Few professions have as many reasons to embrace printed materials as photographers do. Even though computers have made photography easier and more accessible than ever before, the history associated with holding an actual picture in one's hands makes printed pamphlets, booklets and posters some of the most highly sought-after promotional materials that photographers can buy.
One of the most important attributes that printed materials offer is a photograph or series of photographs themselves. When viewed on a computer, pictures can be saved, copied, re-oriented and manipulated many different ways to suit the user. On the other hand, printed materials give complete control to the photographer. She will be able to choose how things are arranged and what size they will appear.
Printed materials also offer the chance for photographers to get the credit that they deserve, which can often elude them online. The internet is rife with beautiful pictures that have been seen, copied, posted, re-posted and taken out of context to the point where no one can figure out who the artist responsible for it is. A pamphlet will have all of the information necessary to credit a photographer, as well as additional pictures and contact information.