Sometimes everything comes together at the right moment; the lighting, angle and every other element combine to create a picture that is truly one of a kind. When that perfect picture occurs, it seems like a crime to just leave it on a memory card or let it fade away into the obscurity of old social media posts. Some photographs deserve to be printed.
If you’ve taken that special photo that needs to be brought to life, the old 8 x 10 frame may not be enough to do it justice. In these cases, a little creativity in your printing and mounting methods could take that special photo and turn it into a work of art.
Or maybe you’re just bored with the traditional prints in your home and need something different to spruce things up. Either way, there are some great printing techniques currently available that can help make your favorite travel photos something truly memorable.
If you want to bring that perfect moment from your travels into your home, try one of these unique printing methods to memorialize it properly.
The Best Printing Methods for Your Travel Photographs
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One printing method that is uniquely suited to travel photography (particularly landscapes and nature settings) is wood mounting. Printing your photos on wood gives them a special look that is modern and stylish yet rustic and traditional, all at the same time.
Wood prints can be great when hung on walls in appropriate settings, perhaps with similar photos or with rustic decor. You can also have your photograph printed onto a wooden photo block and allow it to stand on a table, mantle or shelf.
This is one of the more innovative and daring methods of printing and displaying your travel photographs. Filling an entire wall with your photograph is certainly an exciting idea, but getting it wrong could mess up the entire room. Either way, it will definitely be a conversation-starter!
Black and white prints are usually the safest bets with custom photo wallpaper, but you are not putting your photo on the wall to be safe. If you have some experience with interior design (or the help of a friend who does), this can be the coolest and most stylish display technique you could hope for.
Mounting your photograph on an acrylic surface can bring the colors to life unlike any other printing method available.
“Unlike traditional glass, where light simply passes through, the light refracts within the acrylic,” says Bumblejax acrylic prints specialist Tate Dwinnell. “This creates tremendous vibrancy, particularly when paired with metallic paper and overhead lighting.”
This technique allows your photos to have a special old-fashioned quality while still being stylish and tasteful. The material used is not the same as a traditional shirt or blanket fabric; it is more of a tough woven fabric that is perfectly suited for showcasing the photos from your county travels.
Travel Photo Book
If you’re having trouble choosing just one picture, or you wish to display an extended period of travel photos, a photo book may be your best bet. This allows you to showcase your best work and tell the story of your travels all at once.
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