So here is the question of the day or even of the century... digital vs traditional images. We live now in digital age where most people communicate via Internet through e-mails, instant messages, Facebook, Twitter and much more. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with how many profiles and how many accounts one person could have if you wanna reach somebody. I remember there were days when people had time to sit down and write a letter on a piece of paper, go to the post office, buy some stamps and mail that letter out. Some people still do it and I believe it's a great way of communication. Or this might be the only way to reach those who have no touch with such a machine as PC and more over with Internet! But life goes on and the technology moves on quicker than the clock! These days people love to share their images via Internet. It is the fastest way to show your friends and family what recently happened in your life. Well, even the frames these days come for digital images. I believe its a great product but there are still those who love to show case those still moments on their walls, in different sizes and create art walls in their homes. Tastes differ by all means and its great but when it comes to your family images and you looking for the photographer to make your vision come true it always comes down to one question from the consumer: do you sell the CD? Granted there is always a choice of the photographer by style and price that can fit your budget but you first have to ask yourself the following:
What do you want to achieve as the end result? Do you want to put those images in a digital frame? Or do you want to make an art wall in your house that would showcase your family heirlooms? Or maybe you just want to make a memory lane of images that you can stroll down with your grandchildren and tell them the story of a particular event? There are a lot f options. Custom photography products can be a fabulous gift for anyone! One way or the other the market for the digital images put on CD is ginormous but don't get surprised when you see the the digital image may cost more than you expected. But the reality is the photographer gives you their piece of art, and don't forget that the copyright of the images stays with the photographer unless he gives it to you with the image. Copyright and print release is a different subject that I might help you out to understand later on but now lets get back to the main question. So which do you choose? Digital or Traditional? I as a consumer will tell you that images that are printed in public photo labs definitely lack quality and a lot of times printed images differ in color and general look that what you may see on the monitor. Where as professional labs that serve professional photographers will give you superior quality photographs that you can be very proud to display in your home. But if you are a digital age person and you are always on the move and prefer to share or display your images in a digital fashion, the CD is probably your choice. So the main question is what do you want as the end result?
Good luck with your choice!
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