Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding standard vs. custom mats, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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Another consideration in the matting process is making a decision between working with…standard or custom sizes.…There are whole series of standard sizes for mattes, frames, and glass that you probably…know a few, the by 5x7, the 8x10.…I imagine you have some easel back frames somewhere in the home with some photographs of those sizes.…There's a whole array of standard sizes running from 5x7 all the way up to 32x40 inches.…You might consider when making your photographs working towards standard sizes because they…can help you with budgetary concerns.…
There is a vast array of ready-made frames, precut glass, precut mattes that work towards…the standard sizes.…Something you need to keep in mind though, most of the standard sizes were based on dimensions…of old sheet film cameras.…5x7 cameras, 8x10 cameras, those were common sizes and lot of these standard size frames…relate to that rather than the size of the chip in your digital camera.…Sensor size proportionately does not match many of the standard sizes well.…
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