While it’s true that there are pros and cons to digitalized photos, in our digital age, almost all photographs are into soft copies, yet, photography enthusiasts, especially those who take meticulous evaluation of their work, would rather prefer to have their captured photos printed.
Having a print copy of a recently captured photo makes one into a better editor because compared to the computer screen output, one can easily detect details in the photo if it is in print copy which were not clearly noticed on screen and would probably need to require adjustments on future photograph undertakings and, thus, one can begin to realize that print photos can help a photographer pan around the images inspecting for problem areas.
It is a humbling thing to go through the process of perfecting photographs one step at a time, thus, even using Photoshop technique will not be the appropriate answer to producing the perfect work of art, but that it takes tedious steps in perfecting it, one of which is using hard print copies in magnified sizes to examine well the flaws so remedies can be done with in the next future undertakings.
Having your photos onscreen may take effort, but the appreciation of your captive pictures lasts for just a few minutes and all the hard work, chasing after the perfect natural light or whatever captive happenings you endeavour to store in your camera, are left in the hard drive archives later on, which is of an entirely different appreciation if you have print copies of your pictures as you have tangible proofs of photos which you have brought to life and reminiscing them tangibly is an emotional experience than clicking your computer and retrieving your works in the computer archives.
On the part of the photographer, there is ultimate satisfaction to seeing all his/her hard work displayed in an album or on a quality print copy and having these also exhibited for other to appreciate your work of art than just simply storing all those works of art in th computer archives. Perhaps, the best proof of satisfaction that a photographer gets is when his works are printed and bought by avid viewers who truly appreciate the hard work poured out on an amazing picture and have them hang on their walls. All these experiences make for an inspiring endeavour for the photographer to do more and experiment on his/her art form, creating more images on print that can continue to inspire more and more people.
There is so much happiness that anyone can feel when they revisit old photos, those captured moments by the camera where anyone can recall the stories that go with it, that is why printed pictures are instruments of inspirational memories, emotional flashbacks of the past.