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Apr 03, 2018 05:05 |  #1

I am looking for some ideas on the best way to present the photo below for an upcoming public exhibit. This is the last image to do and would like to have one done in a nice frame/mat or another format. I normally don't do this only use my images digitally so any suggestions are most welcome. Of course there is not right or wrong way whatever is pleasing to my eye. It may be better to have the owl off centre slightly? Original image is 6000 x 4000 around 3.7mb out of a D7200. The largest size so far is an 8 x 10 image on core foam board and matted so having this one the largest may be the way to go. Thanks again and have a good week.


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Apr 03, 2018 08:40 |  #2

II would consider going portrait with this. You can try but I think the file dimensions you have listed might prevent you from doing so.

The owl is the subject of the shot and the remainder adds to the photo but is not what you want the viewers to focus on.

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Apr 03, 2018 09:11 |  #3

I think a double mat w/ a square format would work nicely, but thats just my opinion.

I offset the owl and removed the greenery from the top left corner and dodged the owl a bit to make him a bit brighter and added a digital mat to show what I was thinking.


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Apr 03, 2018 11:29 as a reply to  @ DagoImaging's post |  #4

I like what you did it looks good. Can the tree removal that you did be done in GIMP?




  
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Apr 03, 2018 11:42 |  #5

I agree, get away from making the owl bulls-eyed (dead center) of the image


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Apr 03, 2018 12:12 |  #6

Something similar to this? What would be the smallest crop to still get a decent looking print? Original is 6000 x 3000 3.7mb. This crop is 1160 x 979, not sure if that would print out okay, if so what size? Thanks for help, appreciate.


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Apr 03, 2018 12:30 |  #7

I took a similar image from my boat of an eagle sitting on a piling. The original image was in 16:9 wide format. I did a vertical crop to 5 x 7 ratio for use on my cards but also mounted one on 12" x 18," 3/16" Gatorboard. I printed it out on 13 x 19" paper and sprayed it with a UV coating. Here's what it looks like:


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Apr 03, 2018 23:05 |  #8

I like the original more spacious and framed by the trees, but JMO.


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Apr 04, 2018 08:01 |  #9

Topaz just released a tool for its Studio application/plug-in that simulates a wide variety of frame and mat combinations, etc.:

https://web.topazlabs.​com/digital-frame/ (external link)

called Digital Frame.

Maybe it is worth the $15 for visualizing real physical presentations of your work, as well as creating digital framed copies for internet presentation.

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Apr 04, 2018 17:29 |  #10

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I like the owl off-center, but would definitely keep this as a landscape orientation and not a portrait orientation.

I would also definitely keep it at the native 3:2 aspect ratio. . As soon as something in landscape orientation is less than 3:2, it looks awkward to my eye. . In other words, five by sevens and eight by tens and sixteen by twenties all look awkward to me when they are in landscape orientation.


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I like the owl off-center, but would definitely keep this as a landscape orientation and not a portrait orientation.

I would also definitely keep it at the native 3:2 aspect ratio. . As soon as something in landscape orientation is less than 3:2, it looks awkward to my eye. . In other words, five by sevens and eight by tens and sixteen by twenties all look awkward to me when they are in landscape orientation.

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It is all a matter of personal taste, and we each have our individual impression of what looks 'best'. I took the owl's eyes and body off the bulls-eye, yet it is located not too much to the left (since there is little in the frame to draw your eye back to the right for visual interest, and giving the owl the 'space' for him to fly off to the right should he be so inclined.

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Apr 05, 2018 01:05 |  #12

Yet another opinion. Yes crop to move the owl off centre... but only slightly.

As for the exhibition I think, unless it is a formal gallery, that framing may be excessive. I have all my stuff at home framed but for exhibitions I like borderless image mounted on foam-board which is then affixed to the wall with little spacers behind it so it stands away from the wall. Gives the image a 3D feel.


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