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All prints are produced by Guernsey's leading professional photographic laboratory and may be ordered via the gallery pages. The shopping cart is currently only set up for deliveries within Guernsey and uses secure payments with PayPal. If you live outside of Guernsey or would like a size or print type not displayed her then please contact me. Also contact me if you would like to pay by a different method than PayPal.

Lustre Prints
Printed on premium quality fade-resistant photographic paper, lustre prints offer the rich colour saturation of gloss prints but without the glare of gloss.

Block Mounts
These are lustre prints mounted on a sheet of MDF, with a protective heat seal applied to the surface of the photograph. Ready to hang, this is a smart, contemporary way to display your photograph. Recommended.
(You can specify either a black or white edge to your block mount in the 'instructions to merchant' section in the Paypal payment page.)

Other
If you would like a print type of size not listed, please don't hesitate to contact me. It can probably be done! :)

Prints vs Images on Monitors
Please note that, while I make every effort to ensure your print is as near as possible to the image as it appears on a computer or device screen, there will always be slight differences in tones and colours. Bear in mind that the apparent brightness of a printed image is dependent on the quality of light it is viewed under and a print under poor light may appear darker than the same image on a backlit monitor.


About Him (I mean Me)

Steven Mahy is a Guernsey based photographer who, even before finishing this sentence, has started to feel silly about referring to himself in the third person.

I’ll start again.

I’m a bit of a geek. I have a camera, which I point at things, and I try to take the best photos I can.

You’ll see that my two main interests are landscapes and macro photography — flowers, butterflies, snails, ladybirds and other ‘small things’. I can assure you that the only creature ever harmed while taking these photos was me when I got a crick in my neck from lying on my front for too long.

Close-up photography in particular can be a fiddly process, requiring patience and good technique. I’m extremely pernickety over which images I choose to publish and I really can get no joy from a shot which is not sharp or has an unattractive cluttered background.

When it comes to wildlife photography I have a lot of respect for those photographers who have amassed portfolios of many diverse or rare species. I have to say my own portfolio does lack variety but my primary aim is to make pretty pictures, rather than capturing as many different species as I can. That said I would love to get a good photo of a glanville fritillary (a beautiful butterfly, which is relatively rare here in Guernsey) but to date I have only managed some pretty ordinary snap shots.

Like it or not, post processing is a part of digital photography and I have no qualms over cloning out dust spots, straightening wonky horizons or making adjustments to brightness and contrast to breathe life into an image. I aim to do this in a way which is respectful to the scene I captured and I have to say I find overly aggressive processing — weird halos, excessive noise or wildly oversaturated colours — a bit of a turn off. I think that nature caught at the right time really does not benefit from this sort of brutal treatment and I hope I avoid this! I said I was pernickety.

There are so many more things I would like to photograph (a dew-covered butterfly is No1 on my to-do list) but these things take time. Until then I hope you find something you enjoy.

Steve.