all like to hang pictures on our walls right? Or, place them in various
spots on our desks. It's a moment in time you want to remember, a
favorite place, a loved one, or something you want to initiate conversation.
I'll get to why I think this is important in a moment.
As a designer, former print-maker, and
photographer, getting to see prints of your work on a daily basis is always
rewarding. Even when most of the time, it's for someone else. I've
had prints completed in a variety of ways over the years, with using local
stores, design shops, and even my own printers. I discovered that I
wasn't as interested in the 'how' factor as much as I was the 'wow'
factor. I didn't care how the prints got done, as long as they looked
great. I wanted to spend my time taking pictures, editing and hanging
them on my walls, not printing. You know what I decided? I needed
to let someone else handle this - Someone who is passionate about great prints
and who knows what they're doing. That's where Smugmug comes in.
Each of us all have certain 'go-to'
tools for things right? That special sharp knife for cutting up veggies;
That great little flashlight; That favorite coffee cup; That favorite bottle
opener, which by the way I recently discovered is nicknamed a 'church
key.' I still haven't gotten my head around that one yet. Either
way, they're all great tools that you use constantly. Smugmug is one of
those tools in my arsenal. I love them. Not only do they make great
looking prints, they are FAST. Most of the time, you can receive
something you order in the same week. They have drop-shipping too in case
you want to buy something for someone else and have it shipped to their door
instead of yours.