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DPNs wants you to understand why it is important to have a professional photographer document important moments in your life. DPNs also would like to point out how equally important it is to archive and preserve these moments for historical purposes. After all pictures help us understand and cherish the moment and our history.

Professional Photographer Versus Amateur
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 it is 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 those 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?

Digital Cameras Versus Film Cameras
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.

Home Printing Versus Digital Lab Printing
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.

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