I’ve had a couple of requests for prints of the stART on the Street photos I took this weekend, and I wanted to write a little bit of a post on the subject, as it’s frequently misunderstood and always seems to be way more complex than it really needs to be.
When I upload a photo to Facebook, it’s typically only intended for digital, web browser use. It is a low resolution file as Facebook only allows certain numbers of pixels, and Facebook also runs it’s own compression on the file – which makes it appear a little blockier or washed out than the actual photo should be. They do this for good reasons .. they host millions of photos, and if they stored large, high resolution, high quality copies of them all, they would quickly run into storage complications!
The end result is a photo that looks ok in your web browser, and is quick to load.
It also means that the photo almost certainly will disappoint you if you print it.
So what do you do when you want a print? What do I mean by “a print” ?
A print is any physical reproduction of your photo. This could be a 4*6, traditional print you put in a frame for your office, or a much larger print for your living room wall. It could be your business card or it could be a flier to promote an event.
These physical reproductions typically need a much higher resolution photo than Facebook can provide, and of course, no “RT2 Photo” watermark on the shot either!
These can be ordered through a dedicated gallery – you can order the print itself, or you can order a high resolution copy of the file for any use that isn’t covered in the gallery (I can’t deliver business cards, or make your fliers for you – for example), and the prices are very reasonable.
stART on the Street 2010 photos can be found here:
Each and every order, wether it’s a single file or a whole package, will be professionally cleaned and edited prior to printing / deliver – blemishes removed, skin smoothed, distractions removed – you will be happy with the print!
Of course, if you have any questions, reach out and contact me directly!