As a photographer, I’m always looking for different ways to share my photographs with the world. It’s exciting the way each picture tells a story. To make sure they each get the special attention they deserve, the way you display them matters. If the way you share them with people isn’t thought through, they might never take a second look. Here are a few ideas I’d like to try to display my pictures offline.
For photographs that are more artistic, I think printed canvas would look fantastic. The texture of a canvas can add another dimension to the image. They don’t have to be big either. You could use small canvas to make up one large picture for an impactful gallery. I do think, however, that a large colourful canvas for a blank wall would look striking.
I have many digital images, so I thought I could use them to create a video display. By putting sets of images into short videos, I can group them into a theme. Creating a theme means that each video can tell a beautiful story. You could get creative with music and different effects to make a fashion film. I also like the idea of displaying these videos on digital frames or screens for all to see.
I enjoy getting out and snapping pictures of people’s street style, so why not add the images to clothes? Clothing stores often use portraits and photographs of real people for an interesting print. Oversized t-shirts with black and white printed images look on-trend and stylish for both sexes. Anyone could use their favourite photos to create a cool shirt to make them stand out from the crowd. If you’re a photographer too, it’ll feel good to be able to tell people that the image on your shirt is your work.
If photography is your business or you just want to show your work, business cards are essential. The great thing about business cards is that they are so easy to print, and you can personalise every detail. I’d use an unusual shape and use a selection of photos so that each card has a different image. People may even want to collect them!
We don’t send postcards like we used to; this is why I think it’s a unique way to display pictures. Postcards are relatively simple to make yourself or to have printed. You could create themed postcards with different images and styles. I’d send them to the people I’d worked with and anyone who I wanted to see my photos. On the back, it’d be easy to write down a few details about the picture and introduce yourself if you’re sending them to someone new. Most people will be surprised to get a postcard so it’ll make your pictures memorable.
I’m sure there are many other creative portfolio ideas out there. How do you display yours? Leave a comment and let me know how you make your portfolio unique