DIYframing Working with Photo Clubs: FOCUS Feature

Working with Photo ClubsFocus on Imaging 2013 will be the first time that DIYframing is offering its expertise to Photography / Camera clubs as a clear package.  In the past, it has been an informal arrangement that has worked out reasonably well and been relatively successful.

But at Focus 2011, a chance conversation provided the catalyst for devising a specific package of information and demonstration about picture framing, to suit the time scale, venue and membership of a “typical” camera club. The company decided to use this as a model for two more sessions, this time at their All About Framing HQ in High Wycombe. All of these were incredibly well received and continue to provide DIYframing with some highly useful contacts within the photographic community.

Rather than leave things to chance, DIYframing is officially launching this service by inviting members of camera clubs or photographic societies (committee or general membership) to take time to visit their stand. They can provide you with some information for your group and you can register an interest in a visit from DIYframing.

The core of what is on offer is an evening about “The Art of Presenting Photography”. The focus is mainly about using mounts to display images to their best effect: a typical programme will cover:


  • Presenting PhotographyMount design, proportion and planning: competition / exhibition demands; image shape & proportion; mount proportions; making a Hinge Mount System; mount board options – textured whites / creams, black core, extra thick board etc
  • Working with mount colours and cutting styles: making a double mount; layers & shadows; making a deep bevel mount
  • Clean Design: working with a variety of moulding profiles and “finishes”, combined with varying mount cutting techniques to provide distinctive framing.


All of this fits into a typical 2 hour club night with, of course, the vital break for coffee midway!

There’s a whole suite of other content that can be tailored to suit, such as practical demonstrations of picture framing, the kit needed and what it does.

In just 14 months, there have been 8 further sessions for clubs all around the UK, from Northampton to Andover. For those near enough to the main centre at High Wycombe, there is the added bonus of being able to stay after hours for a look around the showroom and a few bargain buys.

In making this an official “training package”, DIYframing is confident that there will be a strong uptake: make sure your club gets a look in on stand Q15

Posted on: 28 Feb 2013@07:44:03, updated on: 28 Feb 2013@07:44:03.