Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Skimping Smart on Photography

From one bargain shopper to another, I know there are many of us out there who love a good deal. Who can't quite hit "Buy Now" without knowing we've used all resources available to us to make sure we're getting our purchase at the cheapest price known to Google. At the same time, there are still those few items where we simply refuse to compromise quality in our quest to save a little extra money. Photography is (or should) be one of those areas.

There are, however, a few loopholes in ways for you to get the quality portraits you desire even on a budget this holiday season. I'm going to be posting some pointers on ways you can safely save a little on your portraits without compromising quality.

The first tip is to reevaluate your framing. While it's no secret that a good frame can really accent a portrait and properly display your image in a high class and artful way, at the same time it is better to invest in the image now and save the expensive frame for later if buying both at once is too expensive for your budget.

ApartmentTherapy.com had a great article about finding cheap framing options.

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They not only listed some of their finds but also opened up the comments for readers to share their low cost frame finds as well.

It might seem odd to pay so much to have your portraits and then have them in a non-custom boutique frame, but at least you have them on your wall in the first place and you can easily switch them into a new frame in a few months. Also, don't be afraid to check out the article on finding inexpensive framing stores near you.

Until the next tip,

Sarah

1 comment:

Brandi said...

What an awesome post! And I completely agree... I was in a friend's home today and noticed a 16x20 in a lovely frame - I thought it was custom and asked her where she got it done. She confessed she bought the frame at Michaels for 50% off!