It’s a frequent question at Photofocus. It goes something like this: “When I crop an image to look the way I want, it often doesn’t fit in a standard frame. What should I do?” My answer is simple – ignore the standard frame sizes. Shooting in standard aspect ratios like 4×5 (which will in turn […]

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A shadowbox frame featuring a hinged inkjet print by photographer James Nicholls. In this case, the edges of the print have been carefully torn to create a deckled edge, and it floats inside the frame, which gives it a very interesting look and feel. Photo (c) Andrew Darlow Post by Andrew Darlow – Follow Andrew […]

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If you’re going to do your own printing and framing, realize that it’s an art. I confess to not being very good at framing. But I have some excellent framers who work for me and they offer a few short tips. The biggest problem with framing your own prints typically comes from improperly curing them. […]

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If you want to learn to frame, start by taking classes, and consider education to be an ongoing process. Just as it is in the photo industry, technology in custom framing is always changing. These tips assume you are framing an inkjet print: Wear gloves and use a sneeze guard! Any tiny droplet of moisture […]

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