As the world becomes ever more digitalised, it can be tempting to assume that everything you need will be online one day. However, keeping your individuality and your own experiences alive in the digital realm still isn’t as easy as it is in the real world. Don’t let your memories fade away – make sure you have keepsakes of all of the most important moments in your life.
Photographs are not only an excellent aid to memory, but they also offer a wonderful way to document events so that you can show them to and share them with friends in the future. In the days where the majority of western families have computers and digital cameras – not to mention cameras on their mobile phones – it’s not surprising that there has been a shift away from traditional camera and films.
There are many positive aspects to this change, for example people can take multiple photos and quickly upload them to their PCs or post their photos online and share them with friends through mediums such as social networking sites. However, the negative side to the digital revolution is the fact that fewer people are printing their photos out to keep as physical reminders.
These days, the number of pictures people take and they way that they store them means that hundreds of thousands of pictures are languishing on people’s hard drives all over the country, unseen and unappreciated by anyone. Don’t consign your precious memories to a technological car park, print out those special moments and put them to good use.
You could put all your pictures in nice photo albums and hang them round your home or you could get crafty and think about incorporating some of your best pictures into things such as family Christmas cards or special scrapbooks that combine photos with drawings and reminders. There’s nothing like a personalised and unique piece of craft to commemorate important events.
If you have access to decent colour printers at home you’ll find it’s easy to print out copies of your pictures to place around your home or get artistic with.
On the other hand you could consider taking your digital files to chemists, supermarket or professional printer on a memory card – they will be able to print your files out for you. Either way, you’re sure to find that once you have the pictures in you’ll hand you’ll wonder why anyone ever thought digital reproductions were a suitable replacement.
Adam Singleton writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.