Photography is now available to anyone to practice, and you don’t even need a digital camera, all you require is a cell phone. On the other hand, with all those advantages, it seems there was no room for the good old photo printing. People are always searching for easier solutions, and let’s face it, it is a lot easier and cheaper to share your picture online so that anyone can see it, then spending money on a printed photo, that only a few people will have access to. But, is the easy way always the best way?
In defense of a printed photo
The magic of photo sharing is, in the least, pale when it comes to digital photography. With printed photos, it’s on the contrary, ever marvelous to hold that piece of paper in your hands and feel the very texture of that moment stolen from time, and then hand it over to the person next to you. It is similar with flipping the pages of a family album, it gives you the sense of time traveling unlike you can’t get viewing the photos on a computer screen. Not a single screen makes worthy enough replacement for a well printed photo. When printing an image, we’re giving it the credit it deserves, because it is a golden rule, that only the best of the best are printed. It is the culmination in a life of a photo.
Printing is not dead, it’s just evolved
Regardless of the nostalgia we may have for old-fashion photo printing, we have to grow accustom to the idea of its changing and evolving. Although it is true, that nowadays photos are printed rarely, and only few of them gets that honor, the methods of doing it are more diverse than ever. We can print photos online, print them in form of magnets, make a photo book instead of archaic albums. The possibilities are limitless, and there are many reasons to use them.
Flaunt your photos
One of the most distinct differences between a computer screen photo and the printed one, is that in the first case you’re displaying it, and in the other, you’re flaunting with it. So, if you consider few of your pictures worthy of flaunting, use some of the endless new age printing possibilities. Print it in a magnet and put it on your fridge, you can also print a photo in form of a snowy globe, a poster, or even a key chain. There is also a big comeback and a growing popularity of using framed photos as a wall decoration, so go ahead, create a wall gallery of your favorite memories.
Though it’s easy to succumb to the easiness and simplicity of modern life where everything is served to us on a plate, sometimes it’s good to go back to old values and traditions and give them a new form. Photography is an art that keeps on evolving, but its objective hasn’t change, and it is preservation from oblivion, and there is no better way of doing that, then printing your photos.