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Natural Born Hikers' Photography


By Shawn Liam Read
Hi, my name is Read and I am the photographer responsible for the majority of the images found on the two websites: and The . A collection of our favorite images can also be found at our on-line Most of the images found on our websites are available as fine art prints and for stock photography. Below you will find a price list for your convenience.

Price List for Fine Art Images

Print Size Price
5x7 $20
8x12 $30
11x14 $50
16x20 $75
24x30 $110
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Notes on the prints
  • Quality. These museum-grade prints on archival paper, made with state-of-the-art techniques are widely recognized to be the finest available today. They exhibit superior sharpness and color, and are expected to last sixty years on display before any noticeable fading occurs. Due to operating system and screen differences, and sometimes more elaborate image preparation done prior to printing, there might be color and lightness variations between the image you saw on the web and the print.
  • Guarantees. We individually inspect each print and are so confident that you will be pleased with the quality that we offer three guarantees:
    1. 100% money back guarantee: As we recognize that you have not seen the print prior to your purchase, we offer an unconditional full refund for any print returned in new condition within seven days.
    2. Replacement guarantee: We take all the necessary precautions so that your photograph is not damaged during shipping. There is simply no shipping risk to you: we will replace at no charge any print that has been damaged in transit.
    3. Lifetime fade-free guarantee: As we are confident in the archival qualities of our materials, we will replace at no charge any prints which have faded during the lifetime of the original owner.
are also available for $5.00 each,
or as a box set of 10 cards for $40.00 - cards may be any ten images.
Landscape and wildlife images are a great addition to home or office.
If you are interested in our photography please contact
Shawn by email at Thanks.
Options for payment include personal check, money order, cashier’s check, or paypal. If paying by check the order will be processed when the check clears.
How to Order Fine Art Prints
Ordering is easy! Send an email to nbhcrew@naturalbornhikers.com and include the following information:
  1. The name, url, or a description of the photo you wish to order (name/url of a photo can be found by mousing over the thumbnail)
  2. The size and quantity of prints you wish to order.
A simple email with the text: “Request for Fine Art Prints” is all I need to get your order started. If I have any questions or need clarification, I will contact you immediately.
I want to do what it takes to earn your business! Delivering high-quality prints right to your door at extremely competitive prices is how I intend to do it. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to hear from you soon! See you on the trails!
Stock Photography
My photographs are available for use as stock photography for your magazine, newsletter, or other publication. Pricing depends upon usage details such as image size and placement (1/4 page, 1/2 page, cover etc) and on distribution and nature (editorial, advertising, educational, websites etc) of the publication. Contact me for pricing details.
Prices will be valid for the one-time, non-exclusive right to distribute a single image for a period of up to 12 months from date of invoice. Choose from most of the images on Natural Born Hikers. You will be sent high-quality scans. Additional fees apply for CD's or duplicate slides. Duplicate slides are not available for all images, please inquire. If you have needs other than those listed above, please let me know.
How to Request Stock Photos
If you would like to use one or more of my images, please send me an email and I will get back to you immediately.
Hey all you musicians out there! Don’t forget about the all important CD cover. If any of my photos have caught your eye then please consider them for your band’s next release. Just send me an email and I will quote you a fair price.
How you can use the pictures on this site as free images
  • Personal "fair use" is encouraged and includes:
  • Screen-saver or background image on your computer
  • Emailing a copy to a friend
  • Limited diffusion in personal (student) educational documents such as school reports and thesis.
In addition, you are always encouraged to make a link to any of the web pages
(html files) included in this server without any restriction.
What you cannot do without
a commercial license
  • You may not redistribute or reproduce multiple copies, make derivative works, perform or otherwise use in a public way the images or text except as part of your own personal (student) educational documents.
  • Images or text may not be sold or used in any way in connection with any activity wherein payment is earned. This includes use on a commercial web site, use in your work, or use by any organization (including non-profit, educational, or government) which has paid personnel.
  • The images or text of “Cyd Read/Natural Born Hikers” which you obtain from any source are licensed to you by “Cyd Read/Natural Born Hikers” for the limited purpose of personal use. This does not mean that title to the image was transferred to you. You own the medium on which the images or text are recorded, but “Cyd Read/Natural Born Hikers” retains full and complete title to the images or text, and any intellectual property rights therein.
I reserve the right to make future changes to these guidelines. By using any “Cyd Read/Natural Born Hikers” image you thereby consent to these guidelines and any future changes.
Creation of the Images/Photo Equipment
Some of the most common questions regarding my photography are about the equipment used to produce the images, so here is a little bit about what I use to shoot my photos. I carry with me, on most adventures, two digital slr camera bodies. Both bodies are made by Canon. The main camera that I currently use is: the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, with an arsenal of Canon lenses.
Artist Information Statement
Photographic images of the natural world are my way of preserving and protecting the outstanding beauty that surrounds us; whether it is a sweeping landscape, a bloom on a flower, or a wild animal in its natural habitat. All of these subjects give us a sense of connection and they renew our spirit with overwhelming emotion. In each of my images I try to convey a sense of place, and a feeling of reverie for the special beauty that is inherent in all that is nature. My images represent over 30 years of capturing just the right moment. Sometimes serendipity is involved, and sometimes it takes the ability to know your subject well enough to be in the right place at the right time. All of my images are captured in natural light with no modification of the natural environment (such as the placing of objects, or the removal of objects, i.e. removing branches or adding colorful leaves). My hope is that my photographs inspire others to see what our world has to offer, and that they create a desire to protect these places for many generations to come.
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