Choosing Sizes to Best Suit Your Walls

Choosing Print Sizes

You've chosen your favourite proofs to have printed. What is the best size, though? If you read my last blog, about ratios, then you have a pretty good understanding of what an 8x10 ratio will cover as opposed to an 8x12. ( That blog post is right here!)

If you are wondering what sizes would look best on your walls, have a look at the diagram below with a three seater sofa for perspective. It's about 6 feet on the inside and about 7.5 if you include the arms. These samples depict the actual photo or canvas size  in portrait, or vertical, orientation. Adding a frame would add a bit to the outside dimensions. Smaller and medium sized photo prints look great when grouped together in an ensemble.  (Check Pinterest for some great ideas about grouping photos!)


Reminder: 4:6 ratio provides  4x6, 8x12, 16x24, 32x48 prints with no loss of subject due to cropping

                8:10 ratio provides 8x10, 16x20, 32x40 prints with no loss of subject due to cropping

                Print sizes such as 5x7, 11x14, 20x24 etc. will not look exactly like their original file ratio, but they can usually still look great! 

                A square print will greatly change the  look of your photo. The photographer will frame the main subject within the square.


Any questions? I'd love to answer them!





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