To wrap up the series of three films I made in collaboration with Canon (post one and post two) I wanted to write about why I get so much joy from sharing photographs with friends and loved ones. I’ve always loved sharing my photographs of my travels. When I was younger it was such a thrill to collect my pictures from the developers and I would often pin them up on my pin board or make photo albums for my family. Remember this post about the photo book I made with my Gran of my travels through Kenya? I still have it to this day, but since social media became such a central part of my life I can’t remember when I last created something with my photographs to share in this way. Well, that soon changed when the folks at Canon introduced me to their PIXMA Printing Solutions app. From phone or tablet I’m able to use the app to access my digital pictures, as well as my albums on social networks such as Facebook and Flickr and send them to print on my PIXMA MG7510 printer from anywhere in the world. Pretty cool, right?
This leads me onto the final film that I made with my lovely blogging friend, Kate Baxter from Fabric of My Life. Kate and I met around three years ago and became fast friends as we bonded over our shared love of design, travel-induced wanderlust and neon yellow. From blogging adventures in New York City to crazy event hopping during London Design Festival, Kate is always a cheerful, energising and enjoyable friend to share blogging adventures with. So it was really fun to get together a few weeks ago and film the final film in my Canon series to show the simple joys in sharing photographs with special people. Over a cuppa we talked about inspiring travel stories and I talked Kate through my memories and experiences during my Santorini travels, including the inspiring and intensely colourful Santorini sunsets. Do you ever share your photographs as prints with friends or loved ones? I’d love to hear your stories.