When making high-class prints for any occasion, whether to sell or to give away as gifts to clients, the thing that truly sets your work apart from the crowd is how you present it. Richard recommends exploring how you can use different elements to transform your work into a genuine piece of art.
"It's really up to you to find out where it can take you," he says. "For example, the standard ambition is to make a big, glossy, shiny image. But for me, I find it much more appealing to use papers that offer something different – perhaps a more matte finish, for example."
Even seemingly small and incidental factors such as this can have a huge effect on how your work eventually turns out, with unconventional sizes, thicknesses and textures all available to the adventurous photographer.
"There's a huge variety of paper, but you need to experiment to find out what works best for you and for your photography. You can start this journey and really personalise things in a way that you're happy with, and create something that’s really unique," says Richard. "Then you can mount it and frame it, and it becomes a truly unique work of art." And who can resist that?