Wedding pictures capture a momentous occasion in life. It is a ceremony
where you publicly declare your love for another and sanctify a sacred
union. Such a union is one that can never be repeated. How important
is it for you to document that time in your life. For so many people
important to document significant changes in their lives such as a wedding
or graduation or a birthday. Who do you choose to use to document
event. A professional photographer knows how to stay focus and handle
his or herself in the height of buzzing activity. Professional photographers
know how to organize groups so that you get the best pictures because
they have been doing it for years. An Amateur photographer who knows
how to point and shoot would definitely miss the most important moments.
Would you want trust you special event with someone who can or with
someone who might be able to?
Professional photographers have been using film photography for
decades and getting good results. We know that the pictures have proven
the test of time because our history books have brilliant pictures from
the past. So why are photographers going digital? The answer is flexibility.
There is no film to load and unload . Photographers can snap until they
get a good picture where cousin Suzy does not blink. Digital photographers
can take that picture to their computer and smooth those bags under mom's
eyes. They can make that over cast day seem brighter. They can superimpose
a person who could not make it for the family reunion into the picture.
They can deliver the photos faster to you because the process can all
be transacted via the Internet.
The great sea of affordable digital cameras has made at home printing
popular. The increase range of inkjet printers has made home printing
more satisfying. The quality of inkjet home prints rival traditional continuous
tone photographic prints. However, if you use an inkjet home printer to
print out graduation pictures or your parents 50th wedding anniversary
the chances of those pictures standing the test of time is a chance lost.
Lifetime expectancy on inkjet prints is short. Its survival depends on
the prints' proximity to moisture and sunlight. Prints made at a digital
lab are a better choice because the paper that your pictures are printed
on are of archival quality. This means that they are made to withstand
environmental harshness better than inkjet prints.
If you must choose home printing we at DPNs recommend that you choose
dye-sublimation printing. Dye- sublimation prints are the closest reproductions
that you will get to true photographic continuous tone. Dye-sublimation
prints are ideal for archiving precious images. They are also good to
use for presentations and they make great proofs for in-house publishing.
So if it is possible to get quality home prints then why is lab printing
still the best way to get quality photographic prints?
Dye-sublimation printers are quite expensive and just like inkjet printers
the special photographic papers, inks, and ribbons are costly. These very
supplies come in small amounts and need to be changed frequently.
To get a perfect print every time, monitor calibration must be in union
with printer output. This process is tedious and has made many a service
bureau frustrated. However, it is a requirement for labs and service bureaus
to make sure their monitors and printers are calibrated so that their
customers receive satisfying prints each and every time.