photography to get your kid out of the house

I was having a hard time with my oldest son wanting nothing to do with anything other than video games. He is only 15 years old and I knew that if I didn't do something to encourage him to get out of the house a bit that he would spend all of his time playing those games. For his birthday, I bought him a really nice digital camera. I signed the two of us up for classes to learn how to use DSLR cameras to capture images that were works of art. This blog contains many of the tips that we learned together.

Three Reasons to Favor a Floating Frame


Taking a special picture to a local framing studio and discussing how you want the piece to look can be a fun and informative experience. Your framing professional will carefully look at the picture and present you with a number of frame and mat options. One idea that they might suggest is using a floating frame. When a picture appears inside of a floating frame, no mat is present. Instead, the picture has the appearance of floating in the center of the frame, which can provide an appealing visual effect. Here are three reasons that proceeding with a floating frame can be a good choice.

The Picture Stands Out

One thing that you'll notice when your local framing professional shows you examples of pictures that are inside of floating frames is that the pictures really stand out. If you were to choose a bright-colored mat to appear around your framed picture, it's possible that the mat could be the first thing that people see when they look at the framed piece on your wall. Obviously, you want the picture to be the focal point, not the mat or even the frame. With the floating design, peoples' focus will quickly gravitate toward the picture first.

You Can Show Off The Wall

In some cases, you might love the look of the wall on which you'll be hanging your framed picture and not want to cover it more than you have to. For example, if you're hanging the piece on an accent wall covered in brick veneer, you may want the brick to be as visible as possible. A floating frame is a good choice in this scenario because it allows the wall to show through the glass, rather than be hidden behind a mat. It will be visible between the edge of the picture and the frame thanks to the unique design of the floating frame.

It Can Be Affordable

Another thing that you'll likely appreciate about choosing a floating frame for your picture is that this type of framing job can be affordable because you aren't paying for a mat. If you want to keep within a specific budget for the work — something that may especially be important if you need to frame a number of pictures — the lack of a mat will typically reduce the cost of the job.

Contact a local framing studio, such as Nainsook Framing & Art, to learn more about the benefits of floating frames.


9 June 2021