Printing and keeping in 2019 / by Ian Clark

Canon Selphy CP1300

Canon Selphy CP1300

One of the things I promised myself to do more in 2019 was to print and keep more of my images, preferably in some kind of dedicated scrap book. So after Christmas I took myself off to Paperchase (now there’s a dangerous place to shop), bought myself a scrapbook, some photo corners, a nice pen and made the commitment to print and keep more over the coming year.

Fresh, untouched scrapbook…THE DREAM.

Fresh, untouched scrapbook…THE DREAM.

A pen.

A pen.


Last year I was fortunate enough to get a Canon Selphy CP1300. It’s not a professional standard printer, but it prints fairly decent 6x4 prints and is handy for printing out shots on my smartphone as well as the odd camera photo. The prints aren’t perfect, and on close inspection they don’t appear as sharp as you might like, but it’s still handy for quick and dirty printing. I probably ought to review it at some point. Let’s face it, I’m never going to get round to that, but it’s a nice thought…

Page 1: done.

Page 1: done.

So I have the gear, I just need to do it. No excuses. Print those photos, add some notes, look back on them over the course of a year and see how I’ve progressed as a photographer. Let’s see how I get on…

What are your commitments for 2019 photography-wise? Be interested to hear what you are intending to do for 2019!