Whether it is a work by an artist that conveys a lot to you, of great sentimental value, or merely decorative, photography is one of the elements most likely to be framed. When framing a photo, there are many factors to take into account to achieve the best result.
From Nomadart we want to share with you a series of tips that will be very useful when framing a photograph, although you already know that if you purchase photographic work in our gallery you will always receive your work framed in optimal conditions and following the best recommendations. Shall we start?
Tip 1: Choose a molding that does not detract from the work.
It is recommended that the frame be monochromatic , with no over-the-top patterns or elements to ensure that the photo conveys the artist's implied message. In addition, in this way we will ensure that all the attention is focused on the photograph.
The decorative style of the room where the photograph will be placed should also be taken into account. If it is a more rustic or classic style, it will be better to opt for a wooden frame; If it is a modern style, you can also opt for a monochrome molding.
Generally, if the photograph is in black and white , the frame and passe-partout (if any) will be in black and white as well. In this way, the harmony of the work is respected and complements it perfectly, without attracting attention.
However, in the case of color photographs , it is more difficult to speak in general terms. We will hit the molding as long as we keep in mind the first advice that we have raised.
Tip 2: Protect the photo properly
Given the tendency of photographic paper to curl, it is highly recommended to laminate your photos before framing them. This technique consists of mounting the photograph on foam board and applying a matte or glossy film to it that will protect it from water, abrasion and other possible damage.
Contact of photographic paper with glass should always be avoided. In this way, its deterioration and the effect known as " Newton rings " in the contact areas will be prevented.
Tip 3: Always pay attention to the Trends.
Laminated and framed photographs are on trend. You can take a look at what we have in our catalogue. You will see how they bring to your home a much fresher and more modern style.
If you have any questions about how you should frame a photograph, count on our professional advice through the contact section of our website. See you soon!