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Displaying u/w photos in your home?

Discussion in 'Underwater Photography' started by Vagabonding, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Thiad

    Thiad Divemaster

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    I like to hit up the frame sales at Michael's. They will occasionally get the 2:1 sales and you can find some really nice frames for great prices. Some acid free tape, a good print and a few minutes to frame it - your set. As for printing large format, I've had nice luck with Costco.
     
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  2. mblazer

    mblazer ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    My wife and I took the electronic photo frame idea to a slightly higher level. We were at Costco one day, and noticed a closeout on a discontinued Panasonic 46 inch flat screen TV with an SD card slot and the ability to display slide shows. When you consider the cost of printing and framing multiple photos, not to mention that you eventually run out of room, this turned out to be a great solution for us. Our's now constantly displays several hundred above and under water shots.
     
  3. sylpha

    sylpha Solo Diver

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    i bought enough commercial matching frames which toned in with my decor to cover the wall next to the staircase, then i printed out my favourite photos on my inkjet printer. when i get a photo which makes me say 'WOW' i print it out & replace one of the photos already on the wall. There's always one which is starting to fade or i don't like as much as the new one, i can always print the ones i like out again to replace fading pictures.

    i also have an electronic picture frame which some dear friends bought me for my mumble mumble birthday this i use to display a slideshow of special events, holidays, parties etc etc.

    it's the way i do it, it works for me.
     
  4. scuba e

    scuba e Barracuda

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    Ihave to back the digital option. We bought a 50" plasma earlier this year. It was $1800.00. Thats about 10 framed 20 x 30's. It takes an SD card or our cable will play on Flickr account. Either way we show 100's of photos ona random loop or programmed series at a fraction of the cost of framed. Not to mention they are "backlit" so no lighting or glare issues.
     
  5. danvolker

    danvolker Dive Shop

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    I wonder if this could work on Drapes.... If they were the right material, and the wall cling material looks good on it, then certain underwater images might make cool drapery....

     
  6. mjh

    mjh Solo Diver

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    Looked at doing 24x36 electronic displays x3, but turned out to be to expensive. Just went with frames that photos can be added or removed easily. Here is what we ended us with. Photos-display.jpg
     
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  7. ScubaSteve

    ScubaSteve Wow.....what a DB

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    A question to those proposing the LED/Plasma television route. What do you do in other rooms and even other walls in the TV room? I would think there are other walls needing attention in each home.


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  8. scuba e

    scuba e Barracuda

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    We only entertain in one room of the house that is open to the dining room, kitchen and patio. Then again we keep a clean, uncluttered look about the house. Very little on our walls.
     
  9. sylpha

    sylpha Solo Diver

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    i display my photos for ME if anyone else wants to look at them they are welcome. i've sat through too many holiday bad slide shows & cine (anyone remember that) to impose my photos on my guests.

    i take my photos to the local camera club every month & get critical opinions from some top rate photographers (fellows of the Royal Photographic Society), it helps me choose the best for my wall.
     
  10. sylpha

    sylpha Solo Diver

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    i like that, tasteful.
     

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