What Images You Make Into Prints

I know that for some photographers that actually being out taking photos – the thrill of the hunt if you will – is what gets them out of bed in the morning.

For other photographers I know, it seems like they’re more excited about testing out new gear.

For me, though, the best part of photography is seeing my images turned into prints so I can enjoy them (and other people can enjoy them) when they come to my home.

In the digital age, getting images printed is easier than ever. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take care when selecting what images you turn into prints.

If you’re like me, you take a ton of photos. And all those photos end up on thumb drives, hard drives, cloud accounts, and so forth.

That means that when you want to find a photo to print, you’ve got hundreds, perhaps thousands of images to sift through first.

To make it easier on yourself, each time you dump images off your memory card, put the best ones into a separate folder titled “For Printing” or something of the sort.

Now, the point here isn’t to put every single photo that you like into the folder. Otherwise, you’ll just end up having the same problem of sifting through a million images.

Instead, be super selective, and try to keep the folder limited to a few dozen images. Then, once you have one printed, delete it from the folder (as long as you have it saved elsewhere first!).

The less time you spend searching through your archives of images, the more time you’ll have to enjoy the ones you get printed.