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‘Can I Just Get the Digital Files?’

Dear potential client, I have no crystal ball, yet I know you will be calling me this week for information about what I do. You might have seen one of my displays or my website or, hopefully, you were referred by a friend. And you will have liked what you saw—otherwise, you wouldn’t be calling me. And for that, I am truly happy.

Kodak Alaris is Bringing Back the Photo Kiosk with the M1 Order Station

Remember those old photo printing kiosks you used to find in convenience stores and pharmacies? Kodak Moments is trying to bring these back into vogue by releasing the M1 Order Station: a printing kiosk that seeks to "capitalize on consumers’ interest for photo products by offering high-quality prints from their smartphones."

The Lesson from Costco’s Photo Lab

I received a letter from Costco that the location I frequent for my 8 pounds of ground beef and jumbo bottle of vodka is closing their photo department. Why? Because in spite of more pictures being taken now than in any time in the history of photography, people are simply not printing their snapshots and, because of this rapid decline in printing volume, it makes no financial sense to keep the photo department open.

We Are Known By What We Leave Behind

100 years from now, no one is going to care who I am. I know this. I don’t mean that in a bad way and I don’t say it in the hopes someone will contradict me and shower me with praise; this is not said as compliment bait.

Does 900 DPI Make Better Prints?

900 dpi prints?! That’s kinda crazy, right? You just need to print at 300 or 240 or 200 because somebody on the Internet told me no one can tell the difference.

The Importance of the Photograph

My father passed away a month ago, and his birthday was on August 31st. I'm letting that sink in. Death is never easy and for those that have lost a parent, it has a certain significance. The person who has been there your entire life is now gone. There are things that I am now thinking about that hardly, if ever, crossed my mind. The biggest being that I am mortal and I too will meet the same fate some day, and the other, related to photography, is the importance of the photograph.

Helpful Advice on Getting Your Photos Printed Professionally

Have you ever had your photos professionally printed? It’s one thing to have your images stored away on a computer or SD card somewhere, but taking that final step and having them printed out for you to display gives them a new life. Photographer Sean Tucker visited his local print house and returned with some advice on printing your photos, which he shares in this 10 minute video.

These Signed NatGeo Prints are On Sale Until Earth Day

You can deny climate change, but you can’t deny that these are pretty sweet images. In honor of Earth Day, National Geographic Creative is holding a flash print sale of 22 different images by some of their top photographers. Did I mention the prints are signed?

Amazon Prints is Snapfish in Disguise

Amazon rocked the photo printing industry back in September 2016 when it announced its own printing service called Amazon Prints. The service drastically undercut the prices in the industry offered by the likes of Shutterfly, Snapfish, and Mixbook. What many consumers may not realize, however, is that Amazon Prints is essentially Snapfish in disguise.

Deal Alert: Amazon Offering 75% Off Photo Prints

Back in September 2016, Amazon launched its own photo printing service, instantly sinking Shutterfly stock by undercutting competitors' prices. Now, to celebrate the new year, Amazon is offering a crazy 75% off coupon code to cut its already industry-low prices.

Photomyne Lets You Digitize Multiple Prints at Once with Your Smartphone

Photographers are always telling each other to print their photos, but at the same time, services keep springing up that let you do the exact opposite: digitize your prints. Photomyne is one of these services, a feature-rich smartphone app that lets you turn your old prints into digital files faster than anything else out there.