Have you ever printed your images yourself at a local market’s photo lab and was not pleased with the result? Maybe the print didn’t quite match what you saw on the screen?
When I tell people that I print my images as opposed to selling only digital files I get a lot of push back. Because we live in a digital era, there are few of you that still want printed images. In this day and age, the majority of people are only wanting digitals to put on social media or print themselves.
I did a little printing experiment. The image to the left was printed at a quality of what you see at your local market photo center. The image to the right was printed in house by me. Can you see the difference? I know what you’re thinking, “ But Beth, you had to use a filter.” The truth to the matter is that not every printer speaks the same language as your thumb drive/computer stick. And no, it wasn't a filter, it's a result from a beautifully calibrated photograph vs. the one that falls short and printed without a color profile. You’re not expected to know this. Right? Why would you? If you’ve had this problem I would be happy to help you through it.
The moral of this story?
Go to a professional photographer and ask what they charge to print your images professionally. Only they have access to these high quality labs.
Print your photographs. Facebook and Instagram may not be here tomorrow. If they’re gone, then so are your images. Designate a box, put it in an album, (remember scrapbooking?), or hang it on a wall.
Beth is a portrait, glamour, headshot, + pet photographer based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. She has a BS in Digital Photography from the Art Institute of Indianapolis. She loves hiking with her dog Koda, old family photographs,riding her motorcycle down Fall Creek Parkway, and traveling with her husband Andrew.
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