Sample Sunkenbranch Album - learn the tricks and fun of navigating your Gallery CD, and questions and answers.
If you choose to buy a Gallery CD, the sample album gives you an idea of
what it would look like. The sample album consists of some favorite
photos from the Sunkenbranch archives.
You can see the controls for navigating through the menus and pictures.
Thumbnails and filename info can be turned on or off as needed.
Filenames are turned on by default to assist you in knowing what picture
you are on, should you decide to order prints from Sunkenbranch's
The standard CD will likely be a plain unlabeled blank CD, just like you
would make yourself at home. It will be housed in a slim plastic
protective case. Your event will be pulled out of the hard drive
archives and burned onto a CD for you. If you have a favorite image from
the event you are purchasing a CD for, EMAIL LEO (leos at sunkenbranch
dot com) and let him know which filename it is. Part of it can be the
top image in the album.
The index page has the main picture and thumbnail pictures below it.
Just to the right of the thumbnails is a hard to see slider control to
view more of the thumbnails. You can drag that slider up and down as
Below the bottom row of thumbnails will be a web address to the online gallery, should you wish to buy prints or enlargements.
Clicking on a picture advances to the next picture.
You can use your keyboard arrow keys to navigate also.
In the upper right of the screen is an icon to start or stop some music. By default it is turned off.
There will be one additional control on a CD that you purchase, it is an Up Arrow in the upper left of your CD's index page.
This will take you to the folder with the images.
How does the SunkenBranch Gallery CD price compare to the Big Name Sports Photo retailer?
(hint: their name sounds like Maximum strenth hemorrhoid medicine, without the H)
Their 800 pixel download price for **ONE** image is $11.99 and you don't get it on a CD.
So, for close to that same price you are getting anywhere from some to
over a thousand images, and even if your person of interest is in only 5
pictures, look at what a bargain the SunkenBranch Gallery CD is.
If you like what you get, lobby to get Sunkenbranch to be an alternative team photo provider for your team this coming year.
And be your Senior Portrait guy.
You deserve a choice in quality and price. Tell your coach and school.
***** QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE GALLERY CD **********************************************************************************
Q - What size are the images on the standard Gallery CD? 800 pixels on the long side.
A 1024 pixel Gallery CD is a more expensive option.
Q - How come you don't make the pictures bigger? Because I want to sell
you prints and other goodies. Everyone wants things for free. That
stadium cheeseburger and game program weren't free for me or you. If a
thing has value, it has some cost. The CD's aren't pre-burned laying in a
stack here waiting to be sold. They take time to make, and each one
will be CUSTOM MADE FOR YOU.
Q - What is the difference between the Gallery on your Zenfolio site and
the CD I buy? The CD you buy will not have watermarks on the
pictures, and you are able to email or use the pictures on your own
personal site or Facebook or whatever. The CD is intended to also serve
as a "PROOFS" disk and is not intended for printing. It gives you a clear preview of what you might want
in prints and enlargements. Unlike many Professional proof disks,
the quality is not intentionally degraded.
Q - What are the limitations of use of the pictures? The images are for
PERSONAL USE and NOT for RESALE. You cannot get clever and
Re-market the images. You are not authorized to take the CD and
burn off a stack of them for your team. Be the hero on the field,
not in the piracy business. I can't stop you from doing bad things but
there is that thing called karma. Do the right thing when no one is
Q - Will you spend 15 hours editing the pictures so that every one is
perfect if I buy a CD? No. I actually did that on the earlier
galleries and you may not have noticed. I did that to set myself apart
from the competition. Some galleries still need that much attention to
get them marketable. That is why I take so long sometimes to get
them uploaded. Now is your chance to take advantage of my generous
attention to detail with the many more shots I offer compared to the
Q - So those pictures on the CD with redeye from flash, if I buy prints,
will you edit that out? YES. If you buy prints, I take the time to review each file again for improvements.
Q - What if I wanted to buy all the original images from a Gallery, full
size, what would such a thing cost? I believe my competition is
charging around $180 for something like that, for portrait
sessions. That sounds reasonable. I might go cheaper. A
fully edited gallery takes many hours. What is your time worth? Pro
photographers generally charge 45 dollars an hour, even if the cost is
hidden in clever "Print Packages." So do the folks changing your oil or
spark plugs. We take pictures for food, clothing, shelter and new
camera gear. That's our gig. We know we won't get rich, we just
love doing it.
Q - How come you don't crop many of your pictures to 3.5 Megapixels
maximum and then charge crazy money for them? It's not my style,
and that Big Name Photo outfit is not dictating to me a maximum
size. If you don't buy any CD's I might, and won't that make both
of us miserable.
Q - All these shots of the crowd, and showing the whole player instead
of chopping him off at the waist, why do you do that? To give you
the story of the game, to show you the action going on around the
player. The Sunkenbranch difference, not just a Sports Trading Card shot
of one player. More stuff for you to appreciate.
Q - Why would I buy off of you compared to those other guys that we know
and love and hang out with or see in school? Did I get the shot
you wanted? Like the bouquet toss at a wedding, some people get a
better shot of it than others. Sometimes I don't get that shot. If
you need a particular shot, you have to pay the successful
photographer. And you usually end up paying less with me if I got
your shot, unless your Uncle Frank showed up with his expensive camera.
Q - Can I get a custom CD with multiple Galleries on it? Perhaps,
but it will cost more. What are you willing to pay and what are you
after? Email me. These are compromising times.
Q - If I send you a check for the Gallery CD amount, can I do that
instead of any online shopping cart? YES. And I will NOT CASH any check
until I drop your CD in the mail to you.