Sunday, November 23, 2014

Shop Local, Shop Handmade - McCrain Photography

Is wall art or a calendar on your holiday gift list? Is someone on your list a birder? If so then you need to check out McCrain Photography. Phil and Jody McCrain share their love of the birds and the joy of observing and learning new things about the many different species they encounter. In their pursuit of photographing birds they find breathtaking beauty in scenery and wildlife, which they also capture and share. Their passion is to telling the stories of the birds.

Their primary tools are a 600mm lens, digital camera and tripod. Back in their studio they review the images, select the best, and print out proofs. Often only one of every couple hundred images is printed. After seeing the images printed, even more are eliminated.

From those images that make the cut they decide on the best presentation. This is where Jody's creative vision comes to play. The process of selecting the best cropping, printing surface, and matting to enhance the individual image and highlight the features of the art can often take them hours to agree on.
Final prints are printed on an Epson professional printer using archival quality inks and papers. They hand cut the mats, mount the images on sturdy foam core backing board, and package them. The canvas prints are also printed on the Epson printer. After they cure, three to four coats of a protective sealant are hand applied. Once this is cured, the canvas is stretched to the finished gallery wrap piece.

Phil and Jody take great care and pride in creating quality pieces of artwork. The result are pieces of art that you will be proud to hang in our home or to give as a gift. 

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