Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Using lasers for precision, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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Our challenge here is to mount a photograph in this space that will exactly mirror the…photograph we have already hung on the other side.…It's made more difficult by the fact that in this old house the floor and the ceilings…aren't always level, and the art needs to be.…So I don't have a reference point to work from.…That brings us to one of our most helpful tools, the laser level.…You have seen me use this tool before, most particularly as we were hanging the exhibition at Quartz Mountain.…It was what enabled me to go down my whole length of that wall covering about 30 feet…with the exhibit, and have everything exactly even along both the top and the bottom rows.…
I wanted to take a minute to tell you a little bit more about exactly what this tool does…and how much of a help it can be for you.…This particular one has two functions, it works as a stud finder and a laser level.…The stud finding feature may be handy if you're ever hanging something extremely heavy.…You make a selection as to whether you're working for wood or metal studs, and then…
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