Holidays are wonderful experiences that are even better when shared with friends and family. One way to share special memories is to take photographs. Digital photography has led to many different formats for sharing images. Printing services can provide facilities for printing high quality reproductions of pictures and email and social media provide a vehicle for easy and fast distribution.
The following are some ways to share holiday snapshots are
1. Social networking
One of the most common ways to share photographs is through social networking. These networks provide forums where pictures can be immediately shared with a wide range of friends and family. The photos are of good quality and easily accessible. Social networking is particularly popular for sharing holiday snapshots.
One drawback of posting photographs to social networking profiles is that the images are permanently archived on the internet. If there are embarrassing pictures posted to the site they can be used by employers or others to judge the person in the photo. Therefore, care must be taken before posting photographs to these sites.
Many printing services can provide paper reproduction of photographs. These are high quality copies on good paper. Most printing companies have facilities where pictures can be immediately reproduced directly from a digital camera. One advantage of this method is that the distribution of photographs can be controlled. Paper reproductions can be distributed to trusted family and friends. They can be kept as mementos in albums and photo frames.
3. Digital photo frames
Digital photo frames are picture frames which store digital photographs. The frame has a limited capacity. They also come in different sizes and picture resolutions. Several photos can be stored in the frame and they change from one to another over time. This provides an interesting and attractive decoration for the home.
4. Photo websites
The internet has many websites which provide space for people to post their photographs. These sites allow people to publish pictures in related series or themes. The websites provide a great amount of space so that photographs from several years can be published on the web. One disadvantage of this facility is that the photos are available to a wide range of people with little control over access.
Email is a common way of sharing photographs. Email gives the sender an opportunity to control who sees the photographs. Pictures are sent in various formats and quality. Email is an easy and quick way to ensure that photos can be directed to the intended recipients.
Blogging is another method to transmit photographs. Blogs can publish photographs with text, which contextualises the images and makes them more interesting. Blogs also provide high quality reproductions. However, the photos published are available publically and access is rarely limited.
Digital photography is a booming industry. Digital cameras have made it possible for people of all abilities to produce images of high quality. These can be shared through various methods including blogs, social networks, paper publishing and digital photo frames. When publishing photographs, accessibility should be considered. Publically accessible images should not be offensive or likely to cause harm to the subjects of the pictures.