Frequently Asked Questions (and their answers!)Who are you and why should I buy your prints?
Have a read about me on the front page of this website as this is all about me, my work, why I value it and why I believe you should too!
If you still have any questions or doubts, contact me via the contact page or email me: paul(at)paulschliebs.com
(just replace the (at) with the @ sign)
I’m more than happy to chat!
What are your 'Fine Art Prints?' and why are they better than standard photo prints?
My Fine Art Prints are produced using archival pigment printing which is commonly referred to as Giclée Printing. This process of inkjet printing on high quality archival paper (Canson Rag Photographique 310gsm ) gives the prints a premium look and feel and is my preferred way of printing.
Also, the prints can last hundreds of years if handled correctly!
Standard photographic prints are done on your typical photo paper and can sometimes lack the right aesthetic for the image. I aim for the highest quality in prints and as such, only use Fine Art printing processes and papers.
All my prints are printed by local suppliers and have been proofed by me.
Please note due to having to use different vendors for the framing that the prints supplied with frames will be on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 188gsm paper as opposed to the Canson Rag Photographique 310gsm paper used for the Prints Only option. As such, the Print Only option are of slightly better quality and should be chosen if you want the best of the best!
How will I receive my prints
All prints will be carefully packaged and delivered in post tubes to ensure they arrive in the best condition possible.
If you would like your prints framed, I offer that too! If you want to frame the prints yourself, have a look at this page for my Presentation guide.
Also, feel free to contact me to discuss how best to display your new prints if you still have any questions
Are all your prints photoshopped?
All my prints are taken through a customised post-processing procedure that involves a number of steps that I choose to ensure the highest quality output.
I want my prints to capture the emotion and feeling of being in the place where I took them.
As such, I will add processing such as colour balancing, general exposure adjustments, dodging and burning, cropping and straightening, etc.
I aim for the highest quality output and am not afraid to use the tools at my disposal to help me achieve this.
So, yes 🙂
What gear do you use?
My main camera is a full frame Canon 5D Mark III.
I use a variety of lenses but my main travel lenses are my Canon 17-40 F4L and my Tamron 24-70 F2.8 VC G2.
I love my Format-Hitech filters and I use the Firecrest filter range the most, namely the 4 stop and 10 stop ND.
My MeFoto Roadtrip tripod is my go-to when out and about.
Back in the home, hotel, B&B or camper-van I process my work with a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop.
I've seen a photo of yours online and I can't find it on the store. Can you help?
The process of getting prints on the store is a little involved as I like to re-review the images and print proofs before I put them on sale. This is to ensure the highest quality is delivered to you.
As such, I can’t get everything up on sale immediately.
If you have seen a photo you want to purchase via the store, please let me know and I’ll get it up there as my highest priority!
Contact me via the contact page or email me: paul (at) paulschliebs.com
(just replace the (at) with the @ sign)
Can you frame the prints for me?
Yes, I do offer framed prints now! Please note that it is not possible to deliver framed prints internationally due to the size.
If you’d like to frame yourself, I’ve put together a guide on presenting your prints to make as it easy as possible for you to frame them – visit here!
The framed prints use a special Clear Perspex and are mounted on Adhesive Foamcore.
The frames are supplied with D-rings & string for all your hanging needs!
(Note the framed prints are printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 188gsm paper.)
Feel free to contact me to discuss how best to display your new prints if you still have any questions