How the heck do you hang those prints? Don’t worry; we’re here to help with a few easy tips for portrait placement.
The day has arrived, you finally have your beautiful prints, you take them home and then comes the hard part….how do you hang them? It’s daunting to hang photos correctly on a wall. How high should they go? And then if it’s a collection of photos that’s a whole other ballgame.
At our studio we have
one main rule: Always make sure the focal point is at eye level. If you think
of it, museums and art galleries use this rule of thumb. Keep it eye level for
optimal viewing (You don’t want people straining to see it).
Of course adjust accordingly when furniture is involved. If you’re hanging above a sofa, over stairs, or in a hallway, consider all of the elements but make it comfortable to view.
But keep in mind; If
your picture is smaller than a 20X24, it’s too small to be seen above the couch
or mantle by itself (we’ll blog about the size factor more on another day 😉
When you’re working with a collection, the center of the focal picture should be approx. 60-65 inches from the floor (generally eye level or slightly above).
When you have a
grouping, think of it as one large picture and consider where the bottom and top
images should be placed to see everything well. The central picture should be
If you’re still too nervous to put those holes in your walls, test out various heights with pieces of paper first…..and if you’re still not sure, call us! We gladly hang our clients’ beautiful portraits for them!
Choosing the Right Accessories for Your Senior Portraits
You’ve got your outfit planned, know exactly what you’re doing with your hair, and have already spoken to the makeup artist about that wicked cat eye (yes, we do recommend getting a pro to do your makeup). Now it’s time to consider your accessories, which can make or break your outfit. Here are five tips when planning your outfits for senior portraits:
Beauty and Fashion Tips and Tricks for Senior Portraits
Obviously, you want to look like the best version of yourself on your Kishel session day. After all, all these photos will be seen by your friends, family and peers for many years to come. Here are a few beauty and fashion tips and tricks.
The most important thing is to have fun! Don’t wear or try anything on your session day that will make you feel self-conscious or do anything makes you have to fuss over it. We want to capture your true self.
Because you can’t let fear keep you from creativity. I knew the shot I wanted…and I was willing to risk my pretty face for it! Zoe worked ridiculously hard to get where she is today- I was honored she choose our studio to photograph her on her home rink at Culver Academies.
Senior pictures only happen once- make it count!
This senior wanted a high fashion look for her senior pictures. My favorite words to hear when clients explain what they want!
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This image is powerful. Sarah is strong, stunning and she owned her senior photoshoot! We loved her look! The flower halo, the dress, the woods~perfection! She has beautiful bold eyes that pierce the camera every time! We know we’ll have more to share from this session, but this is our favorite for now…
It’s a gorgeous sunny day! Lets meet at noon for a photoshoot!-NOPE. You may be surprised to learn that a full sunny day is a sort of a nightmare for a professional photographer trying to make sure you look relaxed and bright eyed. Some people are good at forcing the relaxed look when the sun is blazing, but most of us can’t help but squint and look a little uncomfortable. If you’ve ever been out with us on a sunny day, you may notice us gently herding you toward the shade of a nice tree or building. It’s not just to keep you cool, but ensures we capture your eyes fully open and that your face is relaxed and natural. Direct harsh sunlight creates weird unpredictable shadows. I know those pictures are widely accepted, but not here folks! So, unless you want to go for dark circles under your eyes for a raccoon affect, or a lovely squinty look on your face, let us pick the time of day and steer clear of full sun. And now, you have a greater appreciation for overcast days! You’re welcome.