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7 TECHNIQUES FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO Printing FOR YOUR HOUSE
Within the last month I set an objective to print a few of my work and use it to enhance my home. As photography enthusiasts, we make investments our time and abilities to build up our skills so that in the end we can create artwork! I love to think of prints as the icing on the wedding cake. After all the hard work, there's nothing more worthwhile than seeing your images on the net and exhibited as art!
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There are plenty of tips out there how to generate gallery walls, and how to choose the right structures for your keyword. They are important decisions that need to be made clearly as well. But since I'm a professional photographer, no interior designer, I wish to focus on deciding on the best images (that will best compliment your work) for the areas you are filling.
7 tips to help you select which images to printing for your space
They are not design rules, just recommendations from a photographer's perspective.
Develop a folder on your desktop where you save your chosen images. Be selective and only save the ones you absolutely love. In this folder create other folders to breakdown the many types of images. i.e. macro, food, lifestyle, portraits. As you edit your photographs, save your valuable favorites to these folders. This will keep them in a single sorted out place so they are no problem finding if you are ready to print. And it will save you time of time you'll normally spend on combing your archives to find the right image each time you want to printing.
Match the colors in your photos to your d?cor. This is merely a suggestion that may or might not be your style. I needed the colors in my own prints to enhance the colors of my decor. While you search your archives, either look for images which have certain complimentary shades in them, or you can transform them in Photoshop or Lightroom to complement!
The plants in these frames were actually more of a dark pink when these were photographed. I altered the tones to become more peachy and tender to complement the lampshade these were next to. You are able to do this in Lightroom in the HSL and COLOR tabs by tinkering with the hue, saturation, and luminance of the many colors in your photography.
A quick way to improve colors in Photoshop is by choosing Image, Adjustments, Color Balance in your menu. Then experiment with the color sliders for your shadows, middle tones and highlights. Make sure Conserve Luminosity is checked out.
Yet another way you can match your prints to the colors at home is to plan the next photo session with your screen area in mind. What is the look and feel of your house? Choose a session location and/or clothing that will compliment the design of your home or the room where the prints will be displayed.
When by using a collection of different coloured and textured frames, choose dark and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. Black colored & white images can also give the display a more unified look. I needed my friend Kristen from Studio7 HOME DESIGN help me choose ornamental frames & artwork for a small gallery wall in my own entry.
This is a wall that could normally go un-noticed. I wanted to carefully turn it into a focal point. I kept all my images in dark & white except the family picture in the guts. The target was to sketch the eye there first, then to the dark & white images in the outside frames. Similarly as effective would be to choose colorful images for sound black frames or solid white framessuch as this wall, also designed by my pal Kristen.
Choose larger sized prints and canvases for areas where you can view them across the room. What's the idea in producing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you can't see them unless you walk up to them?
The designs on my mantel would have to be big (at least 16x20) to be able to enjoy them from over the room. The big some may be a 22x27 inch size. I actually could have gone bigger for the space available, but I didn't want for the attractive trim-work of the complete mantel. So, naturally, consider the space you are filling when deciding how big you can go.
I also chose a more timeless, creative image of my children walking, rather an enormous portrait of your faces. This is a personal decision when i was taking a more artistic feel that travelled with the style and colors of the area. Even though our faces stay unseen, we are extremely well symbolized by the structure in the image as well as in the up close of the kids in the image next to it.
Way too many portraits around your home? Try switching a few of your images into skill using the Waterlogue app! This is a good way to use your images, but give them another look. My interior design friend recommends exhibiting art or still life/food in your kitchen, somewhat than portraits. A graphic modified through this iphone app might be a good option. Here's an example of an image turned into fine art using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to show that were taken in that one room of your home. For example, food photography in your kitchen, lifestyle images in the family room, bath images of your children in the tub displayed in the bathroom, and much more personal photographs in the bed room.
The other day I determined I needed to fill the area above a doorway in my own kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I made before I got the images:
Just how much space I needed to fill and just how many images.
Appropriate size for your space.
The style/colors that could go well in my kitchen.
How those images would look from across the room.
Because I couldn't go bigger when compared to a 10x10, I chose to use my macro zoom lens and tried to fully capture close-up textures of the berries vs. a more styled shot with atmosphere that could be harder to see from over the room.
Edit your photographs to complement the style of the space it'll be in. For example, light and airy, rich in color & comparison, dark & white, etc. Also, if you are showing images alongside one another, edit them hand and hand in your editing and enhancing program to ensure they combine well and the color is consistent from image to image.
I did this with my berries images. I changed them around in Photoshop to help me visualize how they might look hung. I segregated the blueberry image (largely blue) and the grapefruit (blue qualifications) with the yellowish pineapple in the middle so each image would stick out and look balanced next to each other.