Benefits Derived from Photo Printing
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.
While a digitalized, soft copy of a photo can be edited digitally, yet, after editing and examining the results on the computer screen, some of the finer details are actually still not visible, but with a print copy, a photographer can take a better close attention to the imperfections as printed clearly, thus this approach makes a photographer a better editor as he/she can make the necessary corrections in his/her future photo shoots.
It is a humbling thing to go through the process of perfecting photographs one step at a time, thus, even using Photoshop technique will not be the appropriate answer to producing the perfect work of art, but that it takes tedious steps in perfecting it, one of which is using hard print copies in magnified sizes to examine well the flaws so remedies can be done with in the next future undertakings.
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. Perhaps, the best proof of satisfaction that a photographer gets is when his works are printed and bought by avid viewers who truly appreciate the hard work poured out on an amazing picture and have them hang on their walls. Such emotional experiences can further inspire a photographer to experiment more on his/her art and compels him/her to create more images.
Finally, the best benefit that can really be derived from printed pictures is revisiting these old photos and reviving stories that go with the them which can bring a smile on people’s faces or a teary-eyed experience, whatever it is, the rediscovering process cannot succeed that well had these pictures not done in print.