There are several reasons why you should be printing your photos – we could literally sit here for most of the morning and create a list longer than your arm. But we won't.
We are all immersed in the digital age, well and truly. This means we're also sharing photos – from professional shots to over-filtered selfies, it doesn't matter – my point is that we're taking more pictures than ever and they're displayed everywhere for the world to see.
This is amazing. Technology has brought us closer together and the world is getting smaller (though to me, it still feels huge).
Turns out we're doing this so much so that we're switched onto “autopilot” mode, and forgetting all about actually holding a printed photograph. It's not just millennials guilty of being 100% online, all the time – those of us that grew up in the film era aren't doing much of the printing stuff either.
I'll hold my hands up to this before we get started. I haven't printed a photo (aside from sending one to my relatives every 6 months) since…longer than I can remember. Let's get into some reasons why you should get yourself some paper and print! (And don't forget to take a look at our rundown on the best photo printer for photographers too).
About the author
Russell is a self-taught photographer who loves travel and capturing life as it unfolds. Having lived in the far east for a few years with some long term travel, this catalyzed his new-found passion for photography.
Lifestyle, Food, and Event Photography are areas he enjoys most.