Risamaymay

Fine Art Travel Photography

California, United States · 379 Sales

Risamaymay

Fine Art Travel Photography

California, United States 379 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Paris ★ Venice ★ Cinque Terre ★ Kotor ★ Lerici ★ Genova ★ Sarzana ★ Nice ★ Vienna ★ Budapest ★ Dubrovnik ★ Sarzana ★ Monterosso ★ Manarola ★ Santa Barbara ★ Hawaii ★ California ★ San Francisco ★ Oakland ★ Monaco ★ NYC ★ Roquebrune ★ French Riviera ★ Liguria ★ Vence ★ La Rocher ★ Eze ★ Dignes ★ Entrevaux ★ Lanikai ★ & more ...

Marisa Allegra Williams

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Marisa Allegra Williams

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About

Memories and dreams. Shared.

At the encouragement of family and friends, I turned my love for photography and other self-taught arts into a small business. Albeit very small, but it brings me great joy. And for me, that's what [my] art is all about. I hope my work brings you some small joy too, even if you're simply here to browse or day dream about some of the destinations pictured. Buon viaggio!

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  • Marisa Allegra Williams

    Artist / Owner

    Copy editor, writer, traveler, photographer, self-taught artist, masters swimmer, Nikon faithful, Lensbaby Composer pro, Californian, UCLA Alum, book artist, slow travel advocate, working vacationist, pseudo polyglot, Seinfeld fan & more.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 1, 2012
Ready-To-Hang Canvas Prints ★
Price for standard shipping everywhere included in quotes below.
Unsigned and sent to you directly from my third-party printer.
Gallery-wrapped edges allow you to hang your print with or without a frame.
These are the only sizes available at this time.
Full bleed, no border, matte finish
16x20 [40.64 cm X 50.80 cm] - $240
20x30 [50.80 cm X 76.20 cm] - $320
24x36 [60.96 cm X 91.44 cm] - $360

Silver Halide Archival Prints ★
Price for standard shipping everywhere included in quotes below.
Unsigned and sent to you directly from my third-party printer.
Fuji or Kodak Pro papers with Matte finish - STANDARD
Kodak Pearlescent Pro Metallic finish - UPON REQUEST
[Kodak Endura Pro Metallic prices appear in brackets]
These are the only sizes available at this time.
Full bleed, no border, see paper types and finish info above
4x6 [10.16 cm X 15.24 cm] - $10 [$15]
5x5 [12.70 cm X 12.70 cm] - $15 [$20]
5x7 [12.70 cm X 17.78 cm] - $20 [$25]
8x8 [20.32 cm X 20.32 cm] - $30 [$35]
8x10 [20.32 cm X 25.40 cm] - $40 [$45]
10x10 [25.40 cm X 25.40 cm] - $45 [$50]
11x14 [27.90 cm x 35.60 cm] - $80 [$85]
16x20 [40.64 cm X 50.80 cm] - $120 [$125]
20x20 [50.80 cm X 50.80 cm] - $125 [$130]
20x30 [50.80 cm X 76.20 cm] - $160 [$165]

Definition of a Silver Halide Print ★
A silver halide print is what most people think of as a "real" photograph (as opposed to an inkjet print or any other variety of photographic print). Here is a technical explanation from the folks at Shutterbug.com: Until the 1990s almost all color prints were made with light sensitive materials that incorporated color dyes in an emulsion adhered to a paper which was sealed by a plastic coating. In normal practice, these prints are made by first creating a negative image with a camera and color negative film. The negatives are then used to print a positive image on a silver-halide sensitized paper. A traditional silver-halide color print can also be made from a digital file. Instead of exposing the sensitized paper with white light passing through a negative via an optical enlarger, a laser or an LED exposes the paper. It is important to note that regardless if the print was exposed with a laser or with a traditional optical enlarger, the permanence characteristics of a silver-halide color print remain the same. If stored in the dark, with low humidity, traditional silver halide prints may last from 50 to more than 100 years. If exposed to light, the colors will deteriorate at a more rapid pace. This deterioration will vary widely between manufacturers' products and the levels of illumination and ultraviolet light to which a print has been exposed.

Image Cropping ★
All images in my shop are shown at 4x6-inch [10.16 cm X 15.24 cm] ratios. Please note that for all other sizes, cropping will occur on full-bleed prints - i.e., prints without a white border around the image - and will vary by print size. You also have the option of having the image printed uncropped, at a slightly reduced size to fit in full within the desired image dimensions. So for an 8x10-inch [20.32 cm X 25.4 cm] print the image itself would be reduced in size and centered with a white border for framing, to fit within the 8x10-inch [20.32 cm X 25.4 cm] sheet uncropped. Confused? No problem. If you wish to preview the crop options for a particular print size prior to purchase, please convo me and I will gladly convo back or post pictures of the formatting choices described above.

Image Quality ★
As a professional photographer, I use low-resolution images in my listings to prevent or discourage the theft of my work. Order with confidence. All of my prints are made from sharp, high-resolution digital negatives and are printed professionally to archival standards for a lifetime of enjoyment. Where there is blur or a portion of an image out of focus, this is intentional. Among other lenses and tools, I often use a Lensbaby Composer to achieve this effect straight out of the camera before any post-processing is applied.

Silver Halide Print Quality ★
All of my silver halide prints are made from a high resolution digital negative and professionally printed using a silver halide chemical process on Fuji Crystal Archive or Kodak Professional Supra Endura paper. Fuji Crystal Archive and Kodak Professional Supra Endura paper has been rated to have not only superior color, but to be the most durable photographic paper available. The standard archival value is 100 years in home display and 200 years in dark storage. By employing state-of-the-art digital printers and the highest quality acid-free paper available, your print is a guaranteed archival treasure; ensured to provide a lifetime of enjoyment. Additional durability is afforded by the matte finish. The matte finish is ideal (vs. glossy) because it protects against both wear and glare. I use a professional third-party printer and inspect each photo myself before signing and sending it to you. For more on silver halide prints and how they are made, please scroll up to "Definition of a Silver Halide Print".

Giclee Print Quality ★
All of my giclee (i.e., inkjet) prints are made with an Epson Stylus Photo 2200. The Epson 2200 uses seven pigment inks and produces professional, museum quality archival photos. Please note that colors on my giclee prints may be slightly soft and muted as compared to the colors on my silver halide prints. This is due to my choice of matte cardstock or watercolor paper, for my giclee prints. The effect is intentional. That said, I am moving to making my giclee prints primarily (even exclusively, perhaps) on Epson Professional Heavyweight Matte (acid-free archival, of course), as the colors are more true to life and brilliant. No matter what print type you are considering in my shop, the paper type used is always noted in the details section of each listing. For more on silver halide prints and how they are made, please scroll up to "Definition of a Silver Halide Print".

Photo Transfer Print Quality ★
The "white streaks" and other imperfections that you see in my photo transfer prints are absolutely intentional and are part of the vintage-feel charm of photo transfers. Each print is unique and made from a single, original print on transparency "paper" (the sort used on overhead projectors). No two photo transfers are ever identical. All of my photo transfers are original and one of a kind.

Handmade Cards and Books ★
All handmade cards and books are made with archival materials. That means that every element - the paper, the glue, the ink - is acid-free.

Custom Orders ★
I happily take custom print orders. If you see a picture of mine that you love (for example), but want it bigger or smaller, as a silver halide print rather than a photo transfer (or vice versa) ... let me know and it would be my pleasure to set up a custom listing for you. There is no charge for in-stock custom orders. If the item(s) you want is not in stock, please note that a flat $5 fee will be applied to your special order (the fee is per special order, not per item ordered). So, for example, if you order 10 prints that are not currently in stock, the special order fee is a flat $5.

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Payment
At this time, I accept PayPal only. No exceptions.

For help on how to submit your payment via PayPal, check out this handy-dandy Etsy article:

http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/how-to-pay-with-a-credit-card-and-create-a-paypal-account-746/
Shipping
Domestic Shipping within the USA ★
Domestic orders will be sent USPS First-Class Mail. Orders of $20 or more will be insured automatically and sent USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation, at no additional charge. Orders of less than $20 may be insured for a flat $3 fee upon request, at the buyer's expense. If you'd prefer USPS Priority Mail, UPS, FedEx, or some other arrangement, feel free to contact me and I will adjust your invoice. Please allow one week for printing and another for shipping from the date of your cleared PayPal payment (not necessarily from the date of your order, unless your payment cleared on that same day); your order should arrive in two weeks' time or sooner. It's rare that an order would take longer to print and ship. I ship all paid orders once a week, on Fridays. If you need your order to sooner, let me know and I'll make it happen.

International Shipping outside of the USA ★
USPS First-Class Mail unless otherwise requested. Tracking and/or insurance is not available on this standard international shipping option. If you'd prefer Priority Mail, UPS, FedEx, insurance or some other arrangement, feel free to contact me and I will adjust your invoice. Please allow one week for printing and another for shipping from the date of your cleared PayPal payment (not necessarily from the date of your order, unless your payment cleared on that same day); your order should arrive in two weeks' time or sooner, depending in part on how fast the postal service works where you live. It's rare that an order would take longer to print and ship. I ship all paid orders once a week, on Fridays. If you need your order to sooner, let me know and I'll make it happen.

Shipping Troubles ★
From time to time, the USPS or other carriers mess up and orders don't get delivered on time or undamaged, etc. In the event that a problem does occur, please be patient while I do my best to sort it out. If the carrier or weather or some other unforeseen circumstance is to blame - the fault of neither you nor me - please keep this in mind and refrain from taking your frustrations out in the form of negative feedback here in my shop. I thank you kindly in advance. See section below on Refunds and Exchanges for additional details.
Refunds and Exchanges
Customer Satisfaction ★
I want you to be happy. I love my pieces but if you don't, let me know. Happy campers are important to me. And if you're unhappy or in any way displeased with your purchase, I want to fix it. While I pride myself on being a fair and flexible shop keep, please note that refunds or exchanges are a possibility and not a guarantee; to be awarded at my discretion on a case-by-case basis. For example, see my no-smoking guarantee below.

No Smoking Guarantee ★
If, per chance, you smoke, I regret to inform you that I cannot entertain returns or exchanges. I learned the hard way that prints sold to smokers come back (surprise, surprise) smelling of cigarettes. And, therefore, not possible to resell. All of my work is created in a smoke-free environment and is guaranteed not to wreak of cancer-causing tobacco products. Just something to be aware of when purchasing from my shop.

Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Packages ★
Seller (that would be me) is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged packages that are uninsured. Please review the Shipping section above (on this page) and request insurance, as desired. Insurance is always recommended and is often available for a nominal fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
Surprises ★
I'm big on surprises. I love 'em. Especially when they're good. Well, only if they're good! Couple that with a gift and ... bliss! Which is why all of my work is shipped with a little something extra, from me to you. It's my way of saying thank you for your purchase and support of my work.

Feedback ★
I will leave feedback for you as soon as your payment clears. I hope you will leave feedback for me, too.

Hand Marbled Paper ★
All of the hand marbled paper I use is by Ingrid Butler of Moth Marblers in Sausalito, CA (unless noted otherwise). Ingrid's paper designs are copyright protected and may not be reproduced. If you're interested in reproducing Ingrid's paper, convo me and I will put you in touch with her.

Copyright Notice ★
All artwork © Marisa Allegra Williams (unless noted otherwise). The artist retains copyright to all works. Copyright is not transferable with sale. Reproduction of any of Marisa's work without her written consent is strictly prohibited.