With the continued rise of better cameras in phones and increased sharing over social media, printing your photographs has become a dying art.

In today’s “Creative Christmas” I’m going to give you a few nudges as to why printing your photographs could be a great idea.

For starters, how many times have you dropped your phone this week? If that goes and you’re not regularly backing up your phone then chances are all your photos go with it.

Secondly, sharing sites such as Facebook basically own your photograph when you upload them there.  Which means they can use them as they see fit and also if for some reason you get locked out of your account or it gets deleted, everything in your little section of Facebook goes with it.

FInally, for a little bit of nostalgia.

Outside of maybe getting a wedding album, nobody has a family album anymore, this means photos are no longer being passed from generation to generation and we may end up with a massive void in family history.  

Get yourself a little album and print some of your best memories off, they don’t need to be anything amazing, nip down to Asda and use one of their machines but just make sure you have something physical in front of you.

If you are a professional photographer, having a printed portfolio which you can present to a client is a great marketing tool, it shows you put in that little bit more effort to provide something physical for them rather than just sending them a standard link to your website.

Tomorrow I’m going to give you a few tips on how to go about photographing new things and stepping outside of your comfort zone a little bit.

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