Friday, September 14, 2012

Prints stand the test of time

                         1994                                                                 1931

The photography we’re posting on digital media has a shelf life of about ten minutes. We need to think beyond Facebook, Instagram, Flicker etc.

Do yourself one very important favor. When you capture that great picture of your spouse, kids or pets put the picture in a folder called to be printed. Take your disk or what ever to a lab and have some prints made. Photographic prints stand the test of time.  Storing pictures on your phone will fail you someday.

You don’t want to look back 20 years from now and say I can’t remember what my kids looked like on their first day of school. Do it for yourself and for your family.

The pictures I’m posting are of my son (left) when he was 13. It was 1994. It’s shot on film and I have a similar print displayed in our home. The picture to the right is of my father when he was 10 years old.  It was 1931

1 comment:

Tony LaRocca said...

Yeah, that's the only problem with digital media, there's no failsafe storage system. Even dvd-roms can degrade over time.