Appreciating a photo outside of the screen is different. Photographs may seem perfect or of high quality in the screen, but could be far from it when printed.
Not everyone gets into the habit of printing photos anymore, most usually would just save them as a digital file. In doing so, it is easier to access, and it is available on the go.
As I have taken a photography class, my instructor suggested that I should use a Professional Print Lab to get my photos printed to see the quality of my photos and how my screen was compared to print.
To get my photos printed, I used Mckenna Pro, and they are based in Waterloo, Iowa (this is not a paid advertisement). They offer a variety of products! Not to mention 10 free prints as a screen test!
The photos come in a box that is very secured. From the 2 times that I have ordered prints, it all came in perfect condition. They are indeed of high quality. I can see details in my photos clearly.
As I review the images in print. I have come to realize how far I have come since I started. The images are becoming more crisp and sharp. Far from perfect still, but any progress is good.
Try and print your photos! You would be surprised with the quality of your work. It is one way to evaluate what else you need to work on. Enjoy what you make and print it to secure a copy. —Claire