How Not To Let Your Photos Die A Digital Death + Canon Selphy Giveaway

I cannot remember the last time I had photos printed. It’s honestly been a matter for the ‘too hard’ basket.

I must confess, hundreds of my photos have died a digital death. I snap them on my iPhone, perhaps share a few to Facebook and that’s it. If I take photos with my camera, they end up being forgotten about on the memory card until such time I have to clear the card and then move them onto my computer or hard drive. Then, once I’ve done that, they’re definitely, well…dead.

So how do you rescue your photos from being something long forgotten about? You grab a decent camera, take some great photos and print them on the spot with a Canon Selphy printer.

Canon DSLR for beginners – EOS 800D

I used Canon’s latest DSLR camera, the EOS 800D, to take these shots on Mother’s Day. I hardly did anything in terms of setting functions and the photos turned out amazingly well. I was blown away by the clarity. I was even more impressed after printing them with the Canon Selphy printer.

Canon EOS 800D unedited photo

I took this photo using natural light and the auto function on the Canon EOS 800D. I have not edited this photo.

The Canon Selphy in action

I was so impressed with the Canon Selphy printer that I had to jump onto Facebook Live and video this tiny little pocket rocket of a printer in action.

My commentary explains a few features of the printer and you can see it actually printing the photo and the photo quality. As I mention in the video, I was sceptical about the print quality but it has definitely exceeded my expectations. And the size of the printer is amazing, it’s not much bigger than my hand!

The Canon Selphy allows you to print directly from a smartphone or tablet using the Canon PRINT Inkjet/Selphy app, you can insert a memory card from your camera or you can print directly from your computer. There’s absolutely no excuse to not print photos when you have a Canon Selphy.

Canon Selphy Review

Where to buy

I learnt a little lesson with the Canon Selphy, Google first. The printer does not come with photo paper or ink and so I had to go out and buy it. My most obvious choice was to go Officeworks but, to my surprise, my local Officeworks did not stock the photo paper nor the Canon Selphy printer.

I made my way to KMart and found nothing. I tried Target and they had no photo paper in stock or the printer. Finally, my last stop was JB Hi-Fi who did sell the printer and photo paper. Places like Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and Target do say they sell it but I’d recommend checking their stock before you make your way in there.

I purchased Postcard Size Selphy Paper for $44. This box came with 108 sheets (seen below) and also included the ink.

Where to buy canon selphy paper

Win yourself a Canon Selphy!

Win a Canon Selphy
The awesome folks at Canon sent me a second Canon Selphy printer to giveaway to one VERY lucky winner.

All you have to do is follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter below, don’t forget to answer the question (found in the Rafflecopter) and leave your comment/answer.

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Disclosure: I received the Canon EOS 800D camera on loan and a Canon Selphy printer for the purpose of a review. No monetary compensation was received for this post.

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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5 Comments

  1. Michelle V
    May 23, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    My ultimate family photo shoot would be at the beach where my husband and I first saw each other almost 20 years ago!
    We continue to holiday there year after year as my in-laws have a beach house there, and it is such a peaceful place, with idyllic surroundings.. It would be perfect to capture a photo with our three daughters. Thank you for the opportunity

  2. May 24, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    Your daughter is gorgeous Eva!!

    Our perfect family portrait spot would be around Mt Coot-tha Slaughter Falls (that sounds terrible lol) but we had our wedding photos there plus my childhood family portraits were there too so it seems fitting! Plus it has some beautiful spots!

  3. Kathryn Santic
    May 27, 2017 / 10:03 am

    My ideal family photo shoot would be in our humble family home. It’s where so many of our happy memories came to be. A series of normal days, peppered with joy and worth remembering until the end.

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  5. June 14, 2017 / 6:57 am

    This camera is a great idea Eva! However the memories will still be lost unless something is done with the photos that it prints. This is where scrapbooking comes in. I have a cupboard full of albums that capture the story of our lives to date. Even at only 10, my grandson loves to look through the albums I have created for him since he was born. He has something to hold in his hands as a chronicle of his life – other than a USB stick with tens of thousands of photos on it! We need to get more people preserving memories in this way so that the visual record is not lost to future generations.