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So…you just dropped a hefty chunk of change getting your photos done with a professional photographer…what now?
Well, in this day and age, the most popular option would be to buy the digital package so you can print your photos yourself and share with friends and family online. Makes sense, right? You want to save money…and it’s easy as pie to go to a one hour studio and have the print to hang on your wall that night!
We’ve all done it (myself included.) Well, that way is not always the best choice. Years later I started printing my own artwork, a valuable learning experience, but after spending thousands experimenting, I quickly realized the control I had over quality and creative control was not something I could do in a cost effective way. So I started testing labs, consumer and high end professional, and while I have heard how bad consumer labs can be…but now I had seen it for myself. While I continue to include print rights with my sessions, it is a business decision I made to be flexible, transparent, and offer choice. To be completely honest, after seeing photos my clients have sent me showing me the image we created on their wall, from a low quality consumer lab, it has made me reconsider.
It personally makes me sad that THIS is how my work may possibly be displayed…especially since you (the client) spend hard earned cash on the experience of a professional photo session and are left with these as keepsakes (and the fact that they may be passed on to future generations!) and that I spend HOURS upon HOURS working on your session for it to turn out like this! yuck! It’s hard for me to swallow because as you can see…these examples are NOT what my work looks like…so if you order these prints, and you see how it comes out…it’s NOT ME! I promise!!! Obviously these labs are great for printing snapshots where you don’t really care about quality…but if you are going to spend money on a great photo session that you can pass on to future generations, why waste it? Just some food for thought.
ADDED NOTE: Lab results will vary based on location. If you do decide to still print through these labs, be sure to click on “do not color correct” so your print gets as close to the photographer’s work as possible. Also…this post is not intended to “bash” these big box photo labs. It’s meant to educate…and show my clients the method to my madness!
Also…if you do decide you do want to print the photos yourself, check out www.mpix.com. Although they aren’t going to get their colors EXACTLY with the photographer (it’s best if THEY do the ordering, that way they can take it up with the lab if the prints are off) they’ve been the best non-studio/consumer available option I have noticed.