Most of us have hung a picture a time or two and we all know it’s not all that difficult, but there are some special considerations to account for to ensure the perfect wall display placement of canvas prints.
First of all, take into account the size of the print and don’t place a small canvas on a large bare wall and conversely try not to hang a large print on a small wall.
Next, if you so choose you can use photo inspiration to match your color palette within the print to your decorating motif and wall color scheme.
Lastly, try to line up the print with a door or window in order to accentuate the basic lines of the room, if this is not possible then try to hang the canvas print at eye level (around 57 inches from the floor).
Now, to calculate the exact spot where you want to hang the print. Place your print against the wall in your preferred location and make a small pencil mark on the wall at the very top and center of the print. When you turn your canvas over you will see the hanging mechanism, now measure the distance from the top of the canvas frame to the hanging tab then mark that distance on the wall below the previous mark that you made while holding up the canvas print in position on the wall.
Now you are ready to secure your hanging device on the wall (nail, screw or other hanging implement). Next, place the print on the wall and stand back to make sure it is level (adjust as needed). If you have multiple prints, grouping pictures can be a unique way of displaying them. Grouping photos can almost tell a story, so don’t be afraid to place other pictures on either side. By following these simple tips you will be guaranteed to get the most satisfaction from your canvas print.
So you may not be Ansel Adams but anyone can take impressive shots with a camera (whether amateur or professional). Nowadays with the ease of using a digital camera it adds so much convenience to our everyday lives. All you have to do is upload it to the photo site, select any options that you want for your canvas print and voila homemade art work that looks professional (and probably has more meaning too)! No longer do you have to dust off the old 35mm, take enough shots to fill up the 24 roll exposure film and then take it down to the local print processing center and wait for the turnaround service of an hour photo development before you get to see the finished product of your photography work. Thank goodness for modern day conveniences, right?
So here are just a few ideas to get you started on creating a one of a kind masterpiece.
- First off, get inspired. Find an object, person or place that sparks something inside you, something that you could envision having on your wall as artwork adorning the walls of your home sweet home.
- Draw the eye into the picture by using a main focal point in the photo.
- Present a sense of layers and depth. For example if something is in the foreground of the photograph it conveys a sense of dimension within the photo.
- Frame your shots: An archway is an example of telling a story through architecture. Or include some foliage in the foreground of a shot to convey a sense of nature and being outdoors.
- Use perspective in the shot you take. An instance of this is shooting from up high and looking down at the subject that you want to capture.
- Another element to consider in photography is that you don’t always have to fill the entire frame of the photo with the subject, sometimes it is what you leave out of the image that makes it that more special.
- Don’t make the image too busy. If you have too many points of interest it leaves the print feeling more complicated than what it needs to be.
- Color is your friend, use it to your advantage and play off it.
Canvas prints can add a finishing touch to any space. Even if you only use a few of the above photography tips you will be sure to have a masterpiece to feature on your wall for years to come. Happy photographing!