In the age of digital photography, very few of the photos we take will ever make it to print. There is something special about holding a tangible print of an image you have created in your hands. Here are some great tips for how and why you should be printing more often to become a better photographer and literally enjoy your images in a new light.
Nigel Danson advocates for printing your images, whether they be in a book or as artwork that you mount on your wall. Prints are tactile, and the medium you choose can change that way that the images are perceived. A high-gloss paper will convey a different feeling from an image than a matte, fine art rag. Danson shares his favorite papers to use, and how he creates his prints himself. As a start, you may wish to outsource your printing to save you time and money before you invest in special printers and papers.
Printing a photo will bring it to life, and having some of your own prints on display in your studio or office will allow you to enjoy them on a daily basis. Taking the plunge to print them yourself gives you even more control over the process, and a better feeling of satisfaction when you hold your finished artwork in your hands.