Many of you will be ordering your own prints from the awesome images you’ve received, and I wanted to drop a few tips on how to make your photos look their best on display! Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it makes me look really good as your photographer. 😉
I recommend that you don’t order your prints from someone who also sells toilet paper! (This means you, Costco, Walmart, and Walgreens!) When you have great images that you want to preserve for a lifetime, it’s a great idea to find a reputable printer who knows photography and will give you a quality product. Wolf Camera is a decent local choice; online check out Mpix.com, BayPhoto.com, or others who specialize in prints. You’ll pay more, but you’ll get what you pay for, which is GOOD when you go to BayPhoto, and BAD when you head to Walmart.
Also, when they ask if you want color correction, the answer is NO! Don’t let the printer undo the hours of work I put into making your images look their best! Part of my editing process is not only weeding out the shots that I’ll politely call “test shots”, but also in adjusting color and light settings to get the best look possible. When you choose “color correction” as an option when making prints, the printer undoes all of my work with just a click of the button. Trust your photographer! The photos look great without any correction. 🙂
One other thing that comes up is different sizes of prints. Each image is usually sized for a 4×6 or multiples of that (8×12, 12×18, etc). When you order prints of dimensions that are not a multiple of 4×6, you must be careful about how the image crops! Make sure that heads are not cut off or important elements in the image are not cropped out or cut to look funny. You will need to check out each image individually to make sure. If you have any questions or are not sure how to size your image for prints, let me know… I can send you a properly sized image so that your print comes out looking great!
Hope this helps!