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Ordering Prints

If you'd like to order a print, or want an image for commercial use, please contact me.

Lustre Prints
Printed on premium quality fade-resistant photographic paper, lustre prints offer the rich colour saturation of gloss prints but without the glare of gloss.

Block Mounts
These are lustre prints mounted on a sheet of MDF, with a protective heat seal applied to the surface of the photograph. Ready to hang, this is a smart, contemporary way to display your photograph. Recommended.
(You can specify either a black or white edge to your block mount in the 'instructions to merchant' section in the Paypal payment page.)

Other
If you would like a print type of size not listed, please don't hesitate to contact me. It can probably be done! :)

Prints vs Images on Monitors
Please note that, while I make every effort to ensure your print is as near as possible to the image as it appears on a computer or device screen, there will always be slight differences in tones and colours. Bear in mind that the apparent brightness of a printed image is dependent on the quality of light it is viewed under and a print under poor light may appear darker than the same image on a backlit monitor.


About Him (I mean Me)

Steven Mahy is a Guernsey based photographer who, even before finishing this sentence, has started to feel silly about referring to himself in the third person.

I’ll start again.

I’m a bit of a geek. I have a camera, which I point at things, and I try to take the best photos I can.

You’ll see that my two main interests are landscapes and macro photography — flowers, butterflies, snails, ladybirds and other ‘small things’. I can assure you that the only creature ever harmed while taking these photos was me when I got a crick in my neck from lying on my front for too long.

Close-up photography in particular can be a fiddly process, requiring patience and good technique. I’m extremely pernickety over which images I choose to publish and I really can get no joy from a shot which is not sharp or has an unattractive cluttered background.

When it comes to wildlife photography I have a lot of respect for those photographers who have amassed portfolios of many diverse or rare species. I have to say my own portfolio does lack variety but my primary aim is to make pretty pictures, rather than capturing as many different species as I can. That said I would love to get a good photo of a glanville fritillary (a beautiful butterfly, which is relatively rare here in Guernsey) but to date I have only managed some pretty ordinary snap shots.

Like it or not, post processing is a part of digital photography and I have no qualms over cloning out dust spots, straightening wonky horizons or making adjustments to brightness and contrast to breathe life into an image. I aim to do this in a way which is respectful to the scene I captured and I have to say I find overly aggressive processing — weird halos, excessive noise or wildly oversaturated colours — a bit of a turn off. I think that nature caught at the right time really does not benefit from this sort of brutal treatment and I hope I avoid this! I said I was pernickety.

There are so many more things I would like to photograph (a dew-covered butterfly is No1 on my to-do list) but these things take time. Until then I hope you find something you enjoy.

Steve.