Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Lighting your work, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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So now that you have learned all the different techniques for hanging your work on the wall,…and it's the final and one of the more important considerations is thinking about lighting the work.…What we have done here, we are back in my living room, and as I started to build and art…collection, I felt the lighting here was really inadequate to the task.…And I found at one of the local home improvement stores a set of low-voltage gallery lights…that operates off a transformer that runs power to these two wires and then has a series…of clip-on fixtures that clip to those two wires that carry the juice, the bulb makes…the connection, and it comes a set of five positionable lights that mount on this system.…
When I decided to install it, I looked at what I had to work with and essentially we're…looking a remodeling install. So I first analyzed on my wall here.…This was the existing switch for the sconces that were in the room.…I knew I could pull power from it.…So I got my stud finder and checked to make sure where studs were in this wall and realize…
The course begins with an overview of framing concepts, terms, and tools and then shows how to choose and work with the various components of a framed print: matboard, frame, glazing, wire hangers, and more. The course also examines the issues and creative options behind hanging an exhibit, whether in a gallery or in a home.
- Conversing with a framer
- Selecting a mat and a frame
- Deciding on window size
- Using a handheld or production mat cutter
- Mounting art
- Cutting glass
- Assembling frames
- Hanging photographs in groups
- Hanging photographs on different surfaces