Posts with tag: "Print What Matters"

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Welcome to the Life in Pixels Photography blog! We are a maternity, newborn, children, and family portrait photography studio located in Bridgewater, NJ. Our clients are spread out throughout New Jersey, as well as NYC and eastern Pennsylvania, and we are available for both in-studio and on-location portrait sessions.

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Caring For Your Art - How to Protect Prints, Albums, and More
Friday, November 24, 2017
Caring For Your Art - How to Protect Prints, Albums, and More

At Life in Pixels, we believe strongly in the importance of quality portrait art that can be cherished for generations. While we do our best to only rely on some of the most reputable labs around, once you receive your finished art, it becomes your responsibility to care for it and ensure that it remains just as breathtaking as the day you first saw it. Caring for your art doesn't have to be daunting and time consuming, but ensuring that you care for it properly will help protect your investment and the look and quality of the piece. Depending on what products you end up with, the care instructions will differ, which is why we decided to put together this blog post to ensure that you know how to care for each individual piece of portrait art. Basic Care Instructions for Your ArtWhile we ensure that we only order products from quality labs that meet our high expectations, it is important that you know how to care for your photographs so that they remain in good condition for as long as possible. If handled properly, your art should last your whole lifetime, and even your children's' lifetime. Maintaining a suitable environment for your art is the first thing you should do to protect it from external factors that can cause damage- such as humidity, heat, and extreme temperature fluctuations. The ideal storage conditions for most photographs is around 86 ...

Need Your Digital Photographs Printed? We Can Do That!
Monday, July 31, 2017
Caring For Your Art - How to Protect Prints, Albums, and More

At Life in Pixels Photography, we always strive first and foremost to ensure that everyone has access to the quality photographs they deserve--the special and unique captures that are unique in preserving timeless memories for generations to come. This is why we would like to formally announce a service that we have been informally and by request offering for quite awhile now--professional post-production and print services, whether the photograph was captured by us or not. We understand that not every photographer offers the same products, or even works the same way we do--thus is the nature of any business. We also understand that very often these precious memories we would like preserved more often than not happen when a seasoned professional is not around--spontaneity is one of the many elements that professional photographers everywhere constantly innovate new ways to create when we need it to. Often a relative or friend with a camera captures these images, which then become digital files. However, one of the benefits of being a highly trained professional photographer is the extent of our knowledge in post-production by means of programs such as PhotoShop. We can very often clean up, digitally enhance, and otherwise professional-ize images taken with any camera--including most camera phones. We will always be up front with our clients ahead of time--we can ...

The Ever Changing World of Technology and Its Impact On Photography
Monday, June 12, 2017
Caring For Your Art - How to Protect Prints, Albums, and More

Since its onset, photography has been forced to constantly evolve to keep up with the ever-growing demand for enhanced technology. Unfortunately, technology too often tends to move at a much faster pace than most photographers--or their clients--can keep up with. This can lead to missing moments, memories, and often the last remnants of loved ones since lost.During Apple's annual keynote address, a very large announcement was made that has the potential to send shock waves through the photography community. Although the very popular JPEG files will remain a standby for the foreseeable future, they could soon be obsolete. Apple has released plans for iOS 11 that include photographs being both captured and stored in HEIF format--as opposed to, not in addition to, the most popular digital imaging format in existence today.This can prove incredibly problematic for the millions and millions of stored photographs across the multitude of platforms that now exist. Consider all the implications of a shift in formats--even only on new Apple devices. For around thirty years Apple has lead the way in the technological field. In the last fifteen years, even a giant with name recognition such as Microsoft has often rather swiftly followed in Apple's footsteps. It is only a matter of time before the rest of the technology manufacturers follow suit and embrace the highly efficient HEIF ...

Preserving Precious Moments Through Portrait Photography
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Caring For Your Art - How to Protect Prints, Albums, and More

As family portrait photographers, we spend most of our time photographing and editing portraits of other people's families and children. Obviously, we do our best to document as much of our own family's life as is possible, but there is only so much time in the day, and unfortunately, documenting our own family isn't what pays the bills. Don't get us wrong, we do have a home that is covered in our own artwork, showcasing our own family, but as people who do this for a living, we are rarely able to document all of the moments we want preserved.See, that is what our work is all about. Life in Pixels Photography was created to document moments your family wants preserved for generations. We don't consider ourselves takers of pictures, but rather memory preservationists. That distinction is very important to us. A snapshot can be cute and make you smile, but does it tug at your heart strings, bringing you back to that exact moment in time?That is our goal. We try our hardest to capture our clients in a way that accurately expresses who they are, what their personalities are, and how they relate with one another IN THAT MOMENT.Because as we all know, people change, relationships change, and while maybe right now you and one of your kids aren't as close as you would like to be, sometimes documenting this time is a great way to look back in ten years and see just ...

The Importance of Printing Your Photographs
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Caring For Your Art - How to Protect Prints, Albums, and More

Our world is becoming more and more technologically advanced. With these advancements, we are quickly forgetting about life before technology. Most photos are taken with phones instead of computers, and are stored on computers or uploaded into the cloud. While I think that technology is amazing, I also think it is important to not lose sight of life before technology. The photo above is just one of the walls in my living room, and it is covered in prints. I am a millennial, yes, but I am also a mother, and I want to cover my whole home in photos of my family and loved ones. Unfortunately, I am a minority in that respect. Most people do not print their photos. Those who do may print one or two photos every few years, but that's it. There are way too many people who prefer the convenience of digital images, and I can assure you that the day will come where you can't find a single print photograph of a loved one, and your heart will sink.When I was young, I used to love going through family photographs with my mom, my grandma, and my aunt. In 1996, my aunt passed away from cancer. I was extremely close with her and if it hadn't been for the print photographs of us, I would have nothing tangible to help me remember her. This post isn't some lame way to convince you to order prints through me. Truth is, I don't care where you print your photos. Sure, I do use ...