If you have ever been looking for that perfect artistic photo to put on your wall, you know how hard it is to find a perfect match that with resonate with your home. Why not make one yourself? You don’t have to be a professional photographer to do that, the technology does all the work. You can take beautiful pictures on your vacation or capture unique family moments and print pieces of art that will make others envy you. Here are a few tips on how you too can make stunning photographic arrangements that won’t only be interesting but also look great on your wall.
Design an Interesting Mat
An important element of hanging a photo on the wall is the mat. Mat is a background that your picture rests on within the frame, so it makes a sort of border area between the actual photo and the frame. A mat is a whole new canvas that can give a completely new tone to the photo. You can match the mat to the designs in your home. For example you can take a photo of a decorative detail like a latticework or a tile pattern and use it as a mat for all the photos in the room. It’s important to remember that if you are sampling a detail that has straight lines, you should use a tripod and stabilize the camera.
Or Sample it from the Photo
Another technique of creating a visually catching mat is to sample it from the actual image that you want to frame. The repeating pattern should look more like a texture than a cropped image and be printed in high resolution in order to avoid the grainy look. When it comes to mat paper, make sure it is a matte finished paper or a thick card stock. If you don’t want to mess with the printer, you can print photos online from a number of websites. Take a bright photo of the wall texture, print it and cut a window for the photo to be framed. It will make the floating effect for your photo.
This effect will give your photographic piece of art a touch of class. The object in the main image should be well lit, and have some empty space around it. The point is to layer another image on top of it and have some space around it where the layer image will show through. The overlaying image should be simple and graphic, maybe even converted on black and white. While doing this you may want to play with the brightness, contrast and opacity in your photo editing tool.
If you have a collection of old books, you must have noticed that many of them have elaborate illustrations in them. Those are miniature pieces of art which you could perpetuate in as a digital photography that will not only look outstanding but also show a glimpse of your literary taste. A framed illustration from a children book with a beginning of the story will look great in a child’s bedroom.