why BUYING PRINTS of your dog is worth it
– March 15, 2021 –
We live in a world where just about everyone has a good camera on their phone. Because of that, plus the extreme convenience of being able to use it at any given time to take a picture of their dog, everyone has tons of pictures of their dog. Not just tons of pictures – likely enough of them to max out your phone’s memory. Have you ever had to delete photos to make room on your phone? I have. I’m sure you have at one point too.
There are numerous advantages to having photos of your dog handy at all times. Your phone is with you everywhere you go – at home, school or work, out with your friends, and even out on the trails of an adventure. At any given moment you can pull out your phone to look at your home or lock screen’s background, open your album app, and swipe through them to your heart’s content. You can look at them for yourself, show off a goofy photo to a friend, or easily share it on your favorite social app. If you have the convenience of being able to access those photos at all times, why go through the hassle of getting them printed?
Even though there are numerous advantages to having your portraits in a digital format, there are quite advantages to having an Adventure Pup Photography session and having your portraits printed. While Adventure Pup Photography has digital prints available, we specialize in printed pieces for a number of reasons. Here are some of the big ones:
It’s actually a great photo of your dog
Not to throw shade at the millions of you out there with dog photos on your phone, but do you have a purpose to them beyond capturing a moment of them looking cute? Do you go through the effort to set up a shot with everything from the foreground to the background taken into consideration? Do you go through editing to remove distracting items, rogue hairs, people in the background, or adjusting the color or lighting to really make your shot pop? If you answered yes to all of those questions, I applaud you. However, you are very much in the minority.
When you have a professional photo session for your pup, everything is accounted for to ensure you get a perfect portrait. Shots are set up to capture the perfect scenery and lighting, editing is done to remove distracting items, and the color and shading is balanced to really make your portrait pop. All of this effort is made to capture at least one perfect portrait for you, even though you’re guaranteed at least a handful of other perfect shots as well.
All of this is to say that the intent of photographers like me is to provide you with a portrait you can be proud to hang up in your home. One that will really stand out against the thousands of photos on your phone that might be ok on their own, but don’t stand a chance in comparison. If you are going to make the effort of printing a portrait – you know you want it to be the best photo possible. A photographer like me can do exactly that for you.
You’re creating unique art for your home
When you print an Adventure Pup photo for your home, you’re not just showing off how awesome your dog is – you’re also creating art for your home. Since Adventure Pup specializes in outdoor photos with majestic Colorado scenery in the background, you are truly displaying the same kind of art you might find anywhere else to decorate your home. At least with this kind of portrait, it also includes your oh-so-awesome dog.
One of the key advantages of an Adventure Pup photo is you can customize what kind of art you are hanging in your home. If you are looking for art that has a bright pop of yellows, you know a session during the Aspen-changing season is your goal. If you want something to brighten up a space, a field of snow or something with snow-capped mountains is a winner. Or if you are looking for something with vivid colors that is sure to bring life into your living space, then a field of wildflowers or a majestic sunset can accomplish just that.
In addition to being able to customize the art you are displaying in your home, you are also creating a 100% unique photo. Why go to Home Goods or Etsy to shop for something that might look like your dog, when you can actually have your dog in your art?
The stories your portraits tell are guaranteed to last a lifetime
Once upon a time, I purchased a Groupon voucher for a large canvas print of my girl Juneau. I spent something like $25 on a huge print and thought I was getting a great deal. Hindsight being 20/20, I realized I was actually buying a super cheap piece of crap. Why I thought a $25 canvas print would be good is beyond me these days. Maybe I was thrilled with the deal?
What I learned is that, just like everything else – you get what you pay for. The price you see many photographers charge is significantly more than what you find when you try to print on your own at someplace like OfficeMax, your local photography store, or even Costco. The reason for that is because photographers work with specialized printers that print for quality and thoughtfulness. Prints are made using high-quality materials, the inks used are meant to resist fading, and the coats/finishes are meant to keep your printed pieces looking great from the day you got them to 20 years later and beyond.
Photographers like Adventure Pup Photography are proud of the work we do, and it would be a disgrace to us and a disservice to you to have our work printed on something that looks terrible and ages poorly. To truly honor the effort put into providing you a superb photo, the best you can do for yourself and the legacy of your dog is to make sure it is printed with higher quality standards.
The bare minimum of what you can do is print the portraits of your dog from your phone so you can at least put them up and look at them as you walk around your home. But because you love your dog and want the best for them, why not invest in a professional session that provides portraits that are perfectly composed, creates unique art for your home, and is guaranteed to last a lifetime?
There are a lot of mediums to print on these days (acrylics and metals being among my favorite), as well as a dozen different ways you can showcase those mediums (acrylic blocks, photo albums, desktop photos, memory boxes, etc). With all of the different products available to you, especially the new products Adventure Pup Photography will begin unveiling over the course of the next few months, you are sure to find something that you love and fits into your space.
If you haven’t considered it before, now is a great time to get in contact with Adventure Pup Photography and bring some of these magnificent printed items home with you. We would love to show you all of the possibilities for products, as well as some great ideas on how you can arrange them in your home!