It’s 2017 - the digital age is well and truly here, and it’s wonderful! We can capture images of anything and everything, meaning that those precious memories will be with us forever.
But let’s have a think for a second - all those images on your phone…when was the last time you printed them out?
I’m going to put my hand up and declare that I hadn't printed any images out for the whole of 2017. That’s absolutely awful - I’m a photographer! That realisation dawned on me a couple of weeks ago when I looked around the house and realised that the photos everywhere were getting quite old. I felt guilty, and I knew that I had so many beautiful photos that needed to be seen!
But why should we all even bother?
1. Computers Die, Hard Drives Fail, Paper Doesn’t
We hear all the time about the heartbreak that happens when someone’s computer or hard drive crashes and they realise that they’ve lost everything. It’s one of my biggest fears! And there’s a simple solution: print. Print all your favourite images, the moments that are the most precious, so that if something terrible does happen, you’ve got a tangible version of your memory.
2. You Don’t Look At Them:
How often do you sit on your phone, and look back through all your old images. Or your computer? Yeah, not often… that’s what I thought. Me neither! I have small photo albums on my living room coffee table that, actually, I pick up and flick through quite often! If you get your images printed, you’re going to look at them more often.
3. Photos Make Great Decor:
We all love to make our homes beautiful, so why not use the images you’ve taken yourself to do that. I’m an extreme case, obviously, because of my job, but most of the “wall art” in my home is imagery I’ve taken myself. Pick your favourite images, blow them up, frame them, and make a gallery wall of your life.
4. Nothing Feels Better Than Holding Your Work In Your Hands:
This one is specifically for photographers, but honestly there is no better feeling than holding your hard work in your hands. There’s something about taking a digital image (if you’re a digital photographer) and making it tangible. Suddenly, it’s 1000x more special.
Have I convinced you? If I have, I’ve got a surprise! You can get 10% off your order of anything from Squared.one if you follow this link: https://eu.squared.one?ref=aCYrcmRzQx4mQXnWbVdnksst I got all of my images and photo books printed with them, and I cannot tell you how happy I am with them! Treat yourself, or treat someone you love for Christmas :)
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