Printing and wrapping

April 11, 2012

I love getting prints made up – and SmugMug make a great partner for me to do that. Of all the types of print they allow me to offer, one of my favorite is their ThinWrap. You can read more about what they are, and see a short promo video here:

http://www.smugmug.com/prints/thinwraps

Basically, they are a high quality print, wrapped on a board, coated and float mounted.

Recently, I took the family, my camera and a single, fixed focal length lens to Old Sturbridge Village (we have memberships, highly recommend it!) – an exercise in creativity, I could only use 28mm as my focal length, and I set the camera to shoot in black and white only. Of course, I had Dylan on my other arm, so not being able to use two hands to zoom a lens was a consideration too.  I found it more of a creative process when I was limited like this – it means you get in closer to your subject and pay more attention to your composition and framing.

At the end of the day, I came home with a gallery full of photos that you can browse and purchase here:

http://www.rt2photo.com/Travel/Old-Sturbridge-Village/OSV-March-2012/

OSV on a warm sunny day OSV on a warm sunny day

I spent a bit of time “living with” my favorite photos – turning them into screen savers, using them as desktop images – I wanted to be sure I liked them enough to really live with nice, big prints. Once I’d made my selection, I pulled the trigger and ordered myself two large ThinWraps, and one smaller ThinWrap (wifes choice) to go up on the walls of the home.

Then I had to wait – the worst bit – but finally they arrived

 

 

Now I had to find somewhere to hang them – they sat around for a few days – but now I’ve got them in their new home.

If you were interested in what these look like on the mounted board, he’s a side profile shot

ThinWraps make a gorgeous addition to your walls – I plan on making more for myself!



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