For the 3rd consecutive year, London Drugs is proud to be a sponsor of the Capture Photography Festival, celebrating local and international lens-based artistic talent in Vancouver. The festival is devoted to exhibiting challenging and thought-provoking photography at over 50 esteemed galleries and public installations.
This year, the London Drugs Photolab printed the works of several high profile Capture exhibits, including LA-based photographer Aline Smithson’s exhibit Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography, and the News Photographers Association of Canada’s National Pictures of the Year awards exhibit.
Using the best in photofinishing equipment and innovative materials such as our Hahnemühle Fine Art Bamboo Paper, our passionate, experienced Photolab Technicians printed flawless fine art pieces hung in galleries across the city.
These fine art printing services aren’t just reserved for professionals, either. Amateurs, freelancers, and professionals alike can get museum-quality prints, using the London Drugs Photolab’s cutting-edge printing services.
It may be a difficult thing to fathom in this age of cloud storage and flash drives, but there was a time not so long ago where printing was an inseparable part of the photographic process. Back in the days of film cameras, when you took your pictures the film then needed to be developed into a negative, and all that effort was kind of pointless unless you were actually going create an actual print from the negative.
Of course, printing from negatives is not dead, by any means; it lives on thanks to lomography and other more esoteric forms of photography. Not to mention my Dad, who recently showed up to a family reunion at a beautiful resort with a disposable film camera, despite the fact that he has a brand new iPad that he knows takes amazing photos yet refuses to so much as experiment with it…but, I digress. My point is that anyone who prefers shooting film for any reason can still have it developed by the Photolab.
Autumn is a great season for photography. All those crisp, clear days, auburn skies, and of course, the turning leaves with their infinite variety of yellows, browns and reds. Winter lends itself to great photos also, especially if you live somewhere that gets a lot of snow. Bonus points for photos of sunlight refracted through icicles. Then again, there’s always spring, with rainbows aplenty and blooming foliage everywhere you look. It’s true: there really is no ‘offseason’ for photographers.
When it comes to photography, the phenomenon known as the social media wall certainly inspires some peculiar behaviour. And I’m not just referring to the subjects—because when you think about it, the photographer’s own behaviour can often be just as strange.
Think about how about ‘the wall’ has affected our behaviour as photographers. For example, take a typical day at beach, or some type of social gathering; whereas in the past we may have been content to simply capture the moment and then return to being in the moment ourselves, we now obsess about capturing the perfect shot. We badger our subjects with endless retakes, often as we simultaneously play around with different filters, screens and effects. READ MORE
In a world of quick, easy and amazing photo books, the PhotoLab may have achieved the ultimate in inexpensive convenience with Book-it.
Book-it may also represent the end of an icon: the glossy PhotoLab envelope stuffed full of loose prints. Nostalgia aside, this is not a bad thing; who wouldn’t prefer a nicely bound photo book to keep your favourite prints organized and easy to browse?
The London Drugs PhotoLab makes it easy to create photo books in a wide variety of sizes and styles. Book-it, however, requires even less effort; in fact, unlike other photo books, you don’t even need to use the PhotoLab site or software to put it together.
Here’s how Book-it works:
(1) You order a set of prints through the PhotoLab, either online, using the PC free software, or through an in-store kiosk, just like always;
(2) When picking up your prints at your London Drugs location, simply ask the PhotoLab technician to have them made into a Book-it photo book; in five minutes or less, up to 25 of your prints can be turned into an attractive 4×6″ photo book for just $4.99 plus the cost of the prints. Covers are available in either black or white.
Perfect for sharing, highly personal and inexpensive as gifts, and convenient for keeping around the house or carrying around in your purse or pack, Book-it makes it easier than ever to get your favourite images off the screen and into people’s hands.
Simply put, it is three different London Drugs exclusive Black Bordered prints with each set for only a Dollar!
Choose from one 7×9, two 4.5×6.5 or four 3.5×4.5 all for only a Dollar. Each size comes with a black border that frames your image and adds richness to the photograph and all of the black bordered prints still fit in standard sized frames.
The 7×9 fits in any frame with an 8×10 opening, the 4.5×6.5 fits into standard 5×7 frames and the 3.5×4.5 fits into any 4×6 or 4×6 collage frame.
Now it is even easier than ever to showcase your favourite images from your camera or mobile phone. And for the month of June it is even more affordable with these three unique Black Bordered prints all for only a dollar. Get started at any of the in-store kiosks at your local London Drugs.
Celebrate Photolab dollar days in store only at every London Drugs location for all of June.
*all three sizes of Black Bordered prints are available in store only on London Drugs exclusive Glossy or Pearl photographic paper. The 3.5×4.5 size is available in as little as one hour. 4.5×6.5 and 7×9 available same day.