Foxboro, Massachusetts 02035
I started Gillis Photos in 2005 to share my unique view of New England, particularly Boston, where I grew up and work, and New Hampshire and Maine, vacation places that have become second homes.
I'm not another guy who slapped together a web site and uploaded a bunch of images shot on a camera phone. I love photography, and when people started buying my images for books, calendars, and just to enjoy, I created this site.
Gillis Photos is not my full time job (I’ve been a professional computer geek since 1988, web designer since 1998, a regularly published op/ed columnist since 1996, and a published author since 2005) but photography has become a passion.
I offer you the opportunity to check out my unique photographic perspective. Take a look, and you will soon find that somewhere in this always-expanding catalog of 3200+ images is the one that is perfect for you -- perfect for framing, perfect for your multimedia presentation, web site, your book cover, or other use.
My prices are FAR more reasonable than the stock agencies, and my license fee per photo is only $25.00, and inexpensive print images, suitable for framing, are available as well. I'm glad you're here. Welcome. Browse. Enjoy!
And now, let's turn up the lights and take some questions from the audience:
Q. What's Gillis Photos all about?
A. I offer professional quality prints that are also available for licensing. You can purchase professionally printed, ready to frame prints, or download images in TIF (or JPG) for a variety of uses. GillisPhotos.com is a family-friendly website (no nudes, no objectionable content). My photographic images are perfect for framing. Perfect for your book cover, catalog, advertising, graphic design, marketing, publication, web site, or multimedia project, or just to enjoy.
Q. What type of photography does GillisPhotos offer?
A. I specialize in New England area photography (Boston and other Massachusetts locations, New Hampshire, Coastal Maine, Rhode Island) as well as destinatiosn such as Niagara Falls and new York City. There are also hundreds of holiday images (Christmas, Halloween, etc), artistic scenes and far more.
Q. How large are the actual image files? What is the format?
A. Photo dimensions vary by the year they were taken; the oldest (2006-2009) are usually 7.1 mega pixels and 2300x1500. Since 2011 I have shot with Canon Xsi and Canon T5i cameras and I shoot raw (and save as TIF) so the resolution is far higher (between 10-18 megapixels) and size varies but most are around 4200 x 2800 or so. All are perfect for printing or incorporating into multimedia projects.
Q. Are all photographs digital quality?
A. Absolutely. All photographs offered for sale on the site are digital quality, taken with Canon digital cameras. Nothing is scanned; these are all original digital photographs.
Q. Do you add new photographs?
A. I'm constantly adding new photos. Check back often for the latest updates which can be found by clicking on the "NEWEST" link.
Q. Who are your photographers?
A. Just me. I do not solicit nor collect photographs from anyone else; all photographs on the site were taken by me.
A. I won't sell or give your information to anyone, ever. Also, since you're paying through Paypal®, GillisPhotos never sees your credit card or bank number. With Paypal®, you know your transaction is secure and private.
Q. Are your images suitable for framing?
A. Absolutely! Not only are the photos offered by GillisPhotos a great resource for all kinds of multimedia projects, the images would also look perfect on the wall of your home or office.
Q. Can I license one or more of the images?
A. Please do! Nearly all images are available to be licensed, and I offer a stupendously low price -- $25 per image license, regardless if you're using it for your book cover, pamphlet, or the front page of the New York Times. (Man, that would be cool -- one of my photos on the NYT). Click HERE for more information about licensing or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Can I order a print of one of the images?
A. Yes, you can order any image on this site and I will send you a print in the selected size on high quality photographic paper, printed on commercial quality photographic printers. Note: By purchasing a print, you are purchasing ONLY a copy of the image for personal use, and you are not allowed to use the image for any other purpose.
Q. Where do you ship?
I'll ship anywhere in the United States and Canada.
Q. Can I order a framed print?
A. Sorry, all images are shipped unframed.
Q. How do I see the photographs you offer?
A. Browse the galleries through the many menu options (a specific category, newest, popular, etc.). Hover over a each small "thumbnail" image to display a much larger photo for inspection. You can also click on any photo for a larger image and more information.
Q. All the prints say © www.GillisPhotos.com – will that appear on my print?
A. Nope -- no watermark appears on purchased prints or downloads.
Q. How do I pay for the photographs?
A. I accept PayPal®, which allows you to pay with any credit card whether or not you are a PayPal® member. Browse the galleries, and as you find photographs you like, add them to your cart. You can then checkout and pay through PayPal® secure credit card transaction, or click the "Continue shopping" button and continue to browse. When you're done, click the view cart link, and go through PayPal® to pay for your photographs securely. It's that simple.
Q. How do I receive my prints?
A. Print(s) will be mailed to the mailing address you specify by US priority mail. Be sure to specify your address when you pay for your images.
Q. How do I receive my purchased license images? Can I automatically download my photographs?
A. Due to copyright, security concerns, and the ease with which web sites can be "hacked," I do not offer the ability to automatically download photographs. Due to expense of disk space, I also do not store the large images on the site. Therefore, for license purchases, within 24 hours, you will receive an email with a direct link to download your photograph(s) from a secure directory.
Q. What type of images do you offer?
A. Galleries as of January 2017: Boston-33000 Flags, Boston-Back Bay, Boston-Beacon Hill, Boston-Bruins, Boston-Bunker Hill, Boston-Castle Island, Boston-Charles River, Boston-Charlestown, Boston-Cheers, Boston-Christmas, Boston-Church of Christ Scientist, Boston-Citgo Sign, Boston-Common and Park Street, Boston-Commonwealth Ave, Boston-Copley Sq, Boston-Custom House, Boston-Dorchester, Boston-Downtown, Boston-Duck Boats, Boston-Esplanade, Boston-Exchange Place, Boston-Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market, Boston-Fenway Park, Boston-Freedom Trail, Boston-Govt Center, Boston-Haymarket, Boston-Ice Sculptures, Boston-John F Kennedy Library, Boston-John Hancock Bldg, Boston-Kennedy Greenway, Boston-Leonard Zakim Bridge, Boston-Massachusetts State House, Boston-MBTA Subway, Boston-New Years Eve, Boston-North End, Boston-Old State House, Boston-Other, Boston-Post Office Square, Boston-Prudential, Boston-Public Garden, Boston-Quest Eternal, Boston-Skyline, Boston-Sneakers On Statues, Boston-South Boston, Boston-View from Pru Skywalk, Boston-Waterfront, Church, Fire-Fireworks Displays, Fire-Images, Fire-Sparklers, Holiday-Americana and Flags, Holiday-Christmas, Holiday-Christmas La Salette, Holiday-Christmas Nativity, Holiday-Christmas Still Life, Holiday-Church, Holiday-Easter, Holiday-Halloween, Holiday-Halloween-JackOLantern, Holiday-Memorial Day Flags, Holiday-Pumpkins, Island of Bermuda, Maine-Acadia National Park, Maine-Bar Harbor, Maine-Bass Harbor, Maine-Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Maine-Bubbles at Jordan Pond, Maine-Cadillac Mountain, Maine-Cape Neddick Light / Nubble, Maine-Jordan Pond, Maine-Kennebunk Christmas, Maine-Kennebunkport, Maine-Ogunquit, Maine-Ogunquit Christmas, Maine-Other, Maine-Seashore Trolley Museum, Maine-Seawall Road, Maine-Wells, Mass-Cambridge, Mass-Cape Cod, Mass-Chatham, Mass-Edaville Railroad, Mass-Foxboro, Mass-Foxboro Christmas, Mass-Gloucester, Mass-Hull and Hingham, Mass-Hull Illumination, Mass-La Salette, Mass-Marthas Vineyard, Mass-Nantucket, Mass-Other, Mass-Plymouth, Mass-Quincy, Mass-Quincy Christmas, Mass-Salem, Mass-Salem Halloween, Mass-Westport, Nature-Animals / Birds, Nature-Lilacs, Nature-Rainbows, Nature-The Moon / Eclipse, New York-Christmas, New York-Empire State Building, New York-Misc, New York-Skyline, New York-Statue of Liberty, New York-Times Square, NH-Bartlett, NH-Cathedral Ledge, NH-Conway Scenic Railroad, NH-Crawford Notch State Park, NH-Franconia Notch and Old Man, NH-Glen, NH-Intervale Mountains, NH-Jackson, NH-Jackson Covered Bridge, NH-Jackson Pumpkin People, NH-Kancamagus, NH-Lost River, NH-Mount Chocorua, NH-Mount Washington, NH-Mount Washington Auto Road, NH-North Conway, NH-Skimobile and Cannon, NH-Three Rocks Waterfall Bartlett, NH-Wildcat Mtn, Niagara-American Falls, Niagara-At Night, Niagara-Great Gorge, Niagara-Horseshoe Falls, Niagara-Maid of the Mist, Niagara-Rainbows, Niagara-Top of Canadian, Other, RI-WaterFire - Providence, Season-Autumn, Season-Winter / Snow, Statues and Sculptures, Use of Color
Q. Is Pluto a planet?
A. Not anymore, sorry. If it helps, I didn't not agree with the decision, nor was I consulted. When I was a kid, we had NINE planets. As far as I am concerned, Pluto is a PLANET.
Q. What are the full terms and conditions (the legal stuff) at Gillis Photos?
A. Please read them by clicking on the Terms and Conditions link.
Q. Are you the same guy who wrote the book about his grandmother?
A. That's me! You can learn more about my first published book, "Nana, my grandmother Anne Gillis" at www.NanaGillisBook.com
Thank you for visiting GillisPhotos.com!