Derek Nielsen Photography

How to Order Prints

Everything you need to know when ordering luxury fine art photography.

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Thank you for your interest in my work. I am so happy to be able to share two of my greatest passions with you, photography and conservation. I understand buying fine art online may seem risky or daunting. I want you to be reassured that I will help you with any questions you may have or may come up. We offer digital mockups to help you decide on a piece you love showing you exactly how it will look in your home. I can answer questions about custom framing options. If you are looking for help installing your new fine art purchase, I can arrange a custom installation for you. I am always available to help with your questions.

Photography Helping to Change the World

Conservation organizations worldwide desperately need resources, which is why we donate a portion of every sale to a relevant organization as to the subject in the photo. All the information below will help educate you about my work from production to purchase through my website. It is my goal to help you make an informed decision about your favorite pieces to fit your interior design needs. If I have left any questions unanswered, please feel free to contact me by email or phone. I really enjoy speaking to potential or current collectors of my work and would be glad to be of any assistance I can.

Ordering Fine Art Print FAQ’s

Through this website, I offer my entire body of work. This site will be updated regularly to feature my most current work, past collections, and any additional information through our News Page. If you see anything on my social media accounts that are not currently being offered for sale on my site, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me for additional details. My collections run from 16×24 all the way to 48×72 on select pieces for standard sizes and up to 40×80 or 30×90 for panoramas. Our Acrylic images come ready to hang using our Lumachrome HD acrylic float frame. This style highlights the work beautifully, creating a modern, clean look with a no-hassle ready-to-hang package. Float framing eliminates the need for an expensive external frame while still displaying the work in a visually breathtaking fashion, perfect for any home or business. For those seeking the most luxurious option, our Lumachrome HD acrylic prints can be ordered matted and framed. I exclusively use Nevada Art Printers based on their years of experience and unmatched quality in their printing for all my acrylic products. I have never seen my work produced better, and I believe they are currently the best at what they do. Shipping is free on all artwork anywhere in the United States 60” and under. My limited edition work carries a firm production number  1 of 1, 1 of 6, 1 of 50, 1 of 100, or open edition, regardless of the medium chosen for the collection. Edition numbers are set based on the collection series. When an edition completely sells out, the image will be archived, removing it for available purchase.

If you are looking for the absolute best, museum-quality, luxury prints, I offer Lumachrome prints externally framed using ROMA Handmade Italian Tabacchino Dark Ash Frames or a choice of 5 other framing colors (Cigar leaf, Matte Black, Silver, White, or Gold) with liners in your choice of colors. Custom framing options are available, see options available in the shop. However, there may be additional charges.

I will get technical here, but I want to clarify why we choose this process to highlight my work. This revolutionary product gives viewers the highest-resolution life-like viewing experience available today. The optically clear finish on the acrylic gives the work a 3D effect while reducing glare to nearly zero. These prints will show great even in rooms with many windows. Acrylic Prints or “FACEMOUNTS” are creations of desire that can be found hanging in the finest galleries in art destinations worldwide. LUMACHROME prints surpass Fuji Flex, bringing unbelievable resolution, clarity, vibrancy, and Dmax with an incredible 3D image quality to your photo that can appear backlit and holographic. We create custom ICC profiles with a tweaked tone curve to get the maximum 3D effect and 16-bit printing for the smoothest tone and response. LUMACHROME is ONLY available face-mounted due to the special process. The Lumachrome process is engineered to overcome and surpass the limitations of traditional Fujiflex chromogenic processes and inkjet processes. Details appear to emerge in 3D from the depths of the image with the Lumachrome process thanks to the transparency layer that is infused with iridium particles and is encapsulated in a layer suspended between the white poly surface and Acrylic.


  • Brilliant Colors Lasting Over 120Yrs
  • Superior Gamut vs Traditional Fujiflex Prints
  • Incredible 3D Depth & Dimensionality
  • Unsurpassed Detail & Ability to Hold Highlights
  • Superior Shadow Luminosity & Detail
  • Radiant Glowing Response Under Halogen Lighting
  • Neutral Skin Tone Reproduction

A few other great practical qualities of Acrylic TruLife are the product is 99% UV protected, it cleans like normal glass displays, its anti-static properties help to minimize dust and cleaning, and the surface is abrasion resistant, offering unparalleled protection and preservation.

Our carefully selected archival prints use long-lasting fade-resistant inks. This is the same high-quality printing technique used in museums and fine art galleries around the world. Our prints offer high contrast ratios while retaining brilliant color accuracy. For black and white prints, our Piezography HD system produces the highest quality black and white prints on the planet.

Using 10 different shades of black, this printing system is able to render shadows, highlights, and everything in-between with subtlety and fidelity that has never been possible before.

Some advantages of the Piezography HD B&W system include:

  • Deepest black of any printing process in history.
  • 16bit Printing enables the smoothest possible gradients.
  • 720dpi , which is twice the resolution of any other printing system.
  • Greater Tonal Range ensures every tonal detail is distinctly visible.
  • Linear Printing allows all tones to progress evenly, maximizing tonal definition.
  • Maximum Archival Permanence provides superior resistance to fading.
  • Over Gloss Layer makes ink appear to be embedded in the paper.
  • Warm/Cool Toning Options are available. Prints are pure neutral by default.

Our Piezography system thrives on images of maximum quality, so pairing this system with Canon’s top professional cameras is a perfect marriage. The prints are truly breathtaking.

Prints are available to ship for external framing by our collectors, or select one of Roma Moulding‘s custom frames from their website to finish your vision.

I have decided to pair my open-edition prints with Bay Photo Lab to bring you the finest quality on-demand printing with several options for print sizes. Bay photo has been a trusted partner of mine for over 15 years. Each open-edition print will now have several paper options, including canvas and metal options. This allows you to fit your design needs within your own budget perfectly.

All prints can be purchased using each image page’s drop-down menu. Click on the image you like, select from our size and material options, enter your customer information, and continue to checkout. Our secure checkout process seamlessly guides you through without the hassle of entering endless information. PayPal or credit cards are accepted. When looking to purchase multiple pieces, custom invoices may be created for volume discounts. Contact me directly by email or phone.

Because of the level of detail put into our products, once a purchase has been made through our website or by email, our products take approximately 21 business days to deliver. Any artwork over 60” may take additional time, as well as externally framed work. Every print purchased is fully insured by our printing company and packaged with museum-level care. Due to shipping company requirements, artwork must be inspected within 48 hours of arrival. Things happen. If, for any reason, the item was damaged during the shipping process, photograph the packaging along with the artwork and send the piece directly back. We take our customer service very seriously, and a replacement will be immediately run through production and shipped to you.

Shipping is free on all artwork on this website inside the United States. Panoramic images larger than 60” in length or items needing to be shipped outside the United States will require additional costs. Please email me your details to find your specific shipping rates. On all orders, expedited production and shipping are available.

Our printers use the most advanced techniques fine art printing has to offer. Derek Nielsen Photography’s entire image collection is available in only Lumachrome HD Acrylic, Silver Halide paper, or Chromaluxe Aluminum. These three mediums offer the highest level of detail and quality available on the market today. We offer other custom print mediums and sizes to meet your desired décor needs. Please ask for details. Each image will have one and only Artist Proof (AP) and one and only one First Print (FP) for every image available in our limited editions.

I take great pride in making customer service a top priority of our organization. We want each patron to find our accessibility and reliability second to none. From browsing our image collection to purchasing your favorite image that supports conservation to hanging it on your wall, an enjoyable experience, Derek Nielsen Photography ensures a positive experience. In keeping with this goal, I make myself available to my clients and organizations aligned with our mission statement.

One of the most difficult tasks can be deciding how to fill your home with fine art. We can certainly help take some of the guesswork out. By simply sending me a digital photo of your room, I can drop any fine art photography from my entire catalog into your space, framed or unframed of any size. Here is an actual example of a client’s home.

Thank you again for taking an interest in my work and the critical global issues we pride ourselves in assisting. I look forward to working with you on your fine art needs, no matter how big or small the project. Be sure to check in occasionally, as my work will update with each new global adventure!

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