Frequently Asked Questions
Can you use my own photo on a Photogem?
I do make custom Photogems using customer photos. However, not all photos will work. It's easiest to just e-mail me a few photos so I can tell you if I think they will work. There is no cost for this evaluation. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If your photo will work, I'll choose a stone for it which will determine appropriate frame size to use. Most custom Photogems are a frame size of 8x8 or 8x10 and the cost averages from $100 to $125 plus shipping.
It takes about 2 months to finish a Photogem, depending on my workload.
Click on "Customer Photo" in the main menu to see samples.
I'd like a gemstone using my photo for Christmas.
NOW IS THE TIME TO SEND ME A FEW PHOTOS IF YOU'D LIKE IT FOR CHRISTMAS!
It takes about 1-2 months to finish a Photogem in non-holiday times, but Christmas is an especially busy time for me.
You don't have any Photogems of horses left on your website. When will you have more?
I create the Photogems in editions of about 20-25 at a time, 4 or 5 times a year, each edition taking about 2-3 months.
If you want a subject that I frequently use I will most likely have more planned in the next edition, i.e. I always include giraffes and elephants and horses in every edition.
If you let me know the subject you'd like and you're not in a hurry I will make several in the next edition and give you first choice of purchase before I add it to my website or art show or gallery.
Why the name "Frame 36 Photography"?
When I first began photography, using film, invariably frame number 36 on the roll of the film was my best photo.