The final step to displaying great digital photography involves mounting it on your walls. While this sounds very simple, it might seem to be intimidating to people fresh to photography, and those who do not consider themselves do-it-yourself-ers. Actually, the process is fairly simple with a few tools. While there are extensive, many different ways to artistically display photography we will give attention to the more basic approach of single line of photographs across a wall.
First, let’s talk tools. Most of the time you can get away with a tape measure, a hammer, a few small fingernails and a screw motorist. My personal recommendation is to acquire a leveling tool, and a long steel ruler. You may desire a tape measure to be able to determine distances between your photographs and of course to ensure that spacing is proportional. A hammer will of course be necessary to drive the nails into the drywall.
A electric screwdriver may be necessary, if your frames do not possess installation hardware already attached. In many cases, store acquired frames includes a little comb looking hanger, which will require a little Phillips screwdriver to attach to the frame. As I mentioned a minute ago, it is a good idea to obtain a level, if you expect to hold photography more than once. A laser beam lever is a great tool for a home owner, as it will eventually produce obvious straight lines across your walls, that make a snap that you can measure to mount frames.
If you start shopping for one multi aperture frames, make sure that they have some sort of a wall mount, which will not damage them, but will attach securely. There are numerous models out there, along with a little research and brand comparison, you will find a good tool, which will make you thank me for recommending it.
Let’s get started out. First of all, determine how many photographs you are going to install and whether or not the wall is long enough to accommodate all of them. Obviously, if the total width of your framed photographs is more than the length of the wall end to finish, you will have to reconsider the number of photographs to be mounted. Measure your wall, end to finish, in order to get the total length, and divide that length into 50 percent.
This will give you the core wall. Now place a mark where ever that middle happens to be. Place a mark with a pencil at approximately your eye-level. Do not be concerned, pencil erases easily. Today work out how many photographs will be to the remaining and also to the right of this mark. Remember, you could choose to use this mark for one of your photographs, or else you may choose to leave it vacant.
Now figure out how high you want your photographs. Try to place them at eye-level. Measure from top of the ceiling to where the top of the picture frame will be. Now, measure from the top of the frame to the wall structure mount on that body. Add the first amount to this and you may have the height at which you will be driving in your small nails. Record this number.
Now that you know how high the photographs will be mounted, and the intervals between them, it is time to mark all points which will obtain a nail. If you have a laser level, you are in luck. Just place it at either end of the wall at the same height as you recorded earlier. The laser level will job a straight line to the other end of the walls, and you will have a reference line. Right now from the middle of the wall structure move in either path and put a mark where the nails will go. This distance was determined earlier. This distance will be equal from one mark to the next. All marks will be done on the research line from your laser beam level. Once all details are marked, hammer a tiny nail, on a downward angle to create a simple hook at every mark.