Life is fleeting, but photographs give us just enough slices of time, just so that our imagination fills in the story.
A Photograph becomes important to its viewer only through its physical embodiment, the Print. A print will always be the most realistic representation of an image as it is the only medium that is truly tangible and actual.
This will ultimately be the best way to judge your work as an image isn’t truly finished until it’s in printed form.
The process itself of creating a print will help you grow as a photographer because it gives you a greater appreciation for the bigger picture.
At the same time, the exercise of getting in close, fine-tuning and perfecting an image for print will show you a lot about your work that you may otherwise have missed if you were just putting together a quick online...