The final step to displaying great photography involves mounting it on your walls. While this sounds very simple, it may appear intimidating to people a new comer 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 numerous, many different ways to creatively display photography we will give attention to the more basic approach of using single row of photographs across a wall.
First, let’s talk tools. Most of the time you can get away with a tape measure, a sludge hammer, a few small fingernails and a screw car owner. My personal recommendation is to acquire a progressing tool, as well as a long steel ruler. You may desire a recording measure so as to determine distances between your photographs and of course to assure that spacing is proportionate. A hammer will of course be necessary to drive the nails into the drywall.
A screwdriver may be necessary, if your frames do not possess mounting hardware already attached. Inside many cases, store acquired frames will include 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 acquire a level, if you expect to hang photography more than once picture frames. A laser lever is a great tool for a home owner, as it will produce noticeable straight lines across your walls, which will make a snap that you can measure to mount frames.
If you get started shopping for one, make sure that they have some sort of a wall mount, which will not damage the walls, but will attach securely. There are many different 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 lengthy enough to accommodate all of them. Obviously, if the total width of your framed photographs is more than the size of the wall end to get rid of, you will have to reconsider the number of photographs to be mounted. Measure your wall, end to get rid of, in order to get the total length, and separate that length into half.
This will give you the middle of the wall. Today place a mark where ever that middle actually is. Place a mark with a pencil at approximately your eye-level. Do not worry, pencil erases easily. Today work out how many photographs will be to the remaining also to the right of this mark. Remember, you could choose to use this mark for one of your photographs, or you may choose to leave it empty.
Now figure out how high you want your photographs. Try to place them at eye-level. Measure from top of the threshold to the location where the top of the picture frame will be. Now, measure from the top of the frame to the walls mount on that body. Add the first amount to this and you will 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 toenail. If you have a laser level, you are in luck. Just place it at either finish of the wall at the same height as you recorded earlier. Typically the laser level will project a straight line to another end of the wall, and you will have a reference line. Right now from the midst of the walls move in either path and put a indicate 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 guide line from your laser level. Once all factors are marked, hammer a tiny nail, on a downwards angle to create a simple hook at every mark.