A great way to enhance your photos is to show less of it. Using a Passepartout, or a mat, allows you to add a new layer of relief to a photo.
Professional framers can mat your photos for you easy enough – It doesn’t take a lot of time, but it is a skill that takes a lot of practice to get right, so you can’t do it yourself. Or can you?
Of course you can! Hah. Sarah shows you how to do it in her Small Object blog, in an article titled How I cut a mat. The method is slightly different to how I usually cut my mats, but it makes more sense, and is easier too, so I’ll spare you the differences. Suffice to say that Sarah’s framing and matting skills are a lot higher than mine. So go read her blog entry, and give it a shot!
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