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Presenting Your Photographic Work


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  • 1. Photography: Presenting your work
  • 2. Sometimes it is best to just keep the format simple to focus on the composition within the frame. Framed Photograph
  • 3. If your pictures are part of a narrative or work well as a series, consider mounting your photographs as a multiple composition. Try to keep the format constant I.e. portrait or landscape, but avoid both as it will disrupt the rhythm for the viewer. Multiples
  • 4. Some photographers, such as Wolfgang Tillmans, are known for creating asymmetrical displays of their images that appear to have a random order. Random Mounts
  • 5. Using Adobe Photoshop you can stitch images together and print it as a large banner The Panorama
  • 6. Some artists like to explore the relationship between words and images, playing with the construction of visual and written language: Consider how an image changes when presented next to a word or paragraph of text. Text & Image
  • 7. The photograph is a 2D material that can be manipulated through stitching, folding, bending glueing, cutting, etc… to create a 3D or relief form. The Manipulated Photograph
  • 8. By using a light-sensitive emulsion you can paint onto another surface and expose an image in the darkroom onto any surface (within reason). The Transferred Image
  • 9. How do we use photos in everyday society? Play with the convention
  • 10. This student has decided to create a 3D frame with mirrors that creates another dimension to the work and means of viewing a photograph. Playing with the frame
  • 11. Try presenting the image as a reflection or tromp-l’oeil. The Optical Image
  • 12. Think about the architectural space as being an extension of the frame. Photographic Installation
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  • 15. The good old book format has the advantage of making the experience of viewing private and allows the reader to flick back and forth. Consider whether it should be single or double-sided, matt or glossy and the layout of images. Or just present it as a book…..
  • 16. How will you present your work?