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Old 15th September 2009, 08:45 PM
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Default So, what do you do with your prints?

I find that I have loads of prints knocking about the place. A lot get given away, some get sold and most get in the way around the house/darkish room until I get sick of the sight of them when I have noticed all the flaws and then they go in the Aga.
I do keep some of them 'properly' with an eye to putting a little group of snaps together for a show. But then get distracted and go off in another direction of snappery and the prints pile up.
What do you do?
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Much the same as you but I don't tend to sell any and it is harder to burn the glass and tin
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Old 15th September 2009, 08:56 PM
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I'm glad to see I'm not along in having this problem.
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The better one’s get framed and hung at home; until better one’s come along. They are then retired to Nomad storage boxes to await a periodic cull.
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Old 16th September 2009, 07:09 AM
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Much the same for me...

I suppose this prompts a wider question "why do we photograph".

Personally, I will always get a kick out of using older cameras, developing a film and snatching precious moments in the darkroom. Producing a unique image that pleases me first of all. It's great if my family likes the resulting prints enough to hang on the wall - and the generally do - or I get the odd favourable comment from FADU members.

I love to photograph the everyday, the overlooked and try (emphasis on that word!) to end up with a print that makes the ordinary into the beautiful, through composition, lighting and print quality. To see what something looks like when it's photographed to quote another photographer.

I could go on but I've got work to do, in between quotes, preparing method statements and planning site visits I'll day dream about photography.
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Old 16th September 2009, 07:46 AM
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I find that I have loads of prints knocking about the place. A lot get given away, some get sold and most get in the way around the house/darkish room until I get sick of the sight of them when I have noticed all the flaws and then they go in the Aga.
I do keep some of them 'properly' with an eye to putting a little group of snaps together for a show. But then get distracted and go off in another direction of snappery and the prints pile up.
What do you do?
Much the same TBH but I don't worry about this until I run out of storage space in my print boxes. when it gets to this stage I have to get trid of a few to make space for the upcomming masses

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Some get put in Albums to show friends but now I have a" mobile gallery" to display my prints..

They then go on tour, the wall in the second bedroom then after a while move into the hall, then down stairs into the lounge.
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Loads of duffers in old paper boxes, the rest make it through to a ring-binder and when I've lived with those for a while, they get printed properly and popped into Silverprint print sleeves in an archival box. Only ever framed two.
This being said, I recently joined Scottish Photographers with a view towards maybe going one step beyond looking at my prints, at home and am going to a portfolio session on Sunday (gulp)
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Glad I'm not alone. I have several boxes of mounted prints, and numerous old paper boxes full with unmounted prints. My problem is I struggle to throw anything away, although I have thinned out the mounted stuff a lot recently, most of it still takes up a large amount of our spare room.
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In the recycle bin to make ink jet papers.
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