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 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 artistically display photography we will give attention to the more basic approach of single row of photographs across a wall.
First, let’s talk tools. Quite often you can get away with a tape measure, a hammer, a few small nails and a screw motorist. My personal recommendation is to acquire a leveling tool, as well as a long metallic ruler. You can desire a tape measure to be able to calculate distances between photographs and of course to assure 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 have installation hardware already attached. In many cases, store acquired frames will incorporate a little comb looking made to measure frames, which will require a tiny 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 hold photography more than once. A laserlight lever is a great tool for a home owner, as it will eventually produce obvious 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 it offers some sort of a wall mount, which will not damage the walls, but will attach securely. There are various models out there, and 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 began. First of all, determine how many photographs you are going to mount 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 length of the wall end to finish, you will have to reconsider the number of photographs to be mounted. Measure your wall, end to end, in order to get the total length, and divide that length into 50 percent.
This will give you the middle of the wall. Right now place a mark where ever that middle happens to be. Spot a mark with a pencil at approximately your eye-level. Do not get worried, pencil erases easily. Right now work out how many photographs will be to the left also to the right of this mark. Remember, you may choose to use this mark for starters of your photographs, or you may choose to leave it bare.
Now figure out how high you want your photographs. Try to place them at eye-level. Measure from top of the roof to where the top of the picture frame will be. Now, measure from the top of the frame to the wall mount on that body. Add the first number to this and you should have the height at which you will end up driving in your small nails. Record this number.
Now that you know how high the pictures will be mounted, and the intervals between them, it is time to mark all points which will receive a toe nail. If you have a laser level, you are in luck. Just place it at either conclusion of the wall at the same height as you recorded earlier. The laser level will job a straight line to another end of the wall structure, and you will have a reference line. Now from the middle of the wall move in either direction and put a tag 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 level. Once all factors are marked, hammer a little nail, on a down angle to create a simple hook at every mark.