Whether it’s to share with friends and family, to display in your home, or to preserve a photo for posterity, printing still has a large role to play in digital photography. Thanks to a new generation of more affordable inkjet printers, you can now print out huge photos: from 13-inches to 24-inches wide!
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In photography it can be hard to judge if one genre is harder than another. Ultimately all the landscape photographers will call landscape photography the hardest, portrait photographers will say
In a previous post we touched on just how fleeting digital photographs are. While we're capturing images with the latest d-SLRs and smartphones, these photos have a much greater chance of disappearing before we have grandkids than the images snapped with film cameras of old.
Every photographer knows that feeling where they want to head out just like that and take some pictures. But often, there’s nothing to take pictures of. The model didn’t show up. Or the weather’s bad. Or it’s dark. Missed moments like this are the right moments for experiments. Today I’ll talk about one such experiment.
It's an irony of our digital age that we use the latest imaging technology to make our photos look as if they were taken with an ancient camera. But who are we to argue with progress? The truth is, Instagram is a photographic phenomenon and its boxy, filtered photos are deeply embedded in our culture. More than that, there are dozens of services popping up that can transform Instagram images into magnets, wall art, stickers and more -- all with the unique look that only Instagram photos provide.
This Christmas, my parents presented my aunt with a collage of photos of their parents (my grandparents) in their younger years. As I looked at those old photos I was struck with a powerful question -- would my grandkids be able to do the same with all those digital photos I've been snapping? It's a tough question. During my parent's era, making sure family photos survived for generations was simply a matter of keeping track of a box of prints.