Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Level-Up Your Holiday Photos

If you’re a photographer, you probably take plenty of pictures at holiday events.

But how many of them do you frame?
Odds are, not many. According to a 2015 survey by the Professional Photographers of America, 67% of people never print their photos, opting instead to store them only on cell phones, computers, and other digital devices.

That choice, of course, leaves your work vulnerable. If your computer or phone crashes, or you lose your thumb drive, your precious images could be gone forever.
And even if you never experience a digital malfunction, you’re still missing something: the joy of reliving your favorite memories every time you see your photographs complemented by a beautiful custom frame.

Don’t settle for hiding your holiday images in a desktop folder. Select the right photo frames and accessories and give them as gifts or display them in your home or office.
Here are a few tips:

Choose Candid Shots
You may already have plenty of framed photos of your family posing at various events. But what about a shot of your mom teaching her granddaughter how to make her famous holiday pie? Or your uncle’s smile while opening a gift he’s always wanted? When framing, choose unique images that tell a story about the people featured in them.

Try a Different Angle
Changing your perspective can make the same old shots interesting again. Zoom in on your child as she sees Santa for the first time. Shoot over your nephew’s shoulder when he walks through the door after a long deployment in order to capture the surprise on everyone’s faces. Those shots will convey emotions you can’t capture as well in a wider shot.

Use the Right Paper

At American Frame, printing and framing your photos is easy enough for the novice photographer and precise enough for the professional. Select one of our museum-quality papers and design your own custom frame treatment to accompany it. We even offer proofing if you’d like to see your photo on the paper before it’s framed. For more information, see our printing FAQs.

Add Interesting Frames
The right frame can elevate your image into a heartfelt gift or a beautiful addition to your décor. And our website makes it easy to select that frame. Our easy design workflow pairs a default frame and mat with your image and then lets you customize your treatment, previewing your photo with any of our frames and accessories to design just the look you imagined.

Need more help framing your photos? Contact us.
Laura Jajko
Laura Jajko is President of American Frame and a longtime contributor to "A Good Frame of Mind." Here, she delights in bonding with others over her love of art and framing. With more than 40 years of practical experience, she brings a unique perspective in a straightforward style that she hopes will spark lots of interesting and relevant dialogue in our online community. Connect with Laura directly here on the blog or follow her on Twitter @LauraJajko.

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