There are so many options for printing and displaying your images, and the great thing is that you don't really need to think about shooting with your camera in a different way, says Helen.
"Don't think in terms of shooting for print, because that's where you start to put up barriers," she explains. "Print the pictures that make you smile and if they're not technically perfect, it doesn't really matter. It's more important to have the moments that bring you joy on your wall."
If you're planning to print your images at a large size, though, what is important is using a suitable camera. The dots of ink that a photo printer lays down on paper don't correspond one-to-one with pixels in the image, but a good rule of thumb is to allow at least 300 pixels per inch for a photo-quality 300dpi print. So for an A3 print (16.54x11.69 inches) you'll need an image at least around 4,962x3,507 pixels or 17MP. Generally, a higher megapixel count will yield finer quality prints.
"If you know you'll want to print something big, then use the best camera you've got available to you, because that will give the best scope in terms of enlargement and the highest quality image," says Helen. Make sure you set it to the highest quality setting. "Try and shoot when the light is good too, because poor lighting will show up more in print."