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Making the Most of Your Holiday Snaps

Nowadays, we’re all amateur photographers. With high quality cameras becoming increasingly affordable, the majority of us own a digital camera and we spend a large proportion of our holidays scouring our destination for the ‘perfect shot’.

Sometimes our efforts produce some genuinely impressive photographs, so much so that we even surprise ourselves with the beauty we’ve managed to capture in our photos. We make plans to have our photos printed and framed as soon as we’re back from our holiday, to celebrate how great our artistic achievements are.

However, we’re all guilty of getting home and shoving the camera – and the photos on it – in a drawer, where it collects dust until the next time we pack our bags to head off on holiday.

If you’re struggling to come up with original ideas for things to do with your holiday snaps, or if all you seem to do is print your images and store them out of sight in a photo album, take a look at some of these ideas to inspire you to make the most of your photos.

Artwork

If you think that some of your photos are worthy of being called art, why not do them justice by turning them into a unique design feature of your home?

Canvas printing, which can be ordered online from Jessops Photo, is a fantastic way of creating a unique piece of artwork that you can be proud to call your own. Making a canvas from a favourite image, whether it’s of the Yorkshire dales, the Scottish Highlands or the Cornish coast, will give you a wonderful piece of artwork that will be a pleasant reminder of a wonderful holiday.

Personalised Stamps

These day, it’s not just the Queen that gets to grace the front of envelopes! Royal Mail create personalised stamps, which are a fantastic way of using up your holiday photos.

Use a stamp made from a photo of your favourite landscape shot to give a unique quality to a birthday or Christmas card. Writing a letter to a friend or relative, telling them about your recent holiday, is a lovely and personal way of keeping in touch. Finish it off with a stamp made from a family snapshot taken in front of a famous site that you’ve visited on your travels, for that extra touch that the person receiving your letter will just love!

Sell your Snaps

It may have never occurred to you, but there may be someone out there who’s willing to pay for the images you captured on your last holiday.

Sites like Photobox allow you to create an online gallery of your photos, which potential customers can browse through and make an offer on images they like. We’re not talking hundreds of pounds per image here – you can expect to make around 80p for every photo that you sell – but the satisfaction you’ll get from the knowledge that someone loved your photo enough to buy it is a great feeling.

Don’t let your beautiful holiday photos go to waste in a drawer. If you took the time to capture an image of something, then the end result should reflect the passion involved in creating that photo. Doing something worthwhile with your holiday photos, like making a piece of artwork, will be a lovely reminder of your fantastic holiday and will show off your skills as a photographer!

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