Decide how much of the paper/image you wish to see including signatures and inscriptions &c, consider the width and colour of any window mount (mat /passe partout) you wish to use. When using window mounts we can advise on using boards that will not affect the photograph. The flatness of your image when framed needs to be considered and we will advise on how to best mount and hinge your photograph on seeing it.
When choosing a frame think about the style, period and feel of the image, what you like and what might suit your interior/purpose. Keep it simple. Remember that larger images are going to need stronger frames to support them. Currently, our white or black sprayed frames and natural wood box frames are very popular for photographs.
If you are worried about fading or discolouration of the image; UV filtering glass and acrylic is available. If reflections might be a problem (particularly on dark images) modern anti-reflection glass can eliminate them.
Please see our conservation page for further information