Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding why we frame, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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So you have taken the time and effort to create a good quality photographic print. The question…then becomes, what do I want to do with it?…We have a print here, it's very nicely done, it's a good black and white print.…It's immediately in danger, though, because if picked up the wrong way, like this, with…a one-handed grip, you can immediately put a small dent in the paper that lowers its intrinsic value.…Particularly, if you're dealing with quality photographs that are being sold in galleries,…a mark like that in the paper would reduce its value by at least half.…
So one thing it's important to remember is how to pick up photographs just to start with.…Always look for the long dimension and lift from the sides and let the weight of the paper…create a slight fold, and this protects it from this sort of ding.…You should never reach for a work of art on paper with a single hand.…So this brings to mind one of the concerns is denting.…Another concern you have with an un-matted photograph is soil from people's hands, we…
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