This is the outcome of your session. This is what’s going to make everything last and be there for your future enjoyment.
We are in switching times when it comes to technology and the photography industry has been part of it full blow. It has been easier than ever to take photos—as a matter of fact, people from this decade has been the most photographed through out history. Yet we also hold the record for the most lost memories inside our precious devices and computers. We stopped printing photographs… Why?
[pullquote]“Here in this room, you can find the things we don’t use anymore. In that corner you can see my wedding computer…”[/pullquote] The story goes like this —”Here in this room, you can find the things we don’t use anymore. In that corner you can see my wedding computer. There is my son’s first year computer and there is our Cancun vacation computer.”
As crazy as that sounds this is our reality. We take pictures with every electronic device we own and just upload them until the computer fills up and dies…taking all our precious memories with it in a very irresponsible way. We can’t help it, it is so cheap to do so! Back when you only had 25 shoots you really only took photos of very important things because every click was money. Now its just machine gun style like it’s 1990 all over again.
What to do?
Thinking about it, I don’t blame my generation for not wanting to print images… I get it— but the real reason is that we don’t know how much value a printed image has over a digital download. I remember my parents album and all the old photographs of my grand parents and relatives. It is so rewarding to revisit the past embedded into these images. It feels like I’m traveling in a time machine where i get the opportunity to feel past emotions. [pullquote] The real reason is that we don’t know how much value a printed image has over a digital download.[/pullquote]
But there’s still hope, you can build your own photo-time machine like our parents used to. Now even easier than ever. Here is a list of places where you can use your photos and create albums and many other cool things. You can even use the photos you uploaded in your social media channels.
Here is the list:
Foxgram: it’s a service to print the social media. You can make books and many other things with your Facebook, Instagram, and even Pinterest.
printstagr: Here you can print wall arts and other cool thing like business cards, posters, and even wearables.
socialfotobar: This one is a very cool one. Now we are using hashtags (#wedding) for events like weddings, get-togethers or any other gathering and quite often the images taken just disappear in the social media universe. It’s just crazy! Now you can print cards and send them as a thank you post card. Cool stuff.
Snapfish: And finally, the good old 4×6 prints are so affordable that you can literally have hundreds for less than 30 bucks. That’s an album right there.
Whatever you choose to save your memories with, please let be in a print format. Don’t let it die in your device. Your images will not only outlast you but they will also immortalize and give our families a sense of unity and legacy.