In our age of digitalized technology and process, while the procedures have become more convenient to use, there are still features of previous or old methods that are beneficial and useful to gain a perfect print and this principle applies to photo printing and why this process is still preferred by avid photographers.
Having a print copy of a recently captured photo makes one into a better editor because compared to the computer screen output, one can easily detect details in the photo if it is in print copy which were not clearly noticed on screen and would probably need to require adjustments on future photograph undertakings and, thus, one can begin to realize that print photos can help a photographer pan around the images inspecting for problem areas.
Following Photoshop techniques won’t make one a better photographer because the flaws are easily removed and remedied, but if you put your photos in hard prints in magnified form, then you have a more defining idea about the details that are not well taken in the pictures and this helps you to bear in mind on how to better use your camera the next time you will be capturing pictures.
There is something emotional an experience about looking at print pictures and we feel good about going over our old albums and as we leaf each page, panning over photos that seem to bring back to life memories of old, such experiences are tangible, that is why it becomes an emotional thing, while with digital pictures, it just doesn’t give the kind of intimate appreciation as compared to when you go over old albums looking at old photos that bring back life and memories.
Getting the utmost satisfaction of a photographer’s work is more felt when all his/her captive pictures are printed and put either in an album or exhibited for others to view and appreciate the hard work done to present an art form that is not easy to produce than by a simply uploading them on Instagram or Face Book, which after a few minutes of viewing by, perhaps, a million followers will be left forgotten in their mental archives. The real test of art being well appreciated is when your print pictures are bought and hang on the walls of people’s homes. All these experiences make for an inspiring endeavour for the photographer to do more and experiment on his/her art form, creating more images on print that can continue to inspire more and more people.
Printed pictures are priceless treasures, old photos that when glimpsed once more bring back memories and stories that were captured in a camera and this revisiting is a precious life experience to anyone.