2015 Spring Photo Project

April 16, 2015

Don’t get me wrong, I love canvas prints, but there is something about a glass frame, multiple images, and filling the space.  Maybe its because I have a problem picking one photo?  I don’t know.  In any case, years ago I was looking at someone’s photography website and came across this.  It was a photo project which I ended up doing and loving.  I think you will love it too.  Its about time for me to update mine and if you don’t have anything on your walls, it’s a good time for you to put something up!

This is a photo of our old project.  I used 8x8 sized photos.  I like the square look and we decided to make 3 rows of three.  We purchased our photos through a company called MPIX.  I use them often for photo projects.  I purchased my photo frames from DIY Picture Framing (see link).  Right now you can purchase 8x8 photo frames for around $3.70 each.  Amazon sells some but they are a little more expensive.  

As far as the photos themselves, there are a few ways you could go about it.  I decided on 8x8 but you could go larger or smaller.  For the images, you could go with a theme: all black and white (or even a row in black and white), you could focus on your little ones, family, pets, holidays, or you could follow your journey over the past few years…  The choices are limitless.  

Cropping your photos to a square may be the only thing that takes effort.  Most places you can order your photos from online (if it allows you to order a square) will allow you drag/zoom in on your photo to get the crop just right.  If not, you may want to use a program like lightroom or photoshop elements.  Your computer may have come with a program that can crop for you.  Lastly, when I did my project, I wanted the photos to look a little retro.  I found two free textures online which helped.  One was a square frame.  In my opinion, it served to accentuate the subject of the photo.  The second texture added lint, discoloration, and a little bit of noise.  This made the photo seem like it was taken with an older style camera.  With photoshop elements, it could be added easily.  (See below).

If you have any questions, need help, made one, or would like for us to make one for you, feel free to comment on this post or our Facebook page.  We'd love to see what you did!  Make this the season you put something nice on your wall!

 
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