A&P How would you frame this photo?

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  1. Marcos

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    its a 30"x20" glossy print, i shot it a few years ago and i like it, want it on the wall



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    i know its over exposed, but dont worry about the print, its done, just need frame style suggestions
     
  2. e.pie

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    I would use a picture frame, but that's just me
     
  3. IntheWorks

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    gallery style.

    black frame, white mat....
     
  4. aCab

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    Hang wire across the wall - use paper clips.
     
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    Normally I don't go for black frames, the contrast between that and the photo and the wall vs mat is usually distracting IMO but it would work with this photo well so yeah, I'd say do that as well.

    I'd do a reasonably thick mat around the print, a few inches each side at least personally, and don't forget to have it weighted (some shops don't ask). Of course, if you're doing it yourself, all the same applies.
     
  6. jared_IRL

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    weighted bottom, single white mat, 3-4".

    I'd also stay away from a thin metal black frame. Something wood, thick, maybe a really dark cherry red/black.

    Something to pick up the dark warm colors in the image
     
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    That's what I would do too, I only have one frame done in metal but the black metal fits the image (a toned B&W print on metallic paper).

    I also agree on the color choice, it needs to be dark for this, be it black or a dark reddish wood.
     
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    Go to ikea - pick one out :dunno:
     
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    Sorry I had to, typical OT style.
     
  10. Marcos

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    Cool :coold:, 3-4" of mat or frame? I had thick black wood frame in mind too

    hopefully ikea does have something suitable
     
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    Ikea stuff is nice, but they come in weird ass Swedish Sizes. :dunno:
     
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    3-4" of mat all around the picture, then frame.
     
  13. GregFarz78

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    yep 4" of mat pretty sure a 24"x34" frame is a standard size check a local craft store too you can usually find reasonable priced frames there too
     
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    Yeah stick to standard frame sizes if you can, custom framing aint cheap unless you do it yourself or have connections.
     
  15. GregFarz78

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    :werd: custom framing is $100+ easily, I'm going to start making my own I have all the tools to do it
     
  16. jared_IRL

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    Yeah, i'm in the process of building a little frame shop in my garage...

    Router table, compound saw, biscuit joiner....

    It's gonna be awesome!
     
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    I'd crop that a little better. Trim off at least a 1/2" of the black space on the bottom.
     
  18. Marcos

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    CaaaaAAAAAaaaAAAAAaaan DO!

    oh right, that means carefully cutting the print :hs:
     
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    No it doesn't, it means adjusting the window in the front mat to cover that area.
     
  20. GregFarz78

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    :werd: its not really hard to do you and can buy frame stock online by 6-8' lengths
     
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