I have to admit only recently have I developed a true appreciation of good photography. Before I started working with Jess, I was one of those people that only took photos on my phone and on holiday. The images stayed on my laptop for the most part and I very rarely took the time to get them printed. Now I deal with amazing photography on a daily basis my view of photos has completely changed and I am making it my mission to completely cover my house in them.
I have taken the advice of one of our dearest friends, photographer Craig Dearsley! He wants to help paint the world with pictures and today he is going to tell you how…
All Images courtesy of CRAIG DEARSLEY PHOTO
Nowadays we take more pictures than ever before, but one thing we do not do is print them. Most of us carry a camera everywhere, we take pictures of our breakfast and our cats, but we have become happy with viewing them on screens rather than enjoying them in the flesh. Not that I am suggesting that you print pictures of your breakfast, but your cat might like to be on display in the living room.
Well now it’s time for change. You just cannot beat having pictures printed, even the feeling you get when you open the envelope is exciting. The other great thing about printing pictures is proudly displaying them for all to see without having to crowd around a phone or computer screen.
When I was younger, printing pictures was the only option. I have fond memories of sitting around with my family passing photos around of their recent holidays and events. I also remember my Nan had a cupboard full of photo albums with the most amazing pictures of my Mum and Dad wearing some cracking outfits!
It has also become very common in the wedding photography industry to include a disk or flash drive of every image from the day. This is great because you get a lot more pictures for your investment, but again, we need to print them! And even better, we need to display them.
Is there such a contraption that can perform this magical task and where do I find it? I hear you ask. Well yes of course there is and here are a few places I have used in the past. Some of these places also give away some free prints to newbies.
Snapfish – Snapfish have a great range of products and are very reasonably priced. Personally I have only used them for standard prints, but you get quite a few options, for example you can have a glossy or matt finish, or a white border. I have had standard and larger size prints from these guys and they are always good quality.
Photobox – Photobox has a large range of products, they even do jigsaw puzzles. I have used them in the past for standard prints and they have always been good quality.
theprintspace – These guys are a little bit fancy. They offer high end prints, mounting and framing at a very competitive price. If you are looking for a high quality centre piece, then I think they are well worth a try. I have not used them yet, but I have heard very good things.
Now you have no excuse, get those pictures printed because next time I will be showing you some interesting ways to display your prints.
I dont know about you but I cannot wait to see what Craig does with his prints!
Much Bespoke Love
Emily & Craig x