photos; digital and print eras

It suddenly occurred to me that i have been taking photos with my digital camera for the last couple of years without ever printing a single shot on regular photo paper!!! My kids album stop at the age of 5 (?), my eldest is now 8!!! what happened?

I do see my pictures floating in front of my eyes each time i sit and work on my laptop, but where are the prints that used to follow and fill the neat piled albums?

I just went through 1 year of photos. Digital era is convenient in the sense that you can take as many picture as possible, no printing fees involved, but go choose the best among 976 pictures and your eyes start itching, head spinning and wow I have to start deleting pictures sooner!

And then what? well i had to ask friends for advice; online photo-book stores seem to be a hit! you upload your pics, choose themes, formats and settings and vupti, few weeks after are delivered pretty photo-books! I like this option a lot, the problem is that i need to get the book delivered in a European country (shipping to Beirut might override the costs of making the book!), then wait diligently for someone to travel and get me the books! I am impatient and want to see my photos sooner than later. So this is what i came up with:

Making collage of best pics of each event, printing them on glossy paper and binding them at the local print-shop! Nearly as great as ordering photo-books!

Following are other alternative ways of displaying favourite pics; also to consider!

{from bedifferentactnormal}
{from weddingtheknot}
{from ohdeedoh}
{from thesavvyphotographer}
{from shantu-2-chic}
{from funkedupfaces}

And my favourite:

{from elegantabode}




LIVE SIMPLY: photo displays

Who doesn’t have a box filled with old photos? and drawers, and albums… and when do we ever look at them? except if we need to make something out of them, like a collage I did for my dad’s 70 year old birthday? it was fun to go through the old photographs, but i must admit I find it sad to put them back in their box, and hide them for the next X years…

my family…

That is why i am on the pursuit of funky and alternative photo displays. Here is my favourite selection;

how cool is that? {image from martahstewart}
lovely {image from chrisfaves}
that is what i want to do; change the pictures every month
blow up your favourite photos and create a wall display {image from pinterest}
perfect idea for my 7 meters long hallway {the savy photograper}
wish i could find this postcard holder {oprah}

Any other ideas? please share…