My Happy Life Photo Project: Printing Ideas

Have you started our photo project already? Are you ready to print your photos? Here are some tips!

Our latest project is called “My Happy Life Photo Project“. If you haven’t read about it yet, click here to find out what it’s all about.

Don’t feel bad if you haven’t started your photo project. We’re all so busy, it’s difficult to find some time to do anything, really.  But this photo project is important. Why? Because life goes by fast. We NEED to stop once in a while, and take some time to appreciate little moments, which is actually the main purpose of photography.

And since it’s pretty common to take pictures with our smartphones and then never taking the time to see them and enjoy them, this part of our project is pretty important too. Let’s talk about printing options.

Print at home

If you don’t mind using up your printer’s ink, this is a good option. You don’t even have to go out, so there’s a higher probability that you’ll actually do it!

You can use regular printer paper, or you can choose a better quality photo paper, like this one. That way, your pictures will have brighter colors and will be less likely to fade with time.

Another cool option to print at home is to print ‘polaroid style’. I’ve been wanting this Fuji Instax Share Smartphone Printer for so long. It prints your photos on a zinc ink paper, like vintage polaroid cameras. Or you can take your pictures with a Fuji Instax Camera and get the printing done instantly. Of course, these are only good ideas if you’re willing to invest the money on the equipment.

Print at a local store

There are so many stores that have a printing service. For example: Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Kmart, Office Depot, Costco, etc. Some of them even have apps (or website) where you can order your prints online and go pick them up later. So if you’re planning on going to a mall this week for some other reason, why not print your photos on the same trip?

However, I suggest that you have your pictures all picked out already. Don’t go over there with your cellphone that contains thousands and thousands of pictures to look through all of them, because you probably will give up before they even load to the store’s computer. Trust me. I’ve been there.

Make the job easier for you. Pick out the pictures you want for your photo project, get them all in an empty USB or SD Card, and have it with you in case you go to a store that has a photo printing service.

Get your prints delivered

This one is the easiest option of all. You don’t have to get out of the house, except only to your mailbox. Order your pictures online and have them delivered to your home. This might take longer, because you’ll have to wait for them to be delivered, but it may be the best option for some.

I have never had pictures printed and delivered to my home, so unfortunately I can’t personally recommend any sites that offer this service. I have heard that AdoramaPix is pretty good, and also a site called Mpix. Still, I don’t have any experience in this. I might try this option for my own photo project!

These are all very simple ideas, but the purpose of this post is to motivate you to keep going, and actually complete the photo project with us. Remember, this is only to have fun, just do your best and enjoy the process! In the end, you’ll have an awesome album with memories that you’ll cherish for years to come.

Next month we’ll check back in to give you some tips and ideas on how to display your photos for My Happy Life Photo Project!

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