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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.

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Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.

27 Comments

  1. So fun to print some pictures right away, even before getting home from your trip. It’s so much nicer to flip through a real album or gift a nice frame with a memorable picture than simply another digital picture stocked on your hard drive. Oh and you’re so right when you suggest that more companies should propose these devices in white as they’re prettier to fit into our homes! Such a design frustration 😉 this Canon one looks nice though!

    • @Judith – I totally agree. I have some albums from family holidays from when I was a kid that I still look back over now, whereas I hardly ever look through old digital photos. And, yes, white tech products are so much nicer than the usual big black boxes! This printer has a subtle pearlescent shimmer to it as well – fancy!

  2. so cool! printed foto’s i miss them so much. we always make our year book to have a good look at the wonderful highlights of the past year. it’s impossible to print everthing, but i agree i should print more pictures.
    we have so many photobooks and it’s always a feast to browse and let in al the good memories 🙂
    i would love the jump into these Santorine prints. i’m looking forward to see some Barcelona stuff 😉 cheers!

    • @Ingrid – Ah, yes, I remember your amazing photo books! Such a lovely way to remember an inspiring trip! Lots to come from Barcelona! 😉

  3. You have managed to make the light look almost ethereal in your photos… so soft and golden… wow!

  4. Thank you for sharing these incredible pictures!! I like to use my own pictures for Christmas cards as a personal touch for friends and family.

  5. Seriously awesome shots, looks so picturesque there, I adore it all. Happy day Will, glad you brought me some sunshine from your pics, here it’s raining cats and dogs.
    Ax

  6. Hi Will! Those images are pure joy! You should think about setting up a shop, I am pretty sure you’d have great success! Who wouldn’t like to have a bit of golden hour sunshine during the year around on a wall? xx

  7. These photos are stunning! Photos make both wonderful mementos and gifts for others – totally agree!

  8. gasp, the colors in these photos are absolutely stunning! my mom spent quite a bit of time in santorini when she was in her late 20’s and i have a few of her watercolors that she painted when she was there…looks like it hasn’t changed a bit 🙂

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://dreamsinhd.blogspot.com/

  9. Oh my, just how totally super cute is that film of you & Kate?
    Too super duper cute – that’s what!

  10. these photos are just amazing… I would love to visit santorini. (and this post reminds me that I need to print more of my photos.) have a wonderful day, will!

  11. Wow Will, I’m seriously impressed by your stunning pictures! As I always am. 🙂 I totally love the colours, the feel and the views… Just absolutely beautiful! Santorini looks like a wonderful place to visit.
    And I totally agree with Geraldine too – you both are so cute in the film! Totally loving it! 🙂
    About the pictures: I guess I’m the same as you – I always love going through any photo album, it has something to do with my curious nature. 😉 Especially travel albums or baby albums are always great to flip through over and over again…
    That being said… I still have to compose my travel photo album of our road trip to the USA back in 2009. Haha! I will eventually, I just need some extra time…
    Have a great day Will and sending you big hugs,
    Inge x

  12. Love the photography on your post Will, the colours and tones are just stunning. Just read your feature about Munich in The Simple Things as well – I’ve never been there before but you’ve really inspired me to try it out 🙂

  13. Yes! Love prints, albums and photo books. We have lots of framed photos around the house, and I have a big mirror which is gradually getting covered with snap shots of friends or holidays or fun things. These photos are gorgeous, I’m adding santorini to my list of places to visit!

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.