Framing Photographs

Photographs, graphics and pictures can be found in almost every house. Framed, they can be particularly effective, but finding the ideal frame and the right position on the wall is an art in itself.

A frame can emphasize what is shown or ruin the work of art – and the same applies to the hanging. Does the picture work better individually or in a group? Next to each other or on top of each other? On a colored or white wall? Questions over questions. We’ll help you find the answers and introduce you to the ten most important variations for hanging pictures and a lush picture wall.

When choosing the right picture frame, you should follow a few basic rules in order to find the right frame for the respective picture. In principle, it is quite easy for every photograph to choose the right frame, if image composition, dynamics and coloring are considered.

Frame wedding photos
For the width of the frame profiles, the image composition in wedding pictures is of utmost importance. It behaves proportionally to the different picture elements. Now, wedding pictures can be designed very differently. It may be detail pictures, such as the bridal bouquet or landscape paintings with the bridal couple in the center and also the bride and groom in close-up. Each image has a dominating element and the size and width of this element is one of the factors determining frame width. The larger the image is and accordingly small is the central point, the narrower the picture frame should be. The rule of thumb could be:

Landscape pictures with large surfaces such as a meadow = narrow frame made of wood,
aluminum or plastic Group photos = medium- wide frame made of wood or aluminum

Detail shots and portraits = wide frame made of wood, possibly a baroque frame
The second factor is the dynamics. This means that it can be shots in which moving objects or people were photographed. In the eye of the beholder, this dynamic continues, and this should be less imprisoned. Based on the choice of the picture frame, the front strips may therefore turn out a bit narrower, even if it is a detail.

The coloring is the third decisive factor. Here, the frame color can be based on the dominant color of photography. This is how the color choice might look like:
dominant color green = dark green frame dominant color blue = dark blue frame
dominant color black = golden frame

For black-and-white photographs, depending on the intensity of the shading, the frame colors black, all shades of gray and, in bright pictures, cream tones and golden or silver aluminum frames result. Occasionally, a passe-partout can be used in smaller-sized pictures to highlight their effect.

Picture frames for children’s photos and baby photos
Following the rules above, you can now choose the right picture frame from the sheer infinite variety available to you for every type of photography. For children’s photos and baby photos, the special topic can be considered in the selection. The happiness of a child recording can be further supported by frames with playful elements such as flowers or the like. These frames have a kind of child-oriented design.

Frame portrait photos
The image of a person in modern photography is no longer the well-known bust in a stiff pose. Rather, portrait photos are representations of the personality in their environment or images that emphasize character strengths. For the selection of the frame for the portrait photo, in turn, the already stated basic rules, which can be intensified by applications on the frame. Such as a wide frame with a multi-level profile and contrasting trim. Narrow strips or stripes in gold increase the close-up effect of the portrait, especially in close-up shots. Likewise, noble-looking wood grains enhance the value of photography.