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Printing Update & Weekend Activities

Printing Update

Last week I posted this comment on Facebook which made me a little stupid, picture frame sizes and aspect ratios have always confused me.

I dont understand why its difficult to find frames that fit the standard image ratio of 3:2 like 12x8 / 15x10 / 18x12 / 30x20.
This is important because I try and produce print that people can easily find frames for but the ones commonly found in shops are for 8x10 / 12 x 9 / 20 x 16.
— https://www.facebook.com/neal.trafankowski

Most cameras will take pictures in a 3:2 ratio which are not common picture frame sizes. This can be an issue because for an image to fit a frame you need loose some of the picture by cropping it into a suitable size. This may not always be appropriate  as you may loose a key bits of an image.

A way around this issue is to mount the picture. I have been purchasing mounts from picturemountsonline  which produce a good quality products with a good service.

I made the assumption that because my prints of 12 x 8 was non standard the mount of 16 x 12 was also non standard. This turned out to be incorrect. When looking at the purchase options for the mounts you can purchase 16 x 12 that is produced to fit pictures sized 12 x 8, 14 x 10 & A4 and 16 x 12 picture frames are readily available.

I am currently awaiting my recent order from Photobox to see if I can recreate the mounting look without actually mounting the image by including a border with the view of selling them online directly sent by the printer. 

Wayland Gallery Spring Exhibition

28th March saw the start of The Wayland Gallery Spring Exhibition where 17 Artists in Norfolk showcase their artwork over the next few weeks. I went along to take pictures of the event which was great fun.

Carleton House

Carleton House is a care home for the disabled just outside of Norwich where the Facebook group Norfolk Countryside Photos arranged to meetup. The weather forecast for the day was to be very wet and I almost didn't go. Although it was a little wet I had a good time and the photographic opportunities were unexpectedly good. The rain began on the way home where is some places the visibility was reduced to zero.