Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting a frame, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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We have made it back from Quartz Mountain to my shop here in Norman.…I work out of my home and have done an extensive remodel in order to be able to accomplish…the tasks of the framing business.…One souvenir I did bring back from Quartz Mountain is a little bit of a sore throat.…So bear with me if my voice comes and goes while we do the next few movies.…I want to talk to you about the options that are available to you when you start to select a frame.…I think everybody has picked an easel backed frame, those are the ones that you line up…on your mantle piece, or table top, typically showing family portraits.…
We have got a few examples here that come in varying sizes from typical 4x6, 5x7, I…think we have a 8x10 one over here.…They generally function with a series of latching mechanisms that will hold a hinged back in…place or removable back in place, and you just insert the art in the back, and we'll…go over some important techniques to do that properly in a little bit.…One thing I suggest you look forward in easel backs, notice there is a strap here that connects…
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