Framing Photography – Buying Frames

Framing Photography - Vanilla Dream - 11x14 in a 16x20 Frame
Framing Photography - Vanilla Dream - 11x14 in a 16x20 Frame

Vanilla Dream, 11×14 in a 16×20 frame from Black’s

One of the first things you’re going to want to do once you receive your photograph is put it out on display. The easiest and least expensive way to do that is by using pre-made frames in standard sizes, many even come with pre-cut mats so all you need to do is insert your print and hang it on the wall. This is a fairly simple task for 8×10 and 11×14 prints, but anything larger than that I truly do recommend handing over to a professional since the size can be awkward to handle and very easily get kinked or damaged. For those of you daredevils DIY’ers out there that want to try your hand at framing here are some of my favourite places to buy frames, both local and online:

As you can probably tell my favourite frame colours are black, white, and brushed silver, all with white mats. I think simple frames are timeless and fade into the background letting the artwork shine through. Make the photograph yours and frame it to match your style. And don’t forget to check out my quick reference guide for Standard Frame Sizes, you may want to keep a copy of it in your purse. Now that you see how easy it is, visit my photography shop to add more pieces to your collection.

** UPDATE – I’ve put together a little photo tutorial to show you how to mat a photograph so you can get yours up on your wall in style.

** UPDATE 2 – I asked a bunch of interior designers and home decor enthusiasts where their favourite places are to buy frames in Canada, here’s what they said >

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