Receiving the e-mail from Richard Photo Lab that “Your Order is Ready!” is pretty exciting. It was like Christmas morning, wondering what presents await. Yesterday, I received my negatives and prints I ordered from the first rolls. I wasn’t planning to order prints every time, but I wanted to see how they would look, and I’m glad I did. There is something really special about holding a printed image, and it was even more beautiful than the scans!
I see photographers post it again and again, but it bears repeating. Print your images! Rarely do people look through their hard drives when reminiscing, but there is a simple joy in looking through a photo album. That is why after every family vacation, I have a press-printed book made of our trip. A press-printed book is not the highest quality reproduction of the images, but it is something to hold in your hands and remember. Every once in a while, I see the kids pull out the books and page through. It’s worth your time to re-live those moments. Now that you can build your book directly from Lightroom to Blurb, it’s even easier.
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