|Custom Jewelry, solid .925 silver|
A department store photography shop is an assembly line designed to get you in an out as quickly as possible, offering low quality products that require little knowledge and experience to submit an order, and the most minimal in personalization and design. Their big selling point is a low price. With their low price and high volume of clients also comes a lack of service (because you become a number to them), and a poor selection of low quality products.
|Custom Solid Maple Guest Signature Board|
Of course this level of service with high end products will have a different price tag than a department store photo shop - it will also bring long lasting, customized art pieces to your home. Would you prefer an image that you LOVE on a wall that you walk past every day, or would you prefer a cheap-o image that you don't really care for?
|Aluminum panels hanging from an aluminum bar in a mosaic|
tile presentation. I call these a "Montage Wall"
|"Image Blocks" - thick photographic paper wrapped|
over a wood frame, with smaller wrapped blocks
mounted on the larger piece. Fully designable piece -
these are a must see!
|Crystal Cover Album with Ridged Pages, and Leather Cover|
I guess if we are going with a brand analogy - I am the equivalent of a craft beer brewing company. I create flavors of photography that you can only get in my shop, in the little town of Coudersport Pennsylvania. The department store brand would be the equivalent of Coors Light - you can get it anywhere, its cheap, and there is zero "wow" factor.