When was the last time anyone print your pictures?

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dmanthree
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Re: When was the last time anyone print your pictures?
In reply to Tone Row, Aug 13, 2013

Tone Row wrote:

dmanthree wrote:

nofumble wrote:

betcha it is not too often.

You would lose that bet with me. Lots of my pix end up in print. Wall hangers, photo books, framed desk shots, etc. Every vacation or trip leads to a new photo book, and the relatives who come along on vacations can't wait for them.

On screen is OK, but who wants to drag out a PC to view vacation photos when we can produce, and very easily, some very nice photo books?

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Same here. IMO Photobooks are the new 4x6 snapshot. Most of my family stuff like vacations (Grand Canyon summer 2011) and special events (Christmas 2012, Easter with the family 2011, etc.) have all been turned into photobooks. Printing is important and people need to realize that. Forty years from now no one is going to go digging into your Flickr photo stream to look for old vacation photos, but 40 years from now your kids and their kids are going to cherish the photobook entitled "Robinsons take Italy 2013".

All that, and I'd always rather look at photos in a book than on screen.

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Print ? last week..waiting for lab to return it.
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20x30 inch print...mounted...for my wall.  So what do you, OP, have on your walls if not large prints of your images ????

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Re: Print ? last week..waiting for lab to return it.
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20x30 inch print...mounted...for my wall. So what do you, OP, have on your walls if not large prints of your images ????

Me thinks the OP's eyes are too close to their monitor searching for soft corners at 100% to notice anything on the wall.

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Re: What is a purpose of printing?
In reply to Midwest, Aug 14, 2013

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I printed last time, maybe, 18 month ago. I give some files of my doughtier to grandparents on a thumb drive to print at BJs from time to time. Their generation prefers tangible prints, but those are 5"x7"s.

Older people like printed photos they can pass around - at church,

Is that what people do in churches?

at their clubs or whatever.

Still there is a difference between viewing on screen and viewing good-sized prints (properly printed, not off some laser printer). I have a portfolio of my best photos printed on 13x19 and it is a heck of a lot more impressive to view (and easy to pass around / share at gatherings) than just flashing photos on a computer screen.

Most of my photos never get printed, but the best ones do and my portfolio is a lot more impressive to flip through than just looking at a display screen. No display can equal the quality of a well-printed photo. The closest I've seen is my iPad 4 Retina display and even that hasn't anywhere near the resolution of my printer.

In conclusion, printing is not dead yet, but with proliferation of different ways to display and share your work, printing became somewhat a hermetic art.

Very true, there are more ways to share around photos and I am still a firm believer in digital as the long-term storage media of choice. But prints DO have their value. I just don't want to have

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Re: When was the last time anyone print your pictures?
In reply to nofumble, Aug 16, 2013

nofumble wrote:

betcha it is not too often.

Last time I did....couple of days ago.

Last time someone else did privately...dunno but i would think recently.

Last time a newspaper did....early last year I think.

Last time for a wedding....a couple of years.

last time on a music CD.....2005 I think.

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Re: When was the last time anyone print your pictures?
In reply to nofumble, Aug 16, 2013

Dozens of times a year for Gallery shows, exhibitions and personal pleasure.  Last time was yesterday for a Gallery show in SoHo.

When was the last time you realized that not everyone lives in the world the same way you do?

Betcha it hasn't been for awhile.

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Re: When was the last time anyone print your pictures?
In reply to nofumble, Aug 18, 2013

nofumble wrote:

betcha it is not too often.

You are right and iPhone camera can serve most people's purposes well.  That's why I think Canon and Nikon are in trouble.

I print occasionally and I also have a 30" IPS monitor. I think I can justify money spent on my cameras and lenses.

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Re: When was the last time anyone print your pictures?
In reply to nofumble, Aug 18, 2013

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betcha it is not too often.

Look at my profile.

You lose that bet.

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Re: One thing I am missing in prints...
In reply to ZodiacPhoto, Aug 18, 2013

Printing is an art. Yes they different from back lit large transparencies. But the images below could be printed well by the righ person with the right skills, printer nd papers.

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I am missing the dynamic range, especially when a light source (Sun, Moon, reflections, lights, etc.) are in the picture. Even if they are printed as white and the surrounding area is dark, the print still does not generate the illusion of a "source of light" as digital display does. At one time, I was even thinking about installing a source of light (white LED) behind a curtain parts of my prints, but I never tried.

Here are two examples which I like on the computer monitor or iPad. I printed them, and they look rather dull in prints:

In museums, they place prints under glass with anti-reflective coating, and have a dedicated external source of light - usually a halogen lamp or two illuminating the prints.

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