MattSchrierPhoto

Bird, Animal, and Scenic Photography

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 383 Sales

MattSchrierPhoto

Bird, Animal, and Scenic Photography

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 383 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(88)

Announcement   Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop of scenic photography. I love creating compelling photographs of animals in the wild, and some tame animals as well. Other areas of interest are travel photography, and also scenic photography especially if it involves water, the beach, or the sun.

I will make every effort to complete your order in a very timely manner. Please contact me if you have any special requests or questions about my products. Many common questions are answered below.

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Can you convert images to B&W?

Absolutely. Many images look great in B&W format. Option #1 is to go ahead and order the prints you like, and add a note to the order about B&W conversion. I will reply quickly with sample conversion(s) for you to approve before I proceed with the order. Option #2 is to send me an e-mail with the image(s) you are interested in, and I can send you sample conversions to review before ordering.

What happens after I order?

I will send a personal e-mail response to your order, usually from my Gmail account. Please check your e-mail account associated with Etsy to see my e-mails. I check e-mail frequenty, so unless I am on a business trip I will respond to all orders and other requests usually the same day.

I will provide an estimate of when your order will be ready, which can vary by a few days depending on when your order was placed. When your order is shipped you will receive an automated shipping notice from Etsy.

How long will it take to get my order?

Unmatted and matted prints will take me up to 1 week to make. Framed and canvas prints may take as long as 2 weeks. Then add shipping transit time on top of that. I use USPS Priority mail, which usually takes 1-3 days to ship from Pennsylvania.

How will my print or frame be packaged?

Prints are shipped in protective plastic sleeves. I ship all prints in quality shipping boxes (e.g. not shoe boxes), usually recycled from my print and frame suppliers. The products are well protected with bubble wrap and other packaging material. In the last 10 years I have not had any problems with products that I have shipped. This includes framed prints with glass.

What if I don't like my order?

I will replace any order that arrives damaged or otherwise does not meet your expectations. In the unusual event that you are significantly dissatisfied I will gladly refund your money.

Would you ship to Canada?

Yes I can ship small to medium-sized packages to Canada. Please contact me for a shipping quote.

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What camera do you use?

First of all I don't believe that the brand or model of camera matters all that much when participating in a hobby that requires many other important attributes, such as patience, anticipation, planning, and imagination. But for those that really want to know I am currently using a Nikon D90 SLR. I don't have a strong opinion on camera models, mainly because I really don't bother keeping up-to-date on new models until I am ready for a new camera.

Are you a professional photographer?

No. My "day-job" is that of a software engineer for a Fortune 500 company. Photography is mainly my hobby that has turned into a side business. I began selling my work for two primary reasons: (1) to give me some outlet for my photos, rather than have them gather virtual dust in the depths of my computer hard drive, and (2) to make a little extra money, so the hobby at least pays for itself.

Do you use Digital or Film?

Digital, although this is not really a relevant question anymore. Most digital SLR cameras have the same or better resolution as film cameras. I think these days it is more about the image, and less about the equipment. If you like the image than does it really matter what type of camera is used?

Do you manipulate/Photoshop your photos?

I use digital processing software on all my photos. Basic processing, such as color balance, sharpening, contrast, etc., is a necessary step in digital fine art photography. It is akin to the darkroom in film photography. Regarding "manipulation", or altering of an image for artistic purposes, the answer is "sometimes". When I do it is fairly obvious and I usually make note of it in the description.

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~~~~~~~~~ About the Products (Prints, Frames, and Canvas) ~~~~~~~~~
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Who makes your prints?

I use a high-end photo lab in the Midwest. Their quality is very good, their prices are reasonable, and their turn-around time is usually 1-day.

Do you use glass or clear acrylic in your frames?

I usually use glass, unless you request differently. I have tried using acrylic and it is very difficult to work with (e.g. removing dust is very difficult)

Are your prints archival?

Yes - I use all archival (acid-free) materials, except for the frames which are usually wood.

Do you do your own framing/matting?

Yes. I cut some mats by hand from full-sheets, but smaller mats are usually pre-cut. I order fully-constructed frames and I personally assemble the final piece including mat, glass, frame, backing paper, and hanger wire.

Do you make your own canvas prints?

Not any longer. I did for a time but I sold off my high-end printer. I now use a professional lab for my canvas prints.

What DPI are the prints?

This can be a misleading question, mainly because the final print sharpness depends on many factors. A low-res photo (or highly-cropped photo) can be "up-rezzed" to 300DPI, and the quality will not usually be as good as a true 300DPI image. On the other hand an "up-rezzed" image that was originally a very good exposure can look better than a true 300DPI image if the exposure was mediocre or poor. I try to ensure that all prints have sufficient sharpness for the size and style of the image (e.g. abstract images are not affected much by sharpness).

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 12, 2016

Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop of scenic photography. I love creating compelling photographs of animals in the wild, and some tame animals as well. Other areas of interest are travel photography, and also scenic photography especially if it involves water, the beach, or the sun.

I will make every effort to complete your order in a very timely manner. Please contact me if you have any special requests or questions about my products. Many common questions are answered below.

>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>> Frequently Asked Questions <<
>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ About Ordering and Shipping ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Can you convert images to B&W?

Absolutely. Many images look great in B&W format. Option #1 is to go ahead and order the prints you like, and add a note to the order about B&W conversion. I will reply quickly with sample conversion(s) for you to approve before I proceed with the order. Option #2 is to send me an e-mail with the image(s) you are interested in, and I can send you sample conversions to review before ordering.

What happens after I order?

I will send a personal e-mail response to your order, usually from my Gmail account. Please check your e-mail account associated with Etsy to see my e-mails. I check e-mail frequenty, so unless I am on a business trip I will respond to all orders and other requests usually the same day.

I will provide an estimate of when your order will be ready, which can vary by a few days depending on when your order was placed. When your order is shipped you will receive an automated shipping notice from Etsy.

How long will it take to get my order?

Unmatted and matted prints will take me up to 1 week to make. Framed and canvas prints may take as long as 2 weeks. Then add shipping transit time on top of that. I use USPS Priority mail, which usually takes 1-3 days to ship from Pennsylvania.

How will my print or frame be packaged?

Prints are shipped in protective plastic sleeves. I ship all prints in quality shipping boxes (e.g. not shoe boxes), usually recycled from my print and frame suppliers. The products are well protected with bubble wrap and other packaging material. In the last 10 years I have not had any problems with products that I have shipped. This includes framed prints with glass.

What if I don't like my order?

I will replace any order that arrives damaged or otherwise does not meet your expectations. In the unusual event that you are significantly dissatisfied I will gladly refund your money.

Would you ship to Canada?

Yes I can ship small to medium-sized packages to Canada. Please contact me for a shipping quote.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ About Me and my Photography ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

What camera do you use?

First of all I don't believe that the brand or model of camera matters all that much when participating in a hobby that requires many other important attributes, such as patience, anticipation, planning, and imagination. But for those that really want to know I am currently using a Nikon D90 SLR. I don't have a strong opinion on camera models, mainly because I really don't bother keeping up-to-date on new models until I am ready for a new camera.

Are you a professional photographer?

No. My "day-job" is that of a software engineer for a Fortune 500 company. Photography is mainly my hobby that has turned into a side business. I began selling my work for two primary reasons: (1) to give me some outlet for my photos, rather than have them gather virtual dust in the depths of my computer hard drive, and (2) to make a little extra money, so the hobby at least pays for itself.

Do you use Digital or Film?

Digital, although this is not really a relevant question anymore. Most digital SLR cameras have the same or better resolution as film cameras. I think these days it is more about the image, and less about the equipment. If you like the image than does it really matter what type of camera is used?

Do you manipulate/Photoshop your photos?

I use digital processing software on all my photos. Basic processing, such as color balance, sharpening, contrast, etc., is a necessary step in digital fine art photography. It is akin to the darkroom in film photography. Regarding "manipulation", or altering of an image for artistic purposes, the answer is "sometimes". When I do it is fairly obvious and I usually make note of it in the description.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~ About the Products (Prints, Frames, and Canvas) ~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Who makes your prints?

I use a high-end photo lab in the Midwest. Their quality is very good, their prices are reasonable, and their turn-around time is usually 1-day.

Do you use glass or clear acrylic in your frames?

I usually use glass, unless you request differently. I have tried using acrylic and it is very difficult to work with (e.g. removing dust is very difficult)

Are your prints archival?

Yes - I use all archival (acid-free) materials, except for the frames which are usually wood.

Do you do your own framing/matting?

Yes. I cut some mats by hand from full-sheets, but smaller mats are usually pre-cut. I order fully-constructed frames and I personally assemble the final piece including mat, glass, frame, backing paper, and hanger wire.

Do you make your own canvas prints?

Not any longer. I did for a time but I sold off my high-end printer. I now use a professional lab for my canvas prints.

What DPI are the prints?

This can be a misleading question, mainly because the final print sharpness depends on many factors. A low-res photo (or highly-cropped photo) can be "up-rezzed" to 300DPI, and the quality will not usually be as good as a true 300DPI image. On the other hand an "up-rezzed" image that was originally a very good exposure can look better than a true 300DPI image if the exposure was mediocre or poor. I try to ensure that all prints have sufficient sharpness for the size and style of the image (e.g. abstract images are not affected much by sharpness).

Matt Schrier

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About

My Personal Story

I have always been drawn to photography ever since I received an SLR for my 13th birthday. My interest ebbed and flowed over the years, but about 10 years ago I was drawn in again in a serious way when digital photography started becoming mainstream. I was given a new lease on my photographic life, since I could now leverage my computer skills to create the types of images I most enjoy.

I prefer photographing nature, including landscapes, seascapes, birds, and other wildlife. I also dabble in travel photography and cityscapes, including Philadelphia and New York City.

I started selling my work at arts and crafts shows in 2005, and I continue to do this as time permits. I opened my Etsy store in August 2011 and it has become a strong complement to my original website which I opened in 2004.

- Matt Schrier

NOTE: Our family operates the following Etsy stores in addition to this one: "perksandrec", and "perkmeups".

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    By day I am a mild-mannered software engineer, but in my spare time I love getting out with my camera and seeing what the other side of my brain can create.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 8, 2011
Although I am relatively new to Etsy I have been selling fine art photography for the better part of six years now, mostly at fine arts and crafts show in the Philadelphia, Pa area. My main website (shadesofgreenphoto.com) has also been operating for that time as well. So I know a little something about this business. I use all archival materials, so you can be sure your prints will last a very long time.

Most orders, including simple matting, are shipped within one week. More complicated orders (canvas, framing, etc) will take about a week longer. If you need your item(s) quicker let me know ASAP so we can work something out.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If the item is damaged I will gladly replace it. If you have a change of heart I will replace the item, but I will not refund delivery charges. (Note: I have never had a purchase returned to me since I started selling 6 years ago, so that says something)
Payment
Full payment must be received before the order is started. I will only allow a cancellation if I have not yet invested any money or materials that cannot be re-used.
Shipping
I typically use USPS priority mail for US orders, although I may use other carriers. Delivery usually takes 1-4 business days, shipped from Holland, Pennsylvania (18966).

Again, if you have an urgent need that would require faster delivery I would require that you pay for the additional shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will entertain wholesale and consignment requests, as well as image licensing.