Are you printing them?
Techies say that the average life span of a hard drive is 3-6 years only. The average lifespan of a cheap, burnable CD is about 2 years. Anyone who has had the misfortune of having a DVD die on them, or a hard disc format itself, knows just how heartbreaking this is.Even if you’re lucky enough to have avoided this so far, what is the alternate scenario? You went on a great trip, had an incredible wedding, witnessed your children’s adorable milestones, and now have photos of those memories for years. You’ve shared these photos on Facebook, and now… they’re buried in a digital folder somewhere. Maybe on your phone, your computer, or on a hard disc somewhere.
Pictures add life and color to your walls. They are conversation starters, perk you up on a bad day, and represent everything that you hold dear to your heart.
They are the art pieces of your own life in which you are the star.
So why aren’t we printing these profound memories?
Our most important memories – the ones we think are significant enough to stop, stand still for, and capture – deserve to be touched, seen, and savoured. Put them up on walls, make coffee-table books, or even simply keep loose prints in an album. We’ve all experienced the tactile joy of holding something new – a new pair of shoes, your new iPhone, a brand new couch, a shiny new lens (nope? Just us?) – it’s such a nice feeling!
We’re not speaking as photographers here, but people with precious memories. There’s just no excuse not to treat your photos with respect and pride. Once you do it, you’ll start to enjoy your pictures in a whole new sense. (GEDDIT GEDDIT? A whole new ‘sense’?!?)
We’ll leave you with a final thought. For those of you who’ve never printed large wall art before, choose an image, (make sure it’ll work for the intended printing size), choose a good print company, and order a 16×20 inch print. We think that the results may surprise you. We have to warn you though – this gets addictive very quickly.