I wanted to share some information on the importance of printing your portraits from a recommended photo lab.  Below is a side by side comparison of different print labs.  You can easily see that the professional printing lab most closely matches the original (top) image and can therefore be hung in your home and viewed as it was intended by the photographer.  The “cheap” labs don’t even come close.  In fact, the Kodak Easyshare photo on the bottom right sorta makes me shudder.  It’s awful. The colors are bad in all of them, the shadows are bad.  Just all around BAD.

For my clients who have purchased digital files from me – I highly, highly recommend printing those files through a site called mpix.com.  Their lab is extremely close to professional quality.  Otherwise, you’re not doing your portraits any justice! Thanks for listening! 🙂

*images provided by photographybycarlise – a big thank you!


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