A&P i figured out why i never print anything...

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    cause my photos look like shit cropped to 8x10 or 11x14 :mad:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I don't think that's it.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    :nono:

    original:
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    cropped 8x10
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    i feel like i'm losing half my image :hs:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Ok, that's it.
     
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    all i have to work with are 8x10 and 11x14 hand me downs from my mom.
     
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    then don't crop and just have a white border... which you can always trim off ?
     
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    have fun framing :sad2:
     
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    open photoshop
    make large canvas
    copy paste photo into canvas with blank borders around
    ?????
    profit
     
  9. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    i dont follow what you guys are saying.
     
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    like this:

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    Say the whole print is 11X14, but the image is (center pic) is smaller and uncropped
     
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    the frames are 11x14 and there is a white matte with a cutout for an 8x10 print

    or, the other frames are 20x16 and there is a white matte with a cutout for an 11x14 print

    you follow?
     
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    matte board cutter ftw

    Or just buy new mattes. :mamoru:
     
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    if they are shots you really like and feel it would be worth it, you might consider having custom frames made. or make them yourself :hs:
     
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    then there is an uneven amount of white space on the 4 sides, which looks dumb to me, especially in frames this size.

    yeah. one day I will- can't afford $50-100 frames at the moment.
     
  15. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Or you know, you could just print 8x12's...
     
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    dont have 8x12 frames
     
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    well then give me your frames, i'll put them to good use. I have to shoot 6x7 medium format and print them in 8x10 - those frames would work perfect. :bigthumb:
     
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    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Then get them? I hate 8*10's, all I'll get printed is 8*12's.
     
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    Feel your pain. I was REALLY upset when I forced to print on an 8x10.
     
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    its ok. I'll buy some 8x12's next go round. for now I'm just excited to have some art for the walls. got some really awesome shots coming :bigok:

    ordered 11 metallic prints ranging from 8x10 to 11x14
     
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    I'm having a hard time with this decision.. I just moved 4 days ago into my new place.. is it a bit weird to have your own photography on your walls?

    I've been goin back and forth for a few days about this :sad2:
     
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    Why would it be? I'd rather have my own work on my walls than someone elses. :dunno:
     
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    I feel the same way. I don't have any of my own prints on my walls. I prefer to be surrounded by what I aspire to accomplish, not revel in what I have already accomplished.

    But of course, I do not have Ansel Adams prints on my walls either. :o
     
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    That's because you couldn't afford any :dunno:
     
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    Just seems a bit weird to me.
     

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