Whilst working on this project we had a lecture to help us consider how we were going to present our final photographs. We were shown many ways to present such as mounting: This is where you a apply a foam board around your images this tends to be used inside frames and is more of a traditional style too present a set of images.
You could present photographs in a portfolio form:
This allows your work to have a professional look. It also means you are able to carry around your work a lot easier than if they were all framed. The only downfall to this is that it can be quite expensive depending on the size you would need. My box below is 11×14 and was £50. Then you would also need sleeves to protect your prints and these are also expensive depending on the size needed. When thinking about presentation you always have to think about what you are trying to show the viewer. Make sure it relates well to what you are doing. A box is great for a portfolio but is it appropriate for only one project?
An example of my portfolio box is below:
Another way to present is in a photo book:
This is extremely professional, and works very well when you have a lot of images that link in well together. A key thing about a book is that you want to make sure there is a consistency when it comes down to the theme. You do not want loads of images that work well together and then have one photograph that is completely irrelevant. You also need to consider whether your photographs need any text, do your images stand well on their own? Or do you think text is need to explain your photograph?
An example of a photo book is below:
There is a reason I have posted a final presentation post before even printing my photographs. This reason is because I personally want to make a photo book for my final piece, this means I need to consider what prints would be needed to make my book have a sense of consistency. I have chosen to print landscapes and portraits and this could make the book lose consistency because if I were to print nine portraits and one landscape it would be very out of place. So I have chosen to print five landscape and five portraits as it keeps it even. I also need to consider what size to have my book as I do not want people having to turn the book round to see the landscapes and then have to turn it back round to see the portraits.
After this lecture we were sent to The Herbert Art Gallery to have a look at how others present their work depending on what they are exhibiting. I noticed three different ways to do this:
You could present your work in a digital form, in which you could make it interactive so people are able to click on the images they wish to see. Or you could allow it to be a form of slideshow that is on a constant loop. The one problem with this is if you wanted your photographs to be in a specific order, that would be lost as people would walk in at different parts of the slideshow so this is something you need to think about if you want your photographs to be in an order. An example of digital presentation is below:
I also found some more traditional ways of exhibiting work such as this one. I have noticed that even if you are framing your work, you have to make sure the frame also relates to your work well. If you have quite dark photographs you may want to have darker frames to keep the dark atmosphere of the print. With the image below, you can see that it is an olden time based painting and they continued this theme with the golden frame as this was the type of frames they would use in them times.
The last type of presentation I found was the image below. I found it intriguing as it allowed the viewer to interact with the work as well as gaining knowledge. With the presentation below you had to match the image to a part of a poem. Once you had placed the images along the top, you were able to lift up the quote and see which image linked in with that specific piece of the poem.