But once all this work had been completed, what was I to do with all these images? I couldn’t simply leave them on a hard drive, waiting for them to corrupt. I needed something that would last longer, something more physical. So, I teamed up with the fine folks over at mpix.com and printed the lot. I considered printing every final image as a 4x6, 5x7, or 8x10, then placing them carefully in a longterm set of albums, chronicling my trip experience. Then I thought how much work would remain.
I decided to print several of my absolute favorite photographs as large museum prints. I chose the ones that sent shivers down my spine, and the ones that continued to draw my eye in for hours, and the ones that brought me the most emotion, happiness, and love for Nature. I ended up covering my walls with large prints of my favorite photographs, and I couldn’t be happier with the result.
The cool thing about Mpix is the ease of their online portal and the quality of printing they provide for a reasonable price. You simply upload your prints, choose the size, crop for best fit and hit submit. Days later, your prints arrive outside your door, packaged very well, and are ready to go on the wall (unless you frame the images yourself, of course).
I used to own a high end portrait studio when I was coming up and fresh out of college, and I can vouch that their prices are more than reasonable. The studio always commissioned the finest of lab printing for its customers, and our markup was pushed higher and higher each year by the requirements of such high quality. And since it’s been several years, I was a bit weary of going with an online lab versus a traditional professional lab. But I was pleasantly surprised when I received my order back from Mpix.
Mpix gave justice to the images and the color that I saw on my own post-production monitor in my office, and not only that, they wowed me with their amazing Metallic prints. If you shoot and edit your work in HDR, there is no better medium to showcase your work. The colors literally burst off the print and the scenes come alive. If you’re interested in finding out more about mpix.com, click here.
Article written and Photo by Brandon Scott