Here are answers to some of our
most Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What type of camera equipment do you use?
A: Most of the images posted on this site were created with Nikon
digital cameras including the D100, D200 and D300 models. A Nikon
F100 35 millimeter camera, usually using either Fujichrome Velvia or
Kodak Ektachrome 50 or 100 speed slide films, was also frequently
used. After processing, all film was scanned with a Nikon Coolscan
Occasionally, a Shen Hao 4x5 II large format camera was used for
landscape images. Most landscape photos were taken while the camera was supported with a Gitzo G1227 carbon fiber tripod with an Arca-Swiss B1
monoball head. A wide variety of Nikon, Schneider and Sigma lenses
were also used to capture the photos.
Q: Do you manipulate your images?
A: The simple answer is yes, but to a minimal extent. Sometimes filters, special films or other camera techniques
are used to create special
effects in photographs. However, for most mages use of
special techniques as well as Photoshop or other image editing
software is limited to simple contrast, color balance, sharpness
and saturation adjustments. Animals photographed in captive settings
will be labeled as such or with the location of where the photo was
taken (i.e. Denver Downtown Aquarium, Butterfly Pavilion, etc.).
Q: Are your images available for stock
A: Yes. Most images on this site are available for stock use. If
there is a particular image displayed on this site's online
galleries that you are interested in licensing please
with your request.
Q: Do you sell prints of your images?
A: Yes. We recently integrated a secure PayPal shopping cart to enable online
ordering of our prints but you do not need a PayPal account to
order. We accept all major credit cards. Our images are personally signed
in archival ink and
printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper. Sometimes we also sell special packages of matted and framed
prints at a discount. For more information about prints please see the
About Our Prints page.
Q: Do you photograph weddings or portraits?
A: No. In the past we have photographed weddings and portraits but this is a
service we do not currently provide. We specialize in nature,
landscape, wildlife and travel photography. Sometimes we also accept
action/sports or news photojournalism assignments. Requests for
images that do not fit within our specialty will be denied.
Q: Do you provide graphic design or
A: No. We produce photographs and text. This content is mostly
used in advertising, websites, books, magazines or other editorial
publications. Viewfinder Media is not currently a graphic design or
a printing company. If you are looking for a design or printing
company in the Denver area we'd be happy to refer you to some of our
Q: Do you sell books?
A: Yes! We have just released "Classic Colorado," a book capturing the
essential landscapes and wildlife seen in the Centennial State. More
books about Colorado as well as other photography-related themes are
being planned. Please go to our
page to view and order from our current selection!
Q: May I use or link to one of your images on
my website/blog/social network?
Posting hyperlinks to pages on this site on
websites/forums/blogs/social networks or any other Web platform is
welcomed but "hotlinking" to images or graphics on this site for
personal or commercial use is forbidden.
All images on this site are protected by
copyright. If interested in using a particular image for commercial
purposes or for personal use please
for permission. In some cases we will grant access to images displayed
here to non-profit organizations, grant educational free-use rights or
allow use of images for certain promotional purposes. In these cases
we will likely even provide our customers with larger resolution files
for better display or printing capabilities. If you have not contacted
us with your request you are NOT allowed to use the images, graphics
or stories on this site for any purpose.
how we use personal information collected at this site. Please
any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting
practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and
changes will only apply to activities and information on a
going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to
sure that you understand how any personal information you
provide will be used.
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Collection of Information
We collect personally identifiable information, like
names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when
voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you
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you give us permission to use it in another manner, for
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We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2)
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Privacy Contact Information
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our
By e-mail: JoshHardin@viewfindermedia.com
We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any
changes will be posted here.