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What does a Photo feel like?

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Looking back I remember spending hours looking at my parents photo albums. For many, like me, this act of reminiscing though old photographs is a distant memory. What is more saddening, is the fact that the ability to print photos is even more convenient to the public then it ever was. Why is this fact saddening you ask...because even though we have this convenience, we for some reason, just don't print our photos. 

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A while back, I was given an old polaroid land camera, and at that point, thought that film for this type of camera was no longer made. Just recently I was corrected on this notion, and went online to buy 2 packs of FP-3000B (Black and White instant FIlm). 

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Whats the point of this post you ask? My point is this, as people documenting our lives through the use of cameras, we should print out our photos. There is something special about physically holding a photo that no digital photo on a LCD screen match. 

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Now don't get me wrong I am not saying that we should go to the local Walmart and print out every photo that we have ever taken. If that were the case, we would be there forever! What I am saying, or should I say challenging, is that we should print a few photos from every life event we capture.

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