In almost every location, the postcards are always there – displaying the beautiful view, the bounty they are proud of, and the lovely people in that place. Not every photo can be turned into a postcard – it has to be captured in its flattering side and a captivating landscape.
Some photographers turn their masterpieces into postcards and eventually sell them in the market for the tourists – they are probably the cheapest and the warming way to send your thoughts to your family back home.
But with this current age, a postcard seems to be dying – the age of smartphones and internet has left a bundle of cards on the shelf and left to accumulate dust. But with a current trend on the vintage theme, it has started to garner its popularity back from tourists who appreciates a great postcard. Photographers should consider turning their photographs into postcards and let them be known through their work.
How does it help photographers?
Aside from shedding light into their style of photography and their beautiful masterpiece, it’s the best way to get their name out there. When a photo is really striking, a tourist is bound to pick it up from the shelf and have a look at it. Depending on the print quality and the paper used, the possibility of selling these is higher.
People nowadays collect postcards from their friends and their own travels and use them to decorate their rooms. Sometimes it becomes a conversation piece whenever there are guests over – and the letters written at the back can be a way to reminisce over the last travel you had. Postcards immortalize that feeling in pleasant photographs.
How the vintage trend became a success for photographers
Since more and more people begin to realise that the postcards are more warming to send your thoughts and feelings to, people began to do it. Whether they send it through mail or give it to them personally, the concept of a handwritten letter at the back makes them feel special and more authentic. Photographers who took these photos gets rewarded with recognition they need and their masterpieces are scattered across the globe.
While buying a postcard doesn’t seem much, it actually extends help to those who made it. It makes them feel needed, gives them a drive for a more healthy business, and inspire them to make more. But at the end of the day, the quality of the postcard matters. It has to be a good photo, carefully curated, and a great paper material and printing service to preserve the colours and the originality.
Postcards are a great and somewhat a humble way of bragging that you have been there. It’s a great way to show where you have been and a way to share stories. It’s a way to preserve memories and collect these in one convenient album. It may seem like an outdated way to show off your travels, but if kept properly, it never gets lost!