Licensing images and display prints with BSFA Bassett Studios Fine Art

Licensing fine art photography, or licensing an outdoor scenic, abstract or texture image are important components of my business, one that I welcome and treat with respect and good design senses.  Important considerations are often the sizing, proportions, colors, hues and ultimately the scale of the image for whichever platform works best for you or your client.  Many images are ideal for web site banners, social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook. Some are suitable for backgrounds and textures on printed materials like menus and directories. Others would be appropriate for large corporate boardroom display prints and others for home offices or living spaces. I have hundreds more images in my archives in addition to the ones that are displayed here in my galleries. I would also happily create a new themed group of images at your direction. Call me or email me and I will happily discuss your project parameters and make a custom web gallery based on your specifications. 


Licensing an image means that I am giving someone, or some business permission to use my image for a specific use on the web, or an ink-on-paper printing, or social media and or a specific ‘product’ like a display print or advertising specialty product. The license specifies a certain amount of time and for a specific number of copies with compensation to me that is in accord with my research, photography efforts and archiving equipment and tools.

Of particular note the methods and materials for printing large images has advanced with the modifications of large-scale printers. At the same time the substrate options have increased as well, in many cases obviating the need for frame molding and glass. For display prints you may be familiar with canvas. Now we have substrates like aluminum diabond, plexiglass, gator board and a host of other options. 

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