While it’s true that there are pros and cons to digitalized photos, in our digital age, almost all photographs are into soft copies, yet, photography enthusiasts, especially those who take meticulous evaluation of their work, would rather prefer to have their captured photos printed.
Having a print copy of a recently captured photo makes one into a better editor because compared to the computer screen output, one can easily detect details in the photo if it is in print copy which were not clearly noticed on screen and would probably need to require adjustments on future photograph undertakings and, thus, one can begin to realize that print photos can help a photographer pan around the images inspecting for problem areas.
Let’s face it, Photoshop technique does not make one a professional photographer because the editing done loses the art process of capturing a picture as realistic as can be and with much reason that if one desires to be a better photographer, one must have his/her photos printed, especially on a magnified scale, to reveal the problems that contributed into an imperfect picture, which must be valued as part of the learning process in the art of photography.
There is something emotional an experience about looking at print pictures and we feel good about going over our old albums and as we leaf each page, panning over photos that seem to bring back to life memories of old, such experiences are tangible, that is why it becomes an emotional thing, while with digital pictures, it just doesn’t give the kind of intimate appreciation as compared to when you go over old albums looking at old photos that bring back life and memories.
On the part of the photographer, there is ultimate satisfaction to seeing all his/her hard work displayed in an album or on a quality print copy and having these also exhibited for other to appreciate your work of art than just simply storing all those works of art in th computer archives. The ultimate satisfaction that a photographer gets from his/her pictures is when these are printed and sold to appreciative people who would love to hand them on their favourite walls at home. All these experiences make for an inspiring endeavour for the photographer to do more and experiment on his/her art form, creating more images on print that can continue to inspire more and more people.
There is so much happiness that anyone can feel when they revisit old photos, those captured moments by the camera where anyone can recall the stories that go with it, that is why printed pictures are instruments of inspirational memories, emotional flashbacks of the past.