There are only two answers: yes or no

My wise old grandmotherIn 1966, my grandmother taught me that if you want something, you have to ask.

If you ask, there are two answers: Yes or No.

If you don’t ask, there is only one answer: No.

My left shoulder and both knees are asking me to get out of the home inspection business. They don’t like crawling around anymore in attics and under houses. I have spent all of 2014 applying for various jobs, but I can tell you that ageism is alive and well in the work environment.

I would like to ask you to buy any Photographic Art and use it as a gift for Christmas, a December wedding or anniversary, a December birthday, or for a Fall graduate. Of course, if you can come up with other reasons for a gift, I’m all for it!

I am just starting out in this venture so I don’t have a decades-long track record. However, Jim Frimmer (missionvalleyliving.com) and Thomas Nelson (thomasjnelsonrealtor.com) are using my work for close of escrow and anniversary gifts. They attach their business cards and various messages to the back using rubber cement. From the reactions of their Clients, I know I have something going here.

I am at Fine Art America (1-russel-ray.artistwebsites.com) mainly because they are inexpensive compared to my local printing, art, and framing shops; and they have a 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee, even for buyer’s remorse!

If you think shipping costs are too high, you can buy the digital file directly from me for $49 and then have it printed at your favorite local shop.

I also do custom work for $49. For example, Thomas Nelson saw five Photographic Art that he liked for his most recent Client. Buying all five as one close-of-escrow gift was a little expensive, so he asked me if I could merge them, which I did. Here is the result:

Harley-Davidson montage

With my photography collection and resources, I can make one-of-a-kind Photographic Art in huge sizes. Thomas Nelson bought a panorama of San Diego (San Diego panorama) that I created using 16 separate pictures. The final product was four feet long. His Client was surprised and ecstatic!

San Diego

I recommend metal prints—they are virtually indestructible, the color is spectacular, they are light and easy to hang, and they are inexpensive compared to traditional glass and frame.

Please consider buying Photographic Art
for your gift-giving needs.
Thank you!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Best wishes for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity
in 2015 and beyond.

Looking for a unique gift for Christmas?Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

Suffering from Bare Wall Syndrome? Need a unique gift?
Choose Photographic Art by Russel Ray Photos at Fine Art America.

photograhic art taking pictures making art

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Cyber Monday special!

Photographic Art

Cyber Monday special!

Cyber Monday special

Since you’re shopping for Fall graduates and Christmas, consider giving the gift of Photographic Art by Russel Ray Photos at Fine Art America.

If you’re a Realtor, I can create custom Photographic Art for your close-of-escrow gifts, too! Just contact me and let me know something about your Clients.

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Pretty In Yellow

Photographic Art

New Photographic Art uploaded to Fine Art America this morning:

Large yellow flower

The picture upon which that Photographic Art was based was taken just last week. Here in San Diego, we have flowers year-round, and no snow!

I’m partial to metal prints, and a metal print of this Photographic Art ranges from $34.68 (10″x6.63″) to $236.58 (60″ x 40″).

Many different sizes are available to fit in that special spot on your bare wall!

Since you’re shopping for Fall graduates and Christmas, consider giving the gift of Photographic Art by Russel Ray Photos at Fine Art America.

If you’re a Realtor, I can create custom Photographic Art for your close-of-escrow gifts, too! Just contact me and let me know something about your Clients.

CLICK HERE to to go Fine Art America

Custom close-of-escrow gifts for Realtors

Photographic Art

Recently I created some Harley-Davidson Photographic Art for a Realtor to use as a close-of-escrow gift.

Today he chose the one he liked the best:

Recently Sold by Russel Ray Photos at Fine Art America

That was a metal print over three feet long and sold for a mere $112, including shipping directly to his door!

If you’re a Realtor, I can create custom Photographic Art for your close-of-escrow gifts, too! Just contact me and let me know something about your Clients.

CLICK HERE to to go Fine Art America

San Diego Panorama

Art could change someone’s life

Photographic Art

I have my Photographic Art galleries at Fine Art America, which is a print-on-demand website. I chose them for two main reasons:

  1. I didn’t want to carry inventory, and
  2. They have a unconditional 30-day money back guarantee, which means that if you don’t like what you bought, for any reason (including buyer’s remorse) or for no reason at all, you can return it and get your money back. I don’t know of any local print shops (like Aaron Brothers or Michael’s) which would let you return a print for buyer’s remorse and get your money back.

I don’t think you’ll have buyer’s remorse with Photographic Art by Russel Ray Photos, but who knows….

Recently I sold a 48″x6.75″ metal print of San Diego Panorama:

San Diego Panorama

Click on the picture for a larger picture of 1200 pixels horizontally. That sold for a mere $126.49, including shipping. Remember, the print that sold is four feet wide! My profit was $23.26. Not much in the overall scheme of things.

Several people suggested that I need to raise my prices. I disagree. I keep my profit rather low because I can’t control Fine Art America’s costs, and their costs are the significant part of the equation.

I want people to have Photographic Art on their walls, and it’s unlikely that charging $10, $20, or $30 more will change my life. However, Photographic Art hanging on someone’s wall might change their life! And that makes me happy.

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Wooden Cross

Metal print sale, September 21-28, 2014

SUNDAY-to-SUNDAY SPECIAL
September 21-28, 2014

Mount Soledad cross in La Jolla, California

Metal Print Sale

any metal print graphic

You’re missing out if you don’t have metal prints!

  • Cost about half as much as traditional mat, glass, and wood framing.
  • Waterproof for bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms.
  • Incredible vibrancy and color depth unmatched by paper prints.
  • Memories on metal are more likely to survive a storm or earthquake.
  • Never a wrinkled picture!
  • Less likely to be damaged like wood & glass frames.
  • Weigh less than wood & glass framing (no big nails in the wall).
  • Glare is reduced (no glass or plastic).
  • Ultra-modern look (not good if you’re into antiques).
  • Accelerated aging tests indicate an archival value of over 150 years!

30-day money back guarantee!

The quality provided by Fine Art America is exceptional, but if you don’t like it for any reason, including buyer’s remorse, or for no reason at all, Fine Art America offers a 30-day money back guarantee.

Prints also are available unframed, traditional matt & framing, or printed on canvas or acrylic. Buy with assurance that your Photographic Art will be fine, fine, fine, and add a special touch to your home.

Prices for other sizes or other products, as well as shipping, will vary and are not included in the advertised prices here.

CLICK HERE to to go Fine Art America


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orchid faa 6x4

Orchids 4 you. This weekend only!

Orchid special 09-19 through 0921

Prints available include unframed, matted and framed, canvas, metal, and acrylic. The quality provided by Fine Art America is exceptional, but if you don’t like it for any reason, including buyer’s remorse, or for no reason at all, Fine Art America offers a

30-day money back guarantee!

Buy with assurance that your Photographic Art will be fine, fine, fine, and add a special touch to your home.

Prices for Photographic Art in my Ships & Boats gallery at Fine Art America reflect the discounted price prints, so no discount code is needed.

Price is for Photographic Art only and does not include any
complementary products offered by Fine Art America
such as framing, shipping, and
their costs to do the actual printing.

Photographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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Labor Day weekend sale on Photographic Art ships & boats

Daily Special Labor Day Weekend

Prints available include unframed, matted and framed, canvas, metal, and acrylic. The quality provided by Fine Art America is exceptional, but if you don’t like it for any reason, including buyer’s remorse, or for no reason at all, Fine Art America offers a

30-day money back guarantee!

Buy with assurance that your Photographic Art will be fine, fine, fine, and add a special touch to your home.

Prices for Photographic Art in my Ships & Boats gallery at Fine Art America reflect the discounted price prints, so no discount code is needed.

Price is for Photographic Art only and does not include any
complementary products offered by Fine Art America
such as framing, shipping, and
their costs to do the actual printing.

Photographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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Photographic Art special, August 28 only!

082814 Daily Special

Prints available include unframed, matted and framed, canvas, metal, and acrylic. The quality provided by Fine Art America is exceptional, but if you don’t like it for any reason, including buyer’s remorse, or for no reason at all, Fine Art America offers a

30-day money back guarantee!

Buy with assurance that your Photographic Art will be fine, fine, fine, and add a special touch to your home.

Prices for Photographic Art of the Bird of Paradise flower at Fine Art America reflect the discount price prints, so no discount code is needed.

Price is for Photographic Art only and does not include any
complementary products offered by  Fine Art America
such as framing, shipping, and
their costs to do the actual printing.

Photographic Art by Russel Ray Photos

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Zoey the Cool Cat
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