out of San Francisco does outstanding work. From simple 5x7s to large canvas or metal prints, their quality is consistent and by far one of the best photo labs in the world.

Not only do they make excellent prints, but their customer service is top-notch. Their staff is knowledgeable and friendly. If any issue arises, they will ensure you get the best service possible.

For special orders such as multiple pieces, square prints, bleeding edges, or clustered montages, feel free to send me an email at paulconradphotography@gmail.com or use my Contact Form on my site.

Blood Moon over Mount Shuksan

© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography - Lunar eclipse over Mount Shuksan as seen form Huntoon Point near Artist Point in Whatcom County, Wash., on Sunday evening Sept. 27, 2015

© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography – A full lunar eclipse over Mount Shuksan as seen from at Huntoon Point near Artist Point in Whatcom County, Wash., on Sunday evening Sept. 27, 2015

Canvas, Metal, and Paper Prints

From prints on Lustre paper to high-gloss metal prints, get the quality you deserve at a reasonable cost. Here are some samples of the canvas and metal prints, and double matted print made by Bay Photo Lab.

Canvas Prints

© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography - Example of Canvas prints by Bay Photo Lab.

© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography – Example of Canvas prints by Bay Photo Lab.

Metal Prints

© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography - Example of Metal prints by Bay Photo Lab.

© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography – Example of Metal prints by Bay Photo Lab.

Confused about metal vs canvas vs paper prints?

  • Canvas is great for living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms where there is low moisture. They can be easily cleaned with a duster.
  • Metal prints are good for the bathroom and kitchen as you can use a wet cloth to wipe down water spots or accumulated dirt. As they are metal, they resist mold and mildew rather easily. My wife and I have had a metal print in our bathroom for 4 years and there is no corrosion or staining.
  • Paper prints are good if you’re going to have each mounted and framed to suit your decorating taste or to match your home’s decor.

Print Sizes and Pricing –

Size (inches) Lustre & Glossy Prints Glicée Wrapped Canvas Thin Wraps Metal Float Mount High Gloss
8×12 $35 $150 $100 $100
12×18 $50 $200 $175 $175
16×24 $100 $275 $225 $275
20×30 $125 $325 $250 $375
24×36 $200 $450 Not Avail $650

Park Avenue in Arches National Park

© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography - A dead piñon on the Park Avenue Trail in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah.

© Paul Conrad/Paul Conrad Photography – A dead piñon on the Park Avenue Trail in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah.

Whatever your print needs are, I can fulfill them.

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Paul “pablo” Conrad

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Paul Conrad is an award-winning freelance editorial photographer living in Bellingham north of Seattle, WA, in the Pacific Northwest. His work has been published in newspapers and magazine throughout the United States and in Europe. He is available for assignments anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.

His clients include Getty Images, Wire Image, AirBnB, The Bellingham Herald, and many local business in Whatcom County. Previous clients are Associated Press, the New York Times, L.A. Times, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, and many others.

His specialty is photojournalism covering news, sports, and editorial portraits, he also is skilled in family portraiture, high school senior portraits, and weddings.

Capturing a Sunburst: A Few Tips

There’s nothing more fun than trying to capture a pretty cool “sun burst” or “star burst” effect in a photograph.

My friend Heather in Denver wrote recently on her blog how she’s been trying to capture the sun as its rays burst through trees. She says she’s happy with the latest result, but needs to keep working on it.

Though I usually don’t chase down this effect but there was one opportunity I wasn’t going to miss.  This one in particular was at Fisher Towers east of Moab, Utah.

The Titan:

© Paul Conrad/Pablo Conrad Photography - The morning Sun breaks through a crag on The Titan at Fisher Towers near Moab, Utah.

© Paul Conrad/Pablo Conrad Photography – The morning Sun breaks through a crag on The Titan at Fisher Towers near Moab, Utah. It took a little running about as the Sun gained altitude to get into a position to capture the starburst.

 

I had camped overnight on a rock next to a dirt road that led to the camping area and trail head. This was a conscious choice as I left work late the night before and had planned on 3 days of camping near Hurrah Pass in Kane Creek. It was one of those times I threw out my sleeping pad and just crawled into my sleeping bag. No tent.

But Mr. Sandman was smacking me with a bag of sand so I turned down the road to find a spot. Unwittingly, it just happened to be the perfect spot in the morning.

At sunrise, Ol’ Sol peeked over the ridge and woke me. I got up, set up my camp stove to heat water for some coffee, and while waiting for the water to heat, I noticed how the sun peeked through the crags, crevices, and rocks of the towers and along the cliff edges. I took a quick shot with my 80-200 set at f/22. Looked at the back of my old D1H and zoomed in on the starburst I captured.

Without waiting, I shut off the stove and chased the shadow created by The Titan to capture a starburst. The above image is a result of over 30 minutes of work, and walking through gullies, under piñon trees, and being careful of the cryptobiotic soil.

The result of my effort is what you see above. One of the few times I intentionally set out to capture a starburst.

Steaming:

© Paul Conrad/Pablo Conrad Photography - Bitter cold temperatures create massive clouds of steam as the stiff winds blow it from the Martin Drake Power Plant in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday evening Jan. 19, 2011.

© Paul Conrad/Pablo Conrad Photography – Bitter cold temperatures create massive clouds of steam as the stiff winds blow it from the Martin Drake Power Plant in Colorado Springs, Colo.

 

Over time, I’ve noticed certain conditions that make for capturing a sunburst:

  • 1. A bright light source
  • 2. The source must be a pin point
  • 3. You must have your aperture stopped all the way down (f/22 or so)
  • 4. And patience, patience, lots of patience.

One thing about trying to capture a sunburst: you need to be careful not to overexpose as the pinpoint becomes a blob and the rays get washed out. Test various exposures as you’re shooting by varying the shutter speed rather than the aperture.

Also, older lenses will give a better star effect and the sunburst looks better. The reason is the aperture blades have straight edges and the new lenses have curved edges.

These curved edges form more of a circle than the older ones. The older lenses form a pattern with sharper corners such as a hexagon or octagon, or even a nonagon.

Mt. Baker and Refinery:

© Paul Conrad/Pablo Conrad Photography - Mount Baker is illuminated by the setting Sun as the lights at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Wash., turn begin to illuminate the petroleum plant.

© Paul Conrad/Pablo Conrad Photography – Mount Baker is illuminated by the setting Sun as the lights at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Wash., turn begin to illuminate the petroleum plant. The small aperture of my 80-200 formed the lights into starbursts.

 

When taking photographs of the sun, you must remember to move about and try different angles to capture the starburst. The moving leaves, buds, and flowers, will give you plenty of challenge.

Quick Tip: Without your camera, go under a tree and look for the sun. Observe how the moving leaves act as an aperture. Also, move around and see how you can find a spot where the sun is just a pinpoint.

© Paul Conrad/Pablo Conrad Photography

Close-up of the strarbursts created by the aperture of the lens fully stopped down.

Capturing starbursts/sunbursts is a matter of patience and practice.

The only way to learn is to just go out and shoot.

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Paul Conrad is an award-winning, nationally and internationally published freelance photographer living in Bellingham, Whatcom County, Wash., north of Seattle in the Pacific Northwest. His work has been published in newspapers and magazine throughout the United States and in Europe.

His clients include Getty Images, Wire Image, The Bellingham Herald, and many local business in Whatcom County. Previous clients are Associated Press, the New York Times, L.A. Times, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, and many others.

His specialty is photojournalism covering news, sports, and editorial portraits, he also is skilled in family portraiture, high school senior portraits, and weddings. He is available for assignments anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.