Film Fling Part 2: Prints!

 

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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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Love the film talk? Read the introduction to this series here, part one here, and part three here!

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