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#1 jayzap96 on 5 years ago

Hi, uh, hehe.
So recently I bought a print from a cosplayer, i got them, they look great, nice a4 size, a personalised note from the cosplayer and even a couple cute book mark shaped business cards :D

But now i fact the problem... okay, I bought the photos... i supported someone in the reasonably local cosplay community.... but what the hell do i do with this now?

Dont get me wrong, i love the photos and i in no way feel like i wasted my money on these, but i just dont know what to do!? Do i frame them or is that a little creepy? Do I put them in some album for cosplay photos? Do i scan the photo for a digital copy then store the prints aside for safe keeping???

I just dont know what to do now :thumbsup:

I feel like this is something i should have thought about prior to buying, but meh, I was never that worried... its just now I have the print, i dont wanna ruin it my leaving it on my desk to get bent and stuff.

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#2 nathancarter on 5 years ago

Put it under your mattress to keep you company on those long cold lonely winter nights?

I dunno, man. Why do we buy any souvenirs or trinkets or keepsakes?

#3 Kesra on 5 years ago

Start a photo album?

#4 figment1986 on 5 years ago

[QUOTE=nathancarter;4823396]Put it under your mattress to keep you company on those long cold lonely winter nights?

I dunno, man. Why do we buy any souvenirs or trinkets or keepsakes?[/QUOTE]

:skidude2: this is like the best answer to that.

Did the cosplayer also autograph it and personalize it?

#5 SirWonderusMary on 5 years ago

I actually recently bought prints for myself and all I can say is what do you with the the art prints you buy? Do you hang them up on the wall? What about posters from magazines of models? What do you want to do with them? It's really a matter of whether you'd like it on your wall, or tucked away in a photo album.

#6 figment1986 on 5 years ago

I actually have a glossy print of some of my favorite photos i've taken, they were gonna hang on the wall for inspiration. just have not gotten around to hanging them. Too bad i can't get ahold of the models to sign them, or do a new shoot.

#7 SirWonderusMary on 5 years ago

For prints, I was thinking It'd be easier if you had something like one of those cork boards you could hang on the wall or just have leaning against it? It'd be the "inspiration" board and you could simply just use thumbtacks to tack a print up there of a cosplayer and other things that inspire you.

#8 figment1986 on 5 years ago

[QUOTE=SirWonderusMary;4824222]For prints, I was thinking It'd be easier if you had something like one of those cork boards you could hang on the wall or just have leaning against it? It'd be the "inspiration" board and you could simply just use thumbtacks to tack a print up there of a cosplayer and other things that inspire you.[/QUOTE]

That's a wonderful idea. I was planning on getting a corkbord for my office anyway. Now to just get back to shooting!

#9 TykeJack on 5 years ago

This is like buying a 10lbs bag of rice and then asking "What do I do with all of this rice?" The answer is very simple, you eat it. So what we can extract from this analogy is that you...eat the picture. Clearly.

#10 jayzap96 on 5 years ago

I expected no less from this crowd when faced with this question :D
I think i might just get a folder or big album and put anything cosplay photo related in it.
Since its not like a general photo, its a big a4 sheet.
Also gives me an excuse to go out and actually do some damn shoots already.

#11 nathancarter on 5 years ago

Physical prints are nice to have, whether it's your own work or someone else's. It sounds so cheesy and cliche to say it it, but viewing digital images on a screen just isn't the same as having a good print in your hand, or hanging on the wall.

Pro print labs aren't really that expensive any more, and printing lab-quality prints yourself at home is relatively accessible, though takes some expertise and attention to color management.

#12 Foques on 5 years ago

^
this.

the prints I get are hung on the walls.

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