We can go a bit overboard when it comes to capturing our travels on film. It’s so easy to snap away on tour, only to leave all the images hidden away on a SIM card or a folder on our computer—but there’s so much more to do with these precious travel photos! Read on for our 5 favorite ways to showcase our favorite shots.
Create canvas art
There are a few companies on the web, such as Zazzle and Easy Canvas Prints, which can produce quality canvas artwork out of your personal photos. Simply provide your preferred picture and the desired size for the final product. Some sites even offer retouching to fix red-eye, brighten your image, enhance the colors or even remove photo-bombers.
Start a blog or website
Creating your own website is a great way to share photos and travel stories under one URL that you can share with friends and family. WordPress is a popular free blogging platform that allows you to choose a customizable template that enables you to create a professional-looking blog while still having some flexibility and personalization. We also like Weebly, which features a drag-and-drop website building process that makes it easy to get the look you want.
Go right from phone to frame
It can be hard to take the time to get your photos developed, but with a smartphone printer it’s super easy to print photos instantly. We like this smartphone printer from Fujifilm that connects to your smartphone or tablet via WiFi to print your photos without the added step of uploading to a computer.
Create an album
Whether you keep it digital or have a print copy created, custom photo books from sites like Blurb and Mixbook are easy to design and share with friends and family. Just upload your photos and choose a template. You can share a link instantly or order a beautiful bound book featuring all your favorite personal photos.
Make a photo calendar
Enjoy your travel photos year-round by making a custom photo calendar. Websites like Snapfish and Kodak allow you to pick from a variety of calendar templates and styles, upload photos and print. Calendars can make great gifts, so consider printing copies for friends, family or fellow travelers.
How do you share and enjoy your photos after you get back from tour? Share your tips in the comments!