Showing off photos is a must! It always astonishes me how few photographers actually show their work. I mentioned in a previous blog how to make a photo book with Blurb now I want to suggest a few tips on getting your work out where people will see it.
The most immediate way is to post your photos on Face Book, Flickr etc that may well draw favourable comments – it’s damned unfortunate if someone slams your pictures! But that’s also the case with hanging pictures on a wall – nobody is going to say anything unkind – what makes exhibiting worthwhile is what people say – un-prompted. It’s when they say nothing at all that it may be time question your choice.
I personally like to print BIG! I have a photograph of the British Museum hanging on our wall here in Italy (top) that is 200x80cm which covers an entire wall. It is dry mounted and framed without glass. This is the other revolution: you don’t need to use glass frames so there are no nasty reflections and even a big picture is very light to hang. Dry mounting is best left to the framer – I’ve tried doing it myself with double-sided tape – disaster. The mounted print is easy to take in and out of the frame – I ask him to leave the print loosely stapled into the frame. So you just take your old print out and tack in a new one with a few staples or nails.