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This new site was created in September 2009 with a clean slate (no photos from the old westby.us site).  Photos from the performances over the past year, which were never uploaded due to site problems, will be loaded first.  Some of the photos from westby.us will be loaded after that, but not all.  The gallery will be limited to performances from approximately the prior two years.  As new performances are added, older ones will be dropped to maintain efficient and reliable site operation.

I use Fujicolor Crystal Archive photographic paper from Fuji.  Fuji Crystal Archive is a resin-based paper that is noted for its unmatched archival quality.  It has long been considered the finest color photographic paper available and is the choice of professional photographers and commercial labs.

Recent independent studies by Wilhelm Imaging Research (an organization respected for its testing of materials) show that Crystal Archive is the most fade-resistant photographic paper of all that are currently made, outlasting other major brands by almost a three-to-one margin.  These independent studies showed that under normal display conditions, Fuji Crystal Archive lasts six or seven decades before any noticeable fade; the nearest competing paper was estimated to only last 15 to 20 years before fading.

I use state-of-the-art Fuji Frontier digital printers designed for professional photofinishers.  These printers expose Fuji's Crystal Archive photographic paper using red, green, and blue lasers to produce the sharpest prints available.  The exposed photographic paper is chemically processed in the same way as in traditional photo labs. These printers, combined with our imaging technology, result in the best possible prints from your pictures.

Unlike prints from an inkjet printer, which are printed on the surface of a paper, my prints are very fade-resistant.  The Fuji chemical process, combined with the use of true Fuji Crystal Archive photo paper, means that your prints will have the same or greater durability as prints from traditional photofinishers.  Fuji Crystal Archive paper has been estimated to last many decades before any noticeable fading occurs.

Because of the large number of photos taken during a performance, the photos are batch processed and uploaded to the website without major correction.  When an order is placed, each raw image is manually processed on a computer to produce the best quality printed image.  Typically, a photo will receive adjustments such as crop, rotation, exposure, brightness, contrast, sharpness, vibrance and color temperature.  No content changes are made, unless a custom photo modification is requested.

The standard shipping method is U.S. Mail.  If you need expedited delivery, contact me to discuss options.

Yes. Although the standard products are paper prints in various sizes, I can also print your photo(s) on physical products such as these:

  • Greeting cards
  • Post cards
  • Mug
  • Poster
  • Stationary
  • T-shirt
  • Tote bag
  • Boxer shorts
  • Necktie
  • Mousepad
  • Keychain
  • Magnet
  • Puzzle
  • Stickers
  • Playing cards

This is not a comprehensive list. Just send me your request.  I will be happy to work with you to determine availability, price and delivery.

Yes.  At checkout, you are transferred to a secure PayPal page for payment.  PayPal enforces multiple levels of security to guarantee a safe transaction.  All personal information is entered on the PayPal site.  No personal information is entered or stored on this site (larrywestby.com).

Please allow up to 2 weeks for processing and shipping.