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Equipment & Techniques => Beginner's Questions => Topic started by: armand on February 27, 2018, 07:39:26 PM

Title: Photo borders
Post by: armand on February 27, 2018, 07:39:26 PM
I'm increasingly tempted to add borders to the photos that I post on my website, I came up with the conclusion that they might be looking better.
Any rules of thumb out there regarding size or color?
Title: Re: Photo borders
Post by: elliot_n on February 27, 2018, 08:37:29 PM
Resist the temptation!
Title: Re: Photo borders
Post by: donbga on February 28, 2018, 11:50:09 AM
I'm increasingly tempted to add borders to the photos that I post on my website, I came up with the conclusion that they might be looking better.
Any rules of thumb out there regarding size or color?

Don't add borders for online work. They are just a distraction.
Title: Re: Photo borders
Post by: Jeffrey Saldinger on February 28, 2018, 02:59:46 PM
I suggest you try it and see if you think it serves your work well.  Iíve used borders on my websiteís BW images and think they serve the images well, but I was able to load several images with different borders and keep them hidden from public view until I was sure I had something I liked.

My border is 95% gray.  I use an action I made in Photoshop which is automatically started as part of the export process from Lightroom.

I donít know how much choice you have in choosing the background color for your images, but the choice of border tone would be related (subjectively, of course) to that.
Title: Re: Photo borders
Post by: nirpat89 on March 01, 2018, 07:02:38 AM
I'm increasingly tempted to add borders to the photos that I post on my website, I came up with the conclusion that they might be looking better.
Any rules of thumb out there regarding size or color?
Hi, Armand:

I always use white borders...check my website and see for yourself if you might like.  I like the way it separates the image from the background.  I also mat the print the same way.  But that's just me.

:Niranjan.

P.S.  Just checked your site quickly.  Awesome B&W's.  You have a great eye.  Love the one with palm tree and woman in wind.  Simply beautiful!
Title: Re: Photo borders
Post by: armand on March 01, 2018, 01:57:59 PM
Thank you.

I tried borders in the past with mixed results. Either way, I didn't access my zenfolio site for a while from a computer, only phone/ipad, and now I noticed that the current theme adds a small black border to all photos anyway so I'm set for now. I only have to figure it out how to change it if I want to.