How to Display Prints in Your Studio as a PRO Photographer
The photographers’ studio is the place where photographers create their art. It’s also a great place to display your best work to clients. Therefore, the type of space and its appearance suggest a lot about the photographer who works there. As such, it’s important that your studio highlights your expertise and showcases your personal style. But how should you display your work in your studio? That’s what we’ll be looking at in this article.
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about displaying your work in your photography studio.
Be consistent with your brand
As a professional photographer, the type of clients you attract is greatly influenced by the first impression they get when they walk into your studio. If your work is not organized in a consistent way, it’s easy for potential clients to conclude that you don’t pay much attention to detail.
Therefore, your studio should convey that you are organized and careful with your work. This will demonstrate that you are a professional who takes pride in your work and will inspire clients to trust you with their photoshoots.
Organize your work by date and theme
To keep things organized, you can organize all your work by date or by style. This way, you will have an easier time finding any piece of work that you’re looking for. This also lets your clients see the progress you’ve made and the themes you’ve explored with your photography.
If you specialize in one type of photography, then you may want to display your work by date. However, if you are offering multiple different types of photography services, then you will want to select a few of your best photos in that style and group them together.
Hang your best work on the walls
One of the best ways to display your work in your photography studio is to hang it on the walls. This will not only give you more space for storage, but it will also allow you to feature your best work in your studio.
As mentioned, you can arrange your work in a design that makes sense to you, or you can simply hang your most recent shots on the wall. But remember, make sure you are showcasing your best photos, the pieces you choose to display will say a lot about you as a photographer.
Use the floor and shelving to showcase certain pieces
If you want to display large items or framed pieces, you can also use the floor to do so. For example, you can feature a large piece on an easel towards the corner of your studio that clients see when they step into you space.
This will allow potential clients to have a clear path as they tour your studio and view your work. You can also use shelving to showcase items that wouldn’t look right hanging on the walls. This may include acrylic blocks or easel-back prints. Ideally, you want to utilize all your studio space, without it looking cluttered, or interfering with your work area.
Showcase work in glass display cases
Now, if you want to showcase your best work in a way that’s a bit more elegant than just putting it on the wall or the floor, you could look into getting a glass display cases. These are commonly used in museums to show off valuable pieces of artwork, and they can be used to show off your best work as well.
They’re also helpful if you have clients who are interested in purchasing your work. This way, they can see the details of your work in a clean and easy-to-view setting. By investing in some high-quality display cases, you're also sending a message that your work is valuable, and as such, you can charge higher rates for your services.
Professional Display Options for Your Best Work
If you really want your work to look its best, then you should consider having it printed or framed professionally. At ProPrints we offer several different options that go above and beyond what other photo printing services provide, and this can make the best impression on your clients.
Some of the best display options available include the following:
Canvas Wrap PRO
A Canvas Gallery Wrap can add a touch of sophistication to your work. This method features a solid, supported frame, that will prevent the canvas from sagging or warping over time. When you get your work printed as a Canvas Wrap PRO, you can rest assured that it will look its best and wow your clients for many years to come.
Metal Prints MAX
Now, if you want your work to last even longer, and look even more vivid, then you should consider having it printed on metal. Metal prints are easy to hang, and very durable. Best of all, Metal Prints MAX technology offers vibrant color contrast and high-definition details that your clients will surely love and appreciate.
Easel-back prints are a great option when you want to display your work in smaller spaces, such as on a shelf or table. Easel-back prints are available in the classic canvas or as metal tabletop displays. They are also a fantastic add-on that you can offer clients after their photoshoot and proudly display within your studio. Whether you are printing wedding photos or professional portraits, Easel-back Prints are the perfect complement to any photo package.
Acrylic prints are a step up from traditional photo prints and they offer the same ease of display and high-definition resolution as metal prints. That said, acrylic prints make a great impression on clients. So, if you want to display your work in a stunning way, and showcase your vibrant colors, then Acrylic PRO is a great option for you.
Acrylic blocks are a great product to have a sample of in your studio and the perfect solution to wow your clients. This modern method displays your work on inkjet fine art paper with "hand-polished crystal clear" edges. You can think of Acrylic Blocks as being the modern version of tabletop prints, the main difference being the 1” thick hand polished crystal-clear acrylic.
If you have a blank studio that you’re wanting to fill with your beautiful photography samples, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. Don’t worry, though: there are plenty of ways to approach the challenge of displaying your work in your studio. You just need to find a solution that works for you, your personal style, and your space.
Remember, the type of space and its appearance suggest a lot about the photographer who works there. Your clients will judge your work based on not only which images you display, but how you display it as well. You should always put your best foot forward and design your studio space from the perspective of a potential client.