So, you have taken a total of three hundred and sixty five photos… what do you do with them now? Here are some ideas for turning the best images in your project into real things.

1) Photo Album
Personally, I don’t think anything beats a good old fashioned photo album. Getting a selection of images printed and curating your own chronological story, either in a scrap book or high quality album) is a great way to re-live some wonderful memories. It is also a wonderful item to have hanging around for family members and friends to flick through.

2) Photo Book
This more ‘modern’ take on a traditional album is perfect as a gift to mark a special occasion. Wedding photos, pictures of a child’s first year or even a photo a year album for a 60th birthday celebration are all excellent subjects for a professionally printed photo book.

3) Framed Photo
If you have taken a picture of a spectacular sunset, or a portrait picture like a professional, having your image properly mounted and framed is the best way to showcase your photography for all it is worth! To make sure everyone can appreciate your talent, print your picture on satin photo paper and make sure that you request non reflecting glass for the frame.

4) Poster
Getting a poster printed is a cheap and cheerful way of getting your photos noticed. Many up and coming photographers like to get posters printed of their pictures to sell online, it is a cost effective and more affordable alternative to framing large printed photos. It is also a perfect way of putting your favourite 365 images in one picture as a montage poster.

5) Printed Canvas
Canvas photo prints are without a doubt en vogue, but I would heartily recommend that anyone considering getting one done pay particular attention to the aesthetic of the photo. Canvas is a medium that until recently was entirely reserved for painters – if you are going to get one of your images printed on canvas consider using after-effects to create a more dynamic and artistic result (much like the Andy Warhol style) so it is less like a photo, and more like a work of art.

6) ixxi
We have blogged a about ixxi before, but it is just one example of how you can turn your pictures or collection of pictures into something wonderful in your home. Just choose your configuration, upload your photos and your wall art will be delivered to your door just a short time later!

7) Photo Gifts
Whether it is mugs, cups, t-shirts, jigsaws, key rings or mouse mats – if an object has a printable surface, then you can get your photo put on it. There is also wealth of specialist printer papers that allow you to make your own photo gifts. This includes shrinky dink paper that shrinks and thickens and is perfect for making jewellery and waterslide decal and fabric transfer paper to put your photos on to a range of ready-made objects – perfect for a gift with a personal touch!



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