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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 LS5000 scanner. 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 licensing?
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
contact us 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 printing services?
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 contacts. 

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 books 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?
A: Maybe.
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 contact us 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.   

Q: Do you have a Privacy Policy?
A: This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this site. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These 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 review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this web site only. If you link to other web sites, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.

Collection of Information
We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is only used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example to add you to one of our mailing lists.

Cookie/Tracking Technology
The Site may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. Cookies can also help customize the Site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

Distribution of Information
We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes. The information will not be sold to any company.

Commitment to Data Security
Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.

Privacy Contact Information
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:

By e-mail: JoshHardin@viewfindermedia.com
By Phone: (970) 691-9011

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes will be posted here.

 

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Address: Viewfinder Media, LLC, 2628 Frederick Dr., Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 691-9011, Email: JoshHardin@viewfindermedia.com