Wall Mounted Prints - Worth the Price?
(mustering my best grandpa voice...) "Back in my day, if we wanted to view photos we would pull out the photo albums to stroll down memory lane..."
Times have changed and the digital age has been a blessing - instant photos and, if you want, post them online - within seconds the world can see your photo. Something pleasing about receiving a "like" from a follower who lives in Russia or Paris. Pretty cool!
However, I'm finding that the digital age has degraded the world of photography to mainly "snapshots" and "selfies". Nothing wrong with that but the art of photography has almost completely been drowned out by the noise of snapshots. Who needs a photographer anymore when you can just ask the guests at the wedding to post their photos for the bride and groom to view? (I chuckle at the thought of that idea. Gladly wrote a deposit check for a professional photographer to capture my upcoming daughter's wedding.)
And this trend is not just limited to the private industry. Many news organizations have completely laid off entire photography departments, handed a camera to the beat reporter and now expect the reporters to do both verbiage and photos. Unfortunately the quality of the photos has dropped to snapshot status in most major and local newspapers.
A bigger problem is that so many pictures exist and are in digital format, many people don't or can't go back in time to look at photos. How many times have you pulled up photos from your last vacation? All on your computer, somewhere?
So how does one regain ground lost in this digital age? I found out several years ago a print processing company that prints and mounts your photo on museum quality products for a really good price. And, boy, when your photo is printed, mounted and displayed on your walls - it really brings back the quality of photography. Now granted, I don't use this too often, but my flat is barren in spots and I would rather have a professionally produced wall mount print instead of going down to the local box store and buying commercial replicated artwork. The flat starts turning into a gallery for others to enjoy.
Its classy. It has quality and it is original.
Below are three types of wall mounted prints I've used. Two are prints on high quality photo paper (choose your finish) and the third is printed on vinyl over a stretched frame system. I personally give all three a thumbs up. (BTW - no compensation for this review, although I would love to get a check from them....LOL!)
The first one is called a Standout Mount, the second Thin Wrap Mount and the third one is called Xpozer (a floating frame system.) All three, and many more products, are offered by Bayphoto.com.
So if you are looking to display one of your favorite photos you won't be disappointed by having them printed on a wall mount system.
I certainly wasn't!
Have a great week!
Ps - next time I will review self published photo books. Now that's an awesome product!
Thin Wrap Mount
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