Now that I'm back in the US, I am in process of uploading about a 1,000 full sized original photos from the trip that will all be available for printing (this includes more than 800 new pictures that nobody has seen yet!) It may take a couple days to get them all uploaded...
Frequently asked questions:
1. How much are you charging for prints?
8x12 $15.00 (I would highly recommend printing 8x12 instead of 8x10, because it shows the whole image.)
4 x wallets $5.00
There are also many other products available from coffee mugs to t-shirts. Click the "buy: this photo" button above a picture to add a picture to your shopping cart and see all the products and prices.
2. What about poster size enlargements?
Many of the pictures I took should print fairly well up to 20x30 (poster size), if you are interested in ordering 12x18 ($30.00) or 20x30 ($50.00) please contact me by email (eric.bowen(at)gmail.com), and I will handle the order personally.
3. Why are you charging so much/so little for prints?
This project is a personally funded, money loosing labor of love. Selling prints is one way to help recover some of the costs. My goal is to strike a balance between affordability for family members and meaningful income to support the project.
4. I would love to get some prints of my family member, but I really can't afford the prices?
I realize that this deployment is a severe financial hardship for some guard families, and if you legitimately can't afford the prices send me an email, and we'll arrange a scholarship to get you some free photos of your family member.
5. What if I order a lot of prints? Can I get a discount?
Contact me directly, and I would be happy to discuss your circumstances?
6. I'm uncomfortable shopping online with a credit card, can I send you a check?
Send me an email with the details of what you would like to order, and I would be happy to try to accommodate you.
7. Print guarantee. What if I'm not happy with the prints I ordered?
SmugMug, the company that hosts my photo website, and processes print orders provides an unconditional guaranty of all print orders:
"If you are unhappy with your prints or gifts, SmugMug will reprint or refund your order, whichever you prefer. Simply send email to firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days of receiving your order."
Day by Day, by Chris Muir (updated daily)
Chris Muir is the cartoonist that I met in Kuwait. He spent two weeks in Iraq at the same time I was there in February 2007, and so thought it would relevant to showcase his work on my site. Here is a link to Chris' humorous travelogue of this Iraq trip: http://billroggio.com/archives/2007/03/arrival_alignright_v.php