No, I will not apologize, I will not go into details why and when and where, I will not try to explain.
Just accept it, I was AWOL and I’m showing signs of life again.
I just wanted to show some photos I took on a recent trip to Porto in Portugal. And I want to tell you that printing your photos is very important in order to be able to really appreciate them. Everything is fine on screen, sure, but you get the real kick out of them when you hold a print in hand.
No need to have the best printer costing over 500€ or more. Just make sure you have one with as many separate color cartridges as possible to get decent quality and not having to ditch a 3-color cartridge when you run out of one color.
And if possible, use an A3 printer! A4 is OK but really holding a big A3 print (or even better A3+) is the real deal.
Of course, printing is expensive, and more so if you use the original manufacturer’s inks which I recommend. I used cheap Amazon ink for a time and went back to the original ones…. what a difference! Might be I bought crappy stuff. and tere’s better cheap inks around but I won’t risk it any more.
And then again yoou can send out your photos to get them printed professionnaly. Another option that’s great. Anyways, I have no aspirations to become a professional fine art printer. Herven’t got the time and money for that, but my printer, a humble Canon Pixma iX6850 delivers prints that are perfectly good in my opinion.
Store them, display them but abone all, look through them form time to time and you’ll get even more joy aout of your photos!
See you soon again!