I gotta say, phimosis I’m very happy with the results, especially for the price. There’s one 4×6, seven 5×7 and two 8×10 prints in the set pictured on the left. They cost $0.19, $0.39 and $2.29 apiece respectively, which I think is darn cheap. Especially since it’s Kodak photographic paper, not inkjet. Five of them genuinely get a “wow” reaction, which is pretty neat.
It’s almost a foreign concept to think that just six years ago, every time I took a photo, I always got at least one printed out copy of the image, because it was on film. Digital is a different world. I take dozens of photos that I’d never consider paying to see, which means I take all kinds of “risks” with my photography that I know I never would if I knew I had to pay for both film and developing. I’d love to say that the photo on the right (that I also mentioned in my last post) was totally pre-planned, an exercise in photographic skill, or something like that. But it was a totally off-the-cuff shot. I put the camera in aperture priority mode, set the lens for f/2, focused on the beer and almost accidentally captured my favorite photo in recent memory. It’s a shot I guarantee I’d never have bothered with in film… which would have been a shame.
Now, it takes a conscious decision on my part to print out a photo I’ve taken. Which is also too bad, because while that’s a fun bunch of photos I chose, there’s plenty others I’ve taken that deserve at least $0.39 be spent printing them out! I’m going to try to get into the habit of ordering prints a little more often from here on out. How old school of me!