Recently I read an article by Mike Yoast Photography who said that this generation will be the one without any pictures. When I first read the title I scoffed. I have over one hundred pictures on my phone, and 3 different backup hard drives with thousands of family pictures stored on them. Not only that but I also back up my pictures online so that I can easily find a copy if I need to.
However, once I read the post it got me to thinking that maybe he is right. The truth is when I post something on my Instagram account it is showing a specific moment in time that I want to share with my friends and followers, however, I don’t usually go back. In Instagram it is incredibly tedious to go to the beginning of someones account. The same goes for Facebook and Twitter. So the picture, however amazing, is only shown for around 24 hrs before it disappears into obscurity.
I usually take at least one picture a day. I enjoy visual representations of my life and my iPhone is almost always in my pocket. If I take the time to actually capture a special moment, then edit it with filters and/or cropping, and love it enough to share it within my network; why do I then forget about it after the shares, likes, and comments stop?
I started to think, if we really love something we should not only share it but also make it available to us whenever we want. And, if it is something really special, it should not only be shared on our walls in the cyber world but on the walls at home.
I recently had my own photoshoot with my kids at a local park. This was in the fall and since it is my favourite season, I decided to take some really good pictures of the kids. I took a DLSR camera and we set out. We spent about 45 mins posing and playing and then my favourite shots became blog post headers and cover photos for Facebook. Then I did something vintage, I printed them out.
I could have used my computer or a service that takes your zip drive and gives a bunch of prints to you, but I opted for a more artsy feel. I ordered an 12X8 canvas from Canvas ‘N Decor. I was able to upload my photo and make more edits to it directly on their website. I then was able to choose what kind of finish that I wanted, and have them review it before it went to print.
The canvas came in less than a week, wrapped carefully and securely, and is now on my mantle to Spark Joy each and every time I am in that room. Which is hopefully much more than I am looking at the walls of my social. It turned out so great that I am planning to order quite a few more and finish the photo wall that we have just started in our living room.
If you would like to follow in my footsteps and get those pictures off of your phone and on to your walls where they belong, Canvas ‘N Decor has a promotion for my readers.
You can Currently Save 50% on the website and save an extra 10% when you order 2 or more pieces” ALSO, Free Ground Shipping in Canada (Yukon, NWT, Nunavut express only)
With prices already starting below $40 for the one that I chose, there isn’t much of an excuse!
Disclosure – Canvas ‘n Decor supplied me with a canvas to review. As always, all opinions are my own. You can read my full Disclosure Policy HERE.