so i was getting bored and adhd about photography, so thought id obsess over using film i bought a rollei 35 t on ebay it all got me wondering "okay... how is this REALLY going to change my slump?!" the only thing i could think of was that my photos would be in my hands, not in my digital frames all over the house then i decided id have had them scanned and theyd be in the frames too... so, really... the only difference was that id have something to hold. that seemed silly but, i thought id do an experiment i went thru all my photos, and picked 3 that i thought would look good printed, not necessarily my fav photos, just 'good in print' photos... just got them in today... WOW... it was so nice to HOLD a photo i was giddy all day and running them around town to show them to family n friends everyone basically had a similar reaction something like "wow.. i saw them on flickr, but they look even better on paper!" or some such similar thing so anyways next time youre in a slump, or just bored, or... have an extra $25... lol... pick out 3 photos... print them... not 8*6 or something small and one hand-able go at least 12*9, big enuf youd use two hands to hold em try out some different papers i know Canvaspress has like 4 diff types, im sure the other guys have similar products i almost printed 1 photo 4 times just as examples of how the papers all looked but instead, i picked 3 photos that are processed differently enuf that i thought itd be interesting to see how they look different on the same paper i tried out canvaspress.com(they are coincidentally 2 blocks away, no affiliation) and their metallic paper it basically looks a lot like an aluminum print, but brighter, as its a shimmery pearly white paper, not a shimmery silver metal slab! (i still might up the exposure or brightness a TAAAAAD) i like it, and it saves a huge amount vs going full on aluminum, and gaves me a chance to see how theyd sorta look to know if i really want an aluminum version made up it also didnt hurt that the printer that handed me the photos said "wow.. some really great work there!" with eye brows raised in sincerity, no less! hehe so... GO PRINT SOMETHING!