A successful photo on 500px might give a few people five seconds of joy. A framed print in a good place will be spreading joy for years.
If you think about it, a digital photo is just a commodity. People are cranking out millions of photos every single day, some bad, but many so beautiful they take your breath away. Unless you take that one-in-a-million shot, yours will simply be browsed through along with hundreds of others, maybe get a like or a comment or two and then be forgotten forever.
A framed print is different. It will be there on the wall for you and everyone else to enjoy until you choose to take it down. And when you’re done with it, it makes a great gift.
Getting your photos printed in larger format is really simple. There are lots of companies out there on the web waiting to do the job for you. Getting a photo framed yourself can be quite challenging unless you have right tools to cut mats, framing materials and glass. But once you see your photo framed on the wall, it’ll be worth the money and effort for sure.
If you’re looking for a simpler solution, mounting your photo on foamcore can be a great alternative. It’s very simple and requires a minimum of tools and equipment. Click here for a great tutorial by Mark Wallace on just that.