Signing Photographs

There are many schools of thought on how to properly sign fine art photographs. Some artists prefer to sign the photograph itself using a paint pen. Modern photographers may even embed a digital watermark within the image before printing the photograph. Then there are those who sign the mat, sometimes with a pencil, or sometimes with a fine-tip pen. In some cases, I’ve even seen artists sign the frame itself. Of these options, they all have something in common that I simply do not prefer with my own photographs: all of these manners by which an artist can sign their photographs happen to be on the front of the finished piece.

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Preparing for the Show

With my first photography exhibit scheduled to open in less than a month, I’ve spent the better part of the past several weeks finalizing my curation of images. Once I settled on the eight pictures comprising The Seasons of Vischer Ferry, it was time to turn my attention toward the finer details of presenting the photographs. Specifically, the printing, matting, and framing of them. While I have experience producing physical prints from my digital images, this would be the first time I’ve assembled complete, gallery style photographs for display and sale.

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The Seasons of Vischer Ferry

It’s been a little while since I posted a blog entry, but I’m back and really excited about this one. Though I haven’t published many new photographs over the winter months, I have been working to build a selection of images for an upcoming exhibit hosted by the Vischer Ferry General Store beginning in early May. This will be the first physical showing of my photographs, and I couldn’t be more thrilled than to build the gallery around the place I call home.

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