Wall Art versus Digital file?
March 2, 2015
It’s always a dilemma when my clients come into the studio for their viewing ? do we go for a collection of digital files to keep and share, or a single image in a frame for the wall? Of course in an ideal world you could have both, but we all have a budget limitation somewhere!
The images taken at your Maternity, Newborn or Family Photo-shoot took time, planning and preparation and will hold precious memories for all involved. They capture a moment in time that you won’t ever get back again. Unlike a number of high street photographers, I don’t destroy or delete the files immediately if they aren’t selected at the viewing, but there is only so long I can store them before space becomes an issue.
I used to offer a CD of jpeg files as part of a photo package but have now replaced these with a USB stick. So this has bought us some time . . . but in 5, 10, 20 years who’s to say USB’s will be a piece of vintage equipment our kids won’t even remember?My advice would be to think of the longevity of your images. Remember cassette tapes? We all had them 30 years ago for computer games aswell as for music and voice recordings. How about a CD walkman? Who still uses either of these formats nowadays? The most recent computers no longer even have a CD drive and if you want to view data from this media on your computer you need to attach a caddy via a USB cable. Even DVD’s are on their way out with Blu-ray’s on the rise ? yet how long do you think we have before even these are being replaced with something else? We are already starting to share movies on portable hard drives rather than discs.
Professional laboratories will use top quality paper, printers and inks, not to mention highly qualified print engineers. Not to knock high street stores and supermarkets, but the quality of a large format photo from these retailers will not be comparable to the piece of Wall Art produced by an industry recommended supplier.The printed photograph however, has longevity. Framed, protected, cared for and handed down through generations, images of our ancestors still live on within this timeless media, despite this technology driven world of ours. Of course you could take your USB stick ?down the road’ and get some prints done while you wait. There you go ? ?the best of both’, I hear you say! But before you tick the box, have you considered the print quality ? professional photographers will use professional laboratories for their printing.
In addition to Wall Art Prints, we offer a range of traditional frames, aswell as a variety of alternative printed products from industry recommended suppliers in which to display your treasured images. All products are displayed in the studio and you are welcome to pop in anytime and have a look.
And to answer the very popular question, despite all I have just said, yes the USB is also available for purchase on it’s own with a selection of high resolution images ready for you go print yourself. Supply and demand dictates it is so . . . .Our stunning Canvas Wraps have to be seen to be believed, and our Albums and Books, Folios and Gallery Blocks are all bespoke, designed to your specifications and quality assured. Plus, with most of our printed products you will also receive the low resolution images on a USB stick so you can still share them on social media, via email and use as wallpaper on your phone. We are all about spreading the word of your experience-most of our clients come to us on a friend’s recommendation. Our USB can also be engraved, making a truly lovely keepsake in addition to your Printed Products.
Please contact us to find our more about Pricing and Product Selection or to view and sample products in the studio, and keep on top of offers and promotions by following the Facebook page.In summary, maybe, just sometimes, it is possible to have the best of both worlds afterall. Large Format Wall Art +Low resolution USB add-on = A Very Happy Client with high quality prints for longevity and low resolution jpegs to share and enjoy now.
Thanks for listening,