THE IMPORTANCE OF PRINTS

 
 Image Courtesy  Sara Jewell

Image Courtesy Sara Jewell

If you do one thing with your photos…Get some prints made.

We are all guilty of not doing it enough.  We have cell phones full of images, hard drives, USB & DVDs too.  These things don’t last though.  Phones die, hard drives fail, DVDs get lost. 

The technology changes so fast too.  Right now I’m working on a computer that doesn’t have a DVD drive.  Sure, we back up some of our images to ‘the Cloud’, or post them on social media…But even those will pass.  And a Facebook image we post is relevant for what, maybe a week if we are lucky?  And then it just fades away.

But a print, or an album…These can last.  For generations. 

In this digital age, it is important to remember that some things are timeless, and holding a photo album in your hands, or hanging a print on your wall, will always be worth it.
 Image Courtesy  Mara Rodriguez

Image Courtesy Mara Rodriguez

I have prints of my parent’s wedding, my dad’s school photos from 1960, old photos of my grandmothers as young women, & my grandfather sitting on a tank in WWII.

So do yourself a favor and order some prints!!  It has never been easier.  You can get a print or photobook made right from your smartphone.  There are a million apps to help you.

Holding a well-made photo book in your hands and flipping the pages is a tangible, sensory experience with which no digital screen can ever compare. Noting even the texture and weight of the paper.  More so, when the images are of your loved ones.

I encourage all my clients to print something, to make an album, to have something they can hold in their hands. Their children will cherish the prints as will generations to come.  These can easily become family heirlooms, and a most valued possession.

In this digital age, it is important to remember that some things are timeless, and holding a photo album in your hands, or hanging a print on your wall, will always be worth it.

By: Shawn Moreton