In our age of digitalized technology and process, while the procedures have become more convenient to use, there are still features of previous or old methods that are beneficial and useful to gain a perfect print and this principle applies to photo printing and why this process is still preferred by avid photographers.
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.
Following Photoshop techniques won’t make one a better photographer because the flaws are easily removed and remedied, but if you put your photos in hard prints in magnified form, then you have a more defining idea about the details that are not well taken in the pictures and this helps you to bear in mind on how to better use your camera the next time you will be capturing pictures.
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.
There is just no comparison with that kind of emotional satisfaction that a photographer experiences when his/her works are put into prints and displayed in either an album or exhibited for people to appreciate it as compared to uploading the pictures in the computer and for some precious minutes, the pictures may earn a huge following, but then afterwards these are eventually left forgotten into the computer storage, which is not definitely a tangible satisfaction that can allow a photographer to feel that euphoric feeling. The real test of art being well appreciated is when your print pictures are bought and hang on the walls of people’s homes. 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.
Finally, the best benefit that can really be derived from printed pictures is revisiting these old photos and reviving stories that go with the them which can bring a smile on people’s faces or a teary-eyed experience, whatever it is, the rediscovering process cannot succeed that well had these pictures not done in print.