Importance of print
Do you remember going through family photo albums as a child? Looking at pictures from family reunions, family event gatherings, birthdays, holidays, vacations, Christmas, etc. I remember as a child I loved looking at an album that my mom had with photos from family portrait sessions along with my parents wedding photos and other special portraits of us and other family members. Going through pictures and viewing slides (do you remember slides or do you even know what slides are) that they had taken through the years. Do the children today know what that experience is like going through pictures, photo albums and such? If not they don’t know what they are missing.
The world over the last decade or so has gone from film to digital. So many people today use digital cameras (I’m one also) and/or use their cell phones as their camera. What happens to those images? Do they even get downloaded to the computer and/or get printed? In the days of film you, you had it developed and you actually got pictures that you could hold in your hands and put your favorites into photo albums to be able to show your family and friends. What do you do with your digital pictures/files?
As I go through the pictures that have been handed down from family members that have passed, I find it fascinating to see pictures of family members, some that I’ve never seen/met but may have heard about from aunts, uncles, parents and grandparents. Not only seeing pictures of your ancestors but for me seeing how photography has changed, such as color tinting as in the photo of my parents wedding portrait. With trying to learn more about my ancestors I find these picture help bring it all together. I’m afraid that there will be decades missing of printed images for the current generation and generations to come to be able to reminisce about their own lives and those before them. Will they even have photos of themselves through their life to have for their kids to see? I have pictures of myself, my daughter and my granddaughter at a similar age and you can definitely see a resemblance between us. But will the generation of today and generations to come have that same opportunity available to them?
For those of you that use your smart phones as your camera, here’s a link for information about an app where you can order prints right from your phone: http://www.mpix.com/TapToPrint/
Lets get those memories printed! If not for you, then at least get them printed for the generations to come.
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