New Signature Album
Recently I posted a photo on our Facebook page of a brand new addition to our albums. This Signature Album is printed on a photo paper, it opens flat, and it comes standard with a choice of either leather or custom cover. We are very excited to offer this great new album. Below are a few photos of our studio sample with a custom wraparound canvas cover.
Delivering Images to Clients
We are seeing many photographers switching to USB Memory Flash Drives to deliver images to their clients. Flash memory has become a very common product in our everyday lives. They are inexpensive, can store a lot of data, and you can plug them in to almost any computer or device. This has made them a great way to share files and photographers are taking advantage of these benefits. DVDs in comparison seem clunky and old, with limited storage. But they do have one major advantage over flash drives, they can only be written to once. Once something is written to a DVD it can’t be accidentally erased or moved and as long as the disc is kept in a safe place that data will remain on there for a long time. Flash drives on the other hand can be written to many times. This means that you can accidentally delete all or some of the images from the drive while copying them to your computer. The current flash drives are also quite error prone when reading larger files such as images. This means that over time you have the potential to lose images form the drive. Flash drives are not meant to be permanent storage devices either, since there is a risk of data being lost if they sit around unused for an extended period of time.
When we compared the two technologies, we decided that DVDs are the safer choice. They have less risk and are a more mature technology. When switching to a new delivery method, we want to make sure that we keep your images as safe as possible, while making them easy to access. We will very likely reevaluate flash drives in the future, but for now DVDs stored in a custom printed case are our choice for delivering images to clients.
With that being said, neither option is really a replacement for a good backup of all images. It really is up to the clients to make sure they have backups made of their images and kept in a safe place. DVDs and flash drives alike can fail and when they do fail you have to hope that the photographer kept a backup of all the lost images many years from when they were taken. There really is no better back up today than printed images. Even though they might fade, they still can be viewed where digital files would become corrupt and unreadable. Make sure you take care of your images so you can enjoy them for years to come.
One thing that I did not go over is that computers are starting to ship without optical drives these days. While that is true, many computers still do; some exceptions being the MacBook Air and UltraBooks. While that might change in the future, for today it’s still a valid option.
The other option available is a hosted solution and there are many providers already offering that option. This is something we are trying to look at very closely, but as of today internet speeds where we are located make it hard to transfer the large amount of high resolution images that a client gets. I’m really hopeful that the broadband solution will improve in the near future so that this can become a realistic option for our clients and us.
I get just as excited when clients album arrives as I did when our own wedding album arrived. It is always so nice to see our images printed in a professional wedding album. Choosing to invest in a professional album not only guarantees the best quality and color reproduction but also helps preserve your memories. I absolutely love how Amanda and Pete’s album turned out. Check it out!!
Take a look at the complete album pages below.