While it’s true that there are pros and cons to digitalized photos, in our digital age, almost all photographs are into soft copies, yet, photography enthusiasts, especially those who take meticulous evaluation of their work, would rather prefer to have their captured photos printed.
While a digitalized, soft copy of a photo can be edited digitally, yet, after editing and examining the results on the computer screen, some of the finer details are actually still not visible, but with a print copy, a photographer can take a better close attention to the imperfections as printed clearly, thus this approach makes a photographer a better editor as he/she can make the necessary corrections in his/her future photo shoots.
It is a humbling thing to go through the process of perfecting photographs one step at a time, thus, even using Photoshop technique will not be the appropriate answer to producing the perfect work of art, but that it takes tedious steps in perfecting it, one of which is using hard print copies in magnified sizes to examine well the flaws so remedies can be done with in the next future undertakings.
Having your photos onscreen may take effort, but the appreciation of your captive pictures lasts for just a few minutes and all the hard work, chasing after the perfect natural light or whatever captive happenings you endeavour to store in your camera, are left in the hard drive archives later on, which is of an entirely different appreciation if you have print copies of your pictures as you have tangible proofs of photos which you have brought to life and reminiscing them tangibly is an emotional experience than clicking your computer and retrieving your works in the computer archives.
Getting the utmost satisfaction of a photographer’s work is more felt when all his/her captive pictures are printed and put either in an album or exhibited for others to view and appreciate the hard work done to present an art form that is not easy to produce than by a simply uploading them on Instagram or Face Book, which after a few minutes of viewing by, perhaps, a million followers will be left forgotten in their mental archives. The real test of art being well appreciated is when your print pictures are bought and hang on the walls of people’s homes. Such emotional experiences can further inspire a photographer to experiment more on his/her art and compels him/her to create more images.
Finally, the best benefit that can really be derived from printed pictures is revisiting these old photos and reviving stories that go with the them which can bring a smile on people’s faces or a teary-eyed experience, whatever it is, the rediscovering process cannot succeed that well had these pictures not done in print.