Yesterday I had the enormous pleasure of representing Bay Photo Lab at the October meeting of the Montgomery County Camera Club of Maryland ("MoCo Camera Club" as the like to be called) for a discussion of why it is so important to print our favorite photographs for ourselves, and for our clients. I presented three broad cases for printing: technological, historical, and business.
A few shocking statistics to consider:
What's more, we're raising a generation conditioned not to print photographs.
I also talked about the advantages of printing with a professional photographic lab versus a consumer lab such as Costco, CVS, Walgreens, or Walmart. We talked about Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and their public education campaign PRINT! The Movement. Now, in agreement that we all need to print more and provide a true full-service experience to our clients, I dove into the exceptional products and services Bay Photo offers the professional photographic community and I got to play some show & tell with a number of Bay Photo samples that attendees got to hold in their own hands and examine first hand including a full range of photographic paper prints produced in several mounting and finishing options, canvas wraps, acrylic prints, MetalPrints, Bay's innovative Xposer, and Maple Wood Prints.
Because this topic of printing is so broad and multi-faceted, I don't feel that I can properly address all of the points that need to be made in a single blog post, so over the next several weeks and even months I'll be taking on the topi one bite at a time. Click the "Print" tag above to view other posts in this series.
Before I go, there is just one striking argument for printing I'd like to share with you. While preparing my presentation and remarks I came across an incredible video produced by Bryan Caporicci of of the Pelham, Ontario studio, Bryan Caporicci Photography. Bryan produced this video one afternoon for fun and to enforce his belief in print versus digital. He sends this to every client and every inquiring prospective client. It brilliantly speaks for itself in short, sweet, and comedic form, while at the same time communicating an important message.
Photography Is Best Enjoyed in Print
Bryan Caporicci of Bryan Caporicci Photography produced this video one afternoon for fun to enforces his belief in prints versus digital. He sends this to every client and every inquiring prospective client.
On behalf of myself and Bay Photo Lab, thank you once again to the MoCo Camera Club for the invitation to join you for this important discussion. You really do have a wonderful, active group, full of passion, talent of all levels, and all the signs of a great community and tribe . . . and best of all, you all have lots of printing going on, especially with your monthly print competitions!
Congratulations to the winners of our three door prizes:
I look forward to returning again in the future!