Pixels Versus Print. Why Photographers Love Printing Their Work
We live in a world where we expect instant results: our phones, cameras and tablets allow us to capture moments and play them back and share them immediately – and all for free. The digital world has allowed us so much freedom to create and send images around the world instantly so that they can be seen by anyone, and I for one would never want to go back to the days when I was just starting out as a photographer and had to shoot on film and wait days to see the results!
However, one of the downsides of digital is that a lot of the time we only ever see images on our screens; and despite the ever-improving quality of our digital devices, there is still a huge difference between viewing pixels and viewing a piece of printed art.
Professional photographers don’t just take pictures: once the client’s session is over, many hours of editing and post-production go towards creating the final image which is stamped with that photographer’s particular style and forms part of the reason why the client has booked them in the first place.
Viewing an image on screen and in print are totally different. To fully appreciate the depth and richness of an image, print trumps pixels every time. Here are some images from a boudoir shoot album which I created for my client and which was produced by the amazing Folio Albums, a British company who make albums for professional photographers only.
The attention to detail, combined with the highest quality materials, mean that each album really is a work of art and forms the perfect showcase for a client’s images. There’s also the wonderful tactile quality which really adds to the whole experience. This one was produced in a beautiful black leather and the images were printed on fine art paper which really makes the colours stand out. Each album is beautifully packaged and comes with its own TLC guide on how to take care of it so that it will last for many years to come. Have a look at this video where Folio Albums founder, Stewart Randall, talks about the ethos behind the company.