I'm trying to decide if I should drop the online photo lab that offers to produce prints on my behalf for customers. They do very nice work, but I don't like that customers can go directly to the lab and I don't have the pleasure of speaking with them. My approach to customers is that I want to know what they are looking for in a photo. I can usually create that photo exactly as they want to see it. My photos are like little individually created stories that I take great pains to capture. Yes, I would rather you speak with me first so we can collaborate on a photo rather than have you select one that is already "on the shelf." Of course, after looking at my galleries on this website and at my Instagram page (#lakecharg), you can readily tell what genre I do. That would not be portraits, weddings or events. Don't even ask. Otherwise, anything that you see in the built or natural urban environment is fair game. So contact me. I will use an excellent local New York lab and strongly suggest metal prints because of the vibrancy and detail this medium can produce for my style of photography. No more expensive than a glass framed print, but much more real. Customers have described it as 3-D.
I think I have decided.