Whether photography is your passion or just a fun hobby you spend time on a few hours a week, there are times when you take a truly amazing shot that you want to share with the world. While once you were confined to simply printing out your image on photo paper and making do with a framed shot on the wall, today there are countless ways you can show off your favorite photos to friends, family, and even complete strangers.
If you want to start getting more attention for the work you’ve done, consider these five ways to show off your favorite photos.
1. Canvas Print
Framed photos are so common that you can expect to see them in nearly any home you enter. And because they are so ubiquitous, not everyone pays attention or even notices them anymore. That’s why printing out your favorite photo on canvas can be so attention getting; most people are expecting to see a canvas of any size featuring a photograph.
Canvases can come in a range of sizes – including some large enough to become a dominating focal point in your home. By printing on canvas, you bring texture and added detail to the image that might get lost when it’s behind glass, making this one very eye-catching way to show off your work.
2. Create a Photo Mobile
Photo mobiles are a very unique and interesting way to show off your images. Like a baby mobile, the photos are hung from different points on a multi-prong rod that uses balance to keep everything in line. The effect is so unusual that people will want to get up closer to see all the images involved. Use photos that work with one another in a series to keep people spinning the mobile until they get to the end.
Photo mobiles that are ready for your images to be clipped on are available at a wide range of shops, so it’s a matter of finding the size and style that most suits your ideals.
3. Metal Prints
Have a smaller image that you want to display on a stand or on the wall? Consider having it printed on metal. Metal prints are just as eye-catching, with a finish that’s unique to the material. Having a metal image on your coffee or side table is sure to become a conversation piece, and also makes a great gift.
4. Create a Photo Wall Decal
Vinyl wall decals are a fun and easy way to display anything, including your photographs. Simply have your photos printed on vinyl, and press to your wall. You can create a photo mural or a collage – the possibilities are nearly endless, and because the vinyl can be peeled off again, this is also a great option for hanging your work in apartments and other areas where you can’t put holes in the walls.
Photos are art, and there are many ways that you can showcase and share your images with likeminded people through the use of social media like DeviantArt or Instagram. Simply upload and tag your images with the subject, as well as things like the camera settings so that others who share your passion can easily search for and find your work. Best of all, these kinds of sites are perfect for getting feedback as well so that you can continue to hone and refine your craft or simply get the validation that you’re looking for.
Show Off Your Photos For All to See
Whether you have a single image you want to display or hundreds, there are many ways that you can get the attention and recognition your images deserve. Use these ideas to show off your best photos and see what kind of conversations you can start.