How to Buy Prints/Products (such as Cards) of Lee Foster’s 7,000 Photos

Consumers can arrange for prints of Lee’s photos or for the use of photos on products, such as a photo on a set of greeting cards or on a coffee mug,

The prices are quite reasonable. The process is totally automated. Payment is secure through Paypal at the time of purchase. The high-quality prints are done by a company called EZ Prints in Atlanta, GA. They are printed within two days and express shipped to you in another two or three days. Economy shipping is also available.

All this occurs at Lee’s PhotoShelter site at http://stockphotos.fostertravel.com.

There are now about 7,000 photos from which to choose.

Here is how the system works:

Go to Lee’s site and browse around looking at his photos. Click on a gallery or use Search to find a desired photo.

Let’s use an example. Suppose you had been to Alaska or dreamed of Alaska and enjoyed or imagined the beauty of the Mendenhall Glacier outside Juneau, which is so lovely, with fireweed wildflowers in front of it in summer. Suppose you said, “I’d like an 11 x 14 print of that subject if Lee happens to have a good photo of it. I’ll buy the image, frame it, and hang it on my wall.”

OK, let’s first Search for “Mendenhall.”

Several Mendenhall Glacier photos come up. The image alaska10133 is a lovely horizontal photo, a good choice for a photo to hang on the wall.

Click on the small thumbnail image to enlarge.

Yes, this would make a lovely print.

Click on Add to Cart. See the options as Prints/Products/Downloads.

Click on Prints.  See how reasonable the prices are. A 4 x 5 print is just $1.95 plus shipping. An 8 x 10 print is just $9.95. The desired 11 x 14 print is just $19.95. Do the framing yourself and save.

Go totally wild and a 30 x 40 print is just $99.95.

These are beautiful lustre or matte finish prints. Lustre is a good choice. Lustre and matte are usually chosen over glossy.

OK, let’s order one 11 x 14 print at $19.95. Click the + button to move the print order number from zero to 1.

OK, so the item is in the Cart. Proceed with Add to Cart and Check Out if no other print, product, or personal use license is desired. If more is desired, use Add to Cart.  

You can Guest Checkout if this is a onetime wish. Or use Join the Family and set up an account at PhotoShelter (no cost or obligation) if you might want future photos.

Fill in your Ship To info. Click to the Shipping page. Economy shipping works well. Choose 2-day express if in a hurry and willing to pay a little more.

But perhaps you want some products as well as prints. How does this work?

Go back to the Mendenhall photo, click to enlarge it, and add it to the Shopping Cart.

Note that the tab to the right of Prints is called Products. What’s this all about?

Perhaps you would like this photo on your personal folded greeting cards ($29.95 for 12 cards) or on a ceramic mug ($19.95). There is even a photo puzzle ($29.95). Examine the desired product list just as you would the different sizes of prints.  

When you have determined the products you would like to purchase, add them to your shopping cart and click Checkout.

Note that the third tab to the right is Downloads, and this will raise the issue of inexpensive Consumer Personal Licenses, which may also apply to your needs.

That is discussed separately as Photos for Consumer Personal Licenses.