Happy New Year, friends!
Now 2+ weeks into the new year , I hope everyone still has that hopeful , uplifting feeling the clean slate can bring.
Every January I write new goals for the year, personally and professionally. You, too?! One of my goals this year is to try and communicate better with my tribe. I’m a photographer, not a writer, so email communication, blogs, etc, do not come naturally for me. I communicate best through my photography and images. BUT, I’m going to give it my best effort this year.
Mainly I would like to communicate better with how I can best serve you and help you. And right now, at the beginning of the year, I would like to bring PRINTS to mind for you. If you are someone that writes new year goals down, add “Have PRINTS made!” to your list. Prints have become a dying breed for so many (myself included compared to 10 years ago), but they are so important.
10 years from now, and certainly 30-40 years from now, the technology we use to save and archive our digital picture files WILL CHANGE. You can count on it. Those discs, USB drives, yes, they will change or the pc you are on certainly will. We cannot guarantee that we’ll be able to access our images another 20, 40 years from now. And where does that leave us? Where does that leave the next one or two generations?! With no pictures of their loved ones.
Have prints made people! Hang them on your wall, on a shelf display, on a table or dresser, put them in an album, or even simply put them in a photo storage box. Once a month or once a quarter, have your tangible prints made this year. Print them, share them, enjoy them, save them, pass them on to younger generations... You'll be so happy you did! Especially if you have children or grandchildren; there is nothing like a picture to connect one generation to another. Sometimes, that is all we have of our loved ones. And pictures are one of the first things we seek out when we’ve lost someone we love.
Do something about it this year. For you and your family.
I wish nothing but good health and happiness for you in 2017. I hope your year is off to a great start!
All my best!
PS – If there is anything photography related that I could possibly help you with this year, please don’t hesitate to ask! I would love to hear from you!
PPS – On Instagram? Join me! It’s a new adventure for me I started towards the end of 2016. I would love to connect with you there. www.instagram.com/melanielandro