With the introduction of digital photography, many of the photos we take are simply uploaded onto our computers or hard drives and never seen again. Displaying your photos in the home is a great way to get your favourite images off the computer, decorate your house, remember special moments and show off your photography skills. Tony Hakim Photography takes a look at some great ways to display your images in your home.
Unique Photo Frames
By choosing unique or vintage photo frames to display your images you can add some personal character to your display.
Decorating walls with a group of photos is a great way to show off those special moments. You can use as few or as many photos as you like. Try mixing up the types of photo frames you use and consider using framed artworks as well as photos to give the display a unique look.
Handmade Photo Frames
By making your own photo frames you can create a display that is one of a kind. This would be a fun and easy project to try out with the kids. Frames can be made out of sticks, old paper/newspapers, scrap wood, old books (tutorial), washi tape (tutorial) and even Popsicle sticks (tutorial)
Repurposed Photo Frames
Repurposing objects into photo frames is a great way to recycle and save money. Let your imagination run wild and try transforming some of your old objects in new photo frames. Old window panes or panelled doors are great for displaying photos in an interesting way.
Angled Photo Frames
Using angled photo frames can be a unique may to display your images. Unfortunately this design may not work with all images (especially faces) but it can create a great effect when done properly.
Displayed with a Significant Object
Displaying your photos alongside a significant object can really give your display that personal touch. The object can also help add to the overall theme of your display. This image of the framed photos and the fishing rod is a great example.
Getting your favourite photos printed onto framed canvas is a simple and effective way to display your images. You can get your images put onto canvas at Big W, Harvey Norman and many other photo development stores. You can also get this done online My Canvas Photo and Canvas Printers Online. There are a lot of suppliers out there so make sure you shop around for the best price.
You can use mason jars for just about anything these days, including photo frames. This is a quirky way of displaying your photos. Be careful not to use original or irreplaceable photos as they may get damaged in the jars.