Framing Photography - A New Year's Resolution?
What is more exciting than being able to use your own artwork to decorate your home? At one time it was only the traditional media such as paints, pastels, charcoal, sketching and needlecraft where hobbies could be taken further without highly specialised facilities. With the advent of digital photography, the need to set aside specialised work areas and learn the skills of darkroom work have diminished. Better quality digital cameras and accessible imaging software mean that more, expert amateur photographers are joining the ranks of the professionals in taking control of their artwork.
Now individuals are looking to make their photographic images distinctive, unique and have more visual impact. The fact that it is easily possible to have images printed onto canvas makes a further photographic "art-form" more accessible. So there is always a queue of photographers wanting to find out about:
- how to present and market their own photography
- how to prepare work for competition;
- specialised materials available;
- mounting work for direct sales;
- tools needed for mount cutting
- adding a bit of extra "drama" through framing to make your
- how to make work stand out from the rest.
Photography Framing Specials have really hit the mark over the last 14 months. Courses have run all around the country. Some of our very first students are now up and running, marketing their own photography as well as providing a bespoke framing service.
The next available framing photography days in the New Year will be:
Manchester: January 27th & 28th 2007.
There are a few places still left, so if you want to make a real difference to the start of a New Year, why not give us a ring or contact firstname.lastname@example.org Read on for further details.
In addition to the normal programme of activity covered in the two courses, BASICS OF FRAMING and MOUNT CUTTING & DECORATION, On the Photography Framing
Specials we take account of:
- specialist boards used for flat mounting
- using a hinge mount as a means of protecting and supporting your prints
- using the aperture of the mount to create a dynamic view
- using black core mountboard
- looking at appropriate moulding styles for photography
- making good colour choices when mounting your prints;
- using texture and neutral colours to best effect when
- working with mounts for black and white photography;
- what sort of mountcutting systems are ideally suited to mounting photographs;
- packaging mounted photographs for direct sale or preparing a portfolio of work to illustrate framed pieces;
Of course, over the two days you will still complete a series of practical tasks, so you will leave with:
- a framed photograph
- a series of mounts, cut in different styles
- at least one mounted and packaged photo ready for sale (or framing)
- an example of a multiple opening mount
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