When we print out photographs or purchase pieces of art on canvas, we generally get these art pieces framed to ‘finish’ the look. Well how about photographs posted online? Many people are now posting their photographs online with a border to complement the piece. But does it really complement?
Some might feel that borders are distracting to the visual elements in the photo. A border can further destroy a photo if it’s too overwhelming to the subject at hand.
Others can’t do without the borders; they serve to help make the photo ‘pop’, make the photo a tad more elegant, or depending on the color and context of the photo, can also complement the elements in the photograph.
Just as every photographer has their own tastes in their photo subjects, they also have their own opinions on borders as a creative element. Essentially, it’s all up to the artist and how they feel their creativity should be displayed.
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