When I moved home recently, I seriously considered dumping all my printed photos. I have folder upon folder of printed shots, all A4 and A3 size, which takes up a lot of space and weighs a freaking ton. I have them all in a digital archive, anyway so I’d not be losing anything. Yet I couldn’t bring myself to do it. So they’ll just sit in a new cupboard in a new flat, never to see the light of day. Print is dead.
Except, it’s not. There’s so much you can do with your digital photos these days. Cups, cushions, mouse mats, bags, calenders, photobooks and, best of all, canvas prints. There are always offers on Groupon or Wowcher or similar site for a discounted print. I recently gave Dip Into a go on Wowcher. It cost me £5, with a further £7.95 for shipping for a 24″ x 16″ canvas.
The photos don’t do it justice. In fact the photo shows up one of the flaws of smart phone photography, which I have been ever so resolutely defending these last few days – chronic barrel distortion. The photo I chose? I took the photo a year or two back, probably with the E-PL1. In fact, that’s the toughest part of the canvas printing process. The cost is a no brainer. But I spent hours looking for a decent photo that I’d like on my wall. I’m looking out for more discounts. I have in mind a panorama split across three canvases.