Lots of photographers have photographs, most of which are digital on their hard disks or online in their portfolio. These photographs might be good in digital form, but they can be great on paper with shiny and vibrant colors. What is the best way to present your photographs?
There are many different ways to present and organize your photos.
#1 - One large is a statement
One wall, one photograph. The unique photo you are especially proud of deserves a place of honor. Whether a photo is printed on a large canvas or framed in a large Nielsen gallery frame. The photograph automatically becomes the center of attention.
#2 - Salon style
People often think that a salon style is a form of "organized chaos," in which many closely wrapped photographs cover almost the entire wall. The name "salon style" comes from the salons of the 18th century in Paris. Museums like the Hermitage in St. Petersburg would later accept this type of exhibition as a demonstration of stunning wealth. While this way of hanging art may ignore traditional hanging lines, there are other factors that connect art. These could be pictures that are stylistically similar, identical frames or matte plates, or pictures of a similar size. The thread that binds them together brings a degree of peace to the wall: an organization to chaos.
#3 - In a row
Whether you align your images vertically or horizontally, hanging in a row is a classic way to arrange them. If you have images of different sizes, you have two options:
1) You can align them along one of the edges or
2) You can arrange them so that the center of the image is centered along the same imaginary line
Our tip: before drilling into the wall, place your photos on the floor.
#4 - Photos hanging in a row of the edge
In our example, all photographs are placed along the top edge. While photographs can vary in length and width, the distance between images should always be the same. For best results, place the frames on the floor before hanging them on the wall.
#5 - The grid
Like a chessboard, the photos are arranged according to a strict geometric pattern. The edges of the images should be aligned along adjacent edges, and the distance between the images should be the same in all directions. The grid works best when all photographs are the same size. The same frame creates a particularly strong harmonic overall effect.
#5 - Divide your photograph into two or more parts
Three frames, one photograph. A work of art divided into more than one piece is more commonly known as a diptych or triptych. To ensure that a large image has its potential, the individual sections should be evenly aligned and have very little space between them.
Our tip: the best photos of this kind are in a ratio of 1:2, 1:3, and 1:4.
Now all that remains is to choose the best form of presentation that suits the photographs.
We offer a few different ways, how you could have beautiful printed photographs on the wall.
Your photographs can be printed on to a canvas or on photo paper. For best results, we recommend printing photographs and placing them in Nielsen frames. It's a very elegant way to present your photos.
There is no general formula for determining which photographs you should choose to hang, or rules for which photos can be combined with other photographs. However, before you hang one of your photographs on the wall, you should think about all the possibe ways and first don't forget to determine the layout.
If you are having trouble with organizing your photographs, let us know, and we can do it together.