Digital Photography is awesome. I do it almost every Day. But it is also lacking in one major Way. There usually is nothing physical but maybe a Memory Card or a Hard Drive to hold on to.
And those Things neither show the Fotos that are on them with out a Screen, nor do they Feel good in the Hands. Fotos can look awesome on Screens, but sometimes that just is not enough.
That is where Printing Fotos comes into play. I really love doing that. While more People will see Fotos on Instagram, it is always nicer to just hand someone a beautiful Print.
A Piece of Paper usually also feels warmer than any Technology will ever do. It is something real that you can hold, look at and even put up on your Wall if so desired. Printed Fotos are the best.
Personally, I prefer Postcard Size, around 10×15 centimetres. Coincidentally, that is also the Size that my little Foto Printer does. It is also a great Size to send out as a Postcard to Friends and Family. I guess that is where the Name comes from.
Postcards are a great Way to stay in Touch with those you love or just to let them know that you are thinking about them. Ever since I got my Printer a a Gift a few Years back, I do not buy Postcards anymore.
I usually make them myself. And while that usually takes a bit longer, because I have to edit and print the Fotos first to them assemble a Postcard, it is also much more Personal to send out your own Fotos.
Bought Postcards are great, but I usually find them kinda lacking. If I send one, it has to be just right.
Sadly, I have not printed many of my Fotos recently. That is mostly because I ran out of Paper for my Printer, and that stuff is pricey right now. It has gotten way more expensive since I last bought some.
Also, it was usually out of Stock at the local Shop when they were still open. But sometimes, I just prefer to buy local to support the little Shops. Even though I might pay 1 or 2 Euros extra. I am really looking forward to Things reopening again sometime.
Printing Fotos really is amazing. Making Postcards and sending them out to the World is a great Feeling. Making those Postcards yourself is really nice. And making People happy with those Postcards, now that is just awesome.
I am really looking forward to do that again once I have fresh Paper for my Printer. Until then, I will just keep on shooting.