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Feb 01, 2013 07:58 |  #1

A lot of my mates 'frame' 'sign' and title their photographs when uploading or printing. On the face of I think it looks good.... or does it look totally pretentious? As and example:

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Feb 01, 2013 13:44 |  #2

I've always been a big fan of less mat/border, more picture. Pretentious, I don't think so, but I prefer seeing the image w/o the "fluff".

That said, at times (depending on the image), I use a "frame" similar to this. But it's for special images only.


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Feb 06, 2013 06:40 |  #3

Hikin Mike wrote in post #15560813 (external link)
I've always been a big fan of less mat/border, more picture. Pretentious, I don't think so, but I prefer seeing the image w/o the "fluff".

That said, at times (depending on the image), I use a "frame" similar to this. But it's for special images only.

I think that makes things a little blurry, because then what defines special images only? Maybe it's special to you (which is what matters, ultimately) but if the OP is looking for approval from outside sources, then what if they/we don't consider the image special? I'm a fan of borders, personally, but I think black works better than white in most instances.

Is it not a proven fact that pictures seen on a black background are more pleasing to the eye? I could've sworn I read that somewhere. I think I'd prefer to see a photo with that type of "frame."


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Mar 07, 2013 20:09 |  #4

Personally I like it, I just think its a bit too big. Maybe make the border a little bit smaller. I don't think it is pretentious though.


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Mar 09, 2013 05:18 |  #5

I like it.


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Mar 18, 2013 08:33 |  #6

I'm not a fan. I went through a brief borders phase a couple of years ago but quickly grew out of it. Much prefer the clean minimalistic look of a great photo speaking entirely for itself.


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