With Christmas behind us and a glorious New Year ahead of us, what better than building new relationships. Many conversations that I have had with other photographers, would send a non-photographer insane. Most photographers are obsessed with the technical aspects of their and others equipment, Where as some might say I am obsessed with the paper we print on.
With the coming of the digital era, taking a photo has become so easy, or should i say the means to take photos has become easy. With most of the western world having ablest a camera on their phone and a variety of social media platforms to display their images. I feel pained that no many images are printed. Back in the day (god I feel old) it could take days to see if your images were any good, plus expensive if they didn’t. Now you can tell immediately. This seems to have been the near death to the humble photo print.
Amongst the hundreds if not thousands of images that people capture everyday how many times do you here ‘that a great image’, to me that is a marker for the possibility of having it printed to display at home or give as a gift to the person that admired it. Having just experienced the time of year giving goes over the top, and the main question everyone asked at one time was ‘What could I get so and so?’ well maybe a New Years Resolution could be that I am going to print more of my photos for myself, as well as for gifts for my friends and family.
All I ask is don’t use cheep paper and ink to print your images as they will not last. If you use genuine ink in your printer then yes print your own, but use branded paper. If you don’t use genuine ink then there are so many places on the high street or online that you can print things now and possibly cheeper than what you could print for yourself. You could also ask your local friendly photographer, i’m sure most would be happy to help.
So Happy New Year Everyone, and Happy Snapping.