If you heard me once, you’ve heard me a thousand times. I am a huge supporter of “Print what you want to preserve.” What does that mean exactly? It means that you take your digital images and print them! There are so many options. Now before you roll your eyes at me let’s chat about it a little bit about why it is important to Displaying Images at home
Much like VHS tapes and floppy discs, the USB will be absolute. Actually, many companies have phased out the USB port in some of their computers such as Apple. Eventually, it will be obsolete; and how will you or your kid’s kids be able to view memories of you and your life if they have no way of looking back on it?
This is my favourite line to use. It truly carries deep meaning. Many people leave their images on their USB sticks or even worse, their computer or phone hard drive and don’t ever do anything with them once they post them to their socials. They usually don’t even think about it at all until something happens like a hard drive crash or a lost or stolen phone. I know what you are going to say.. the cloud? google drive? But even then it’s not reliable if you forget your password or login credentials.
So what can you do? PRINT.YOUR.IMAGES
Print them! Decorate your home with memories. “Jevonna, we do at least 2-3 sessions a year with the kids, that’s a lot of things to print and put on the wall”
Well, very true, but you don’t need to print and put these on the wall. There are so many options that I offer to my clients that work amazing that we will go over, but the truth is most families forget to sit down and actually take in the images that they paid good money for. Wouldn’t you much rather have a beautiful family portrait over your fireplace than in your desk drawer or on your hard drive?
There are also options for you to use your images electronically too.
There are SO many prints and product choices these days, I’ll go over some of my favs for displaying Images at home
1. Framed TV screen savers – There are many electronic options to use your images, even though i’m a HUGE fan of printing, displaying your families artwork is still super important. Many higher end tbs actually offer a portrait mode, to leave your favourite images on the screen while no one is using it (Similar to a computers loading screen). It’s a great option to have when you want to idol your TV.
2. Electronic frames- These little gadgets are so easy to use, and can cycle through all your images for as often as you’d like. They can also stay plugged i and be updated from your phone without have to attach it to your computer.
Even though we get busy and maybe even forgetful, always try to prioritize time to display your images. Chat with your Toronto Photographer or Durham Region Photographer about options that you have. My clients get a personalized welcome packet that also explains how they can visualize prints on their walls with a program that I offer complimentary. This way you’ll have images to pass down to your grandkids and their kids instead of just a USB. Remember; print what you want to preserve and Displaying Images at home