SHOULD YOU PRINT YOUR PHOTOS PROFESSIONALLY?
So you’re back from that vacation and you’ve got lots of exciting photos.
Or maybe the family got together, and you had a field day snapping the shutter.
Or perhaps you and Fido spent an afternoon at the lake, and you got a super shot of him in mid-air leaping off the dock and into the water.
Do you really want to print your photos yourself or trust your precious artwork to the people at your local drugstore?
Here are some reasons why you should have your photographs professionally printed.
Chances are the guys and gals doing the printing for the drugstore or non-pro Website were taught to run machines. Period. The folks at a professional printing place or pro Website have better training, better experience, and better overall talent and skills. These professionals will take the necessary time to make your photos look great. They’re pros in every sense of the word.
Moreover, because a professional photography printer is in the photography business, the company will have invested in ultra-high-quality equipment and software—the kind that you probably can’t afford, and that your drugstore can’t be bothered with.
To make things worse, most non-pro labs use a cookie-cutter approach—which can mean lots of dough! This is especially true when you’re forced to order things you don’t want in order to get what you do want.
Instead of working only with particular images and letting you specify details such as dimensions and cropping, the non-pro lab expects you to conform to standard sizes, such as 4x6. And they typically don’t offer a lot of creativity when it comes to cropping.
If you’re just doing snapshots, all of this might be fine. But if you view your photography as art, or if you’re doing a job for a client, you need more choices and more control.
And you can get these by having your printing done professionally.