Create personalized gifts using your favorite shots with the help of a photo lab
The holidays offer us the opportunity to spend time with the people who mean the most to us. But if you're anything like me, the idea of braving the local malls doesn't fill you with anything remotely resembling yuletide cheer.
As photographers, we have the ability to deliver personalized gifts using our own photographs. Images of family and friends can be reproduced on a wide variety of products that are fun and useful. Whether you go to a local lab or use an online service, you can find some creative uses for your best shots.
If you're always carrying your camera during family gatherings, you're familiar with this statement, "Oh, send me a copy of that picture." Although e-mail has made it a little easier to satisfy those requests, there's something special about getting a traditional photographic print.
Online services, such as Dale Laboratories and Imagexperts, make it easy to obtain prints without stepping out the front door. By using a computer and the Internet, we can quickly upload pictures to share online and also order prints and special items.