How To Mount Your Own Photographs

Whether you are an amateur photographer or a seasoned professional, you will appreciate that properly mounted photographs look fantastic. While anybody can stick a printed photograph into an album or into a frame, taking a little extra time with mounting can produce great results. Here is a step-by-step guide to displaying your favourite shots.

If you walk into any art gallery displaying photographs, you’ll notice that the pictures are mounted on a background of white or black cardboard, framing it in at least 3 or 4 inches of blank space. This is a trick which is used by professional artists to draw attention to a piece of art and increase its impact. In order to recreate this effect you will need your printed photograph, a picture frame that is significantly larger than the photo, white or black cardboard, and thin double sided adhesive tape.

The first thing to do is to ensure that your cardboard fits precisely within the frame. Use scissors if necessary, but make sure that you don’t cut it to small otherwise this will show behind the glass. Then position the photograph in such a way that it is even and level. It’s a good idea to use a pencil to make very light marks on the card to use as a guide. Next use small squares of double sided adhesive tape to fix the photograph onto your card. The whole item is now ready to place behind the glass inside your picture frame.

These simple steps really make your favourite photographs stand out, making them a pleasure to look at and also increasing your chances of selling them if you are a professional photographer. The best picture frames to use for your photographs are simple designs that will not detract from the focal point, with slim black or white frames providing a sleek and modern look.