I have a question about signing photographs that are being matted and framed. Where is the acceptable place for the photographer to sign photos and with what type of pen or pencil. I have seem some photos that are signed on the mat and it appears that they are signed with a pencil. Is that what most people do? Or do you sign on the actual photograph as you would see in a painting? Seven of my photographs have been purchased to create a wall display in an office. They will all be matted with and off-white mat and framed in black wood. I am not sure where and how to sign them and would appreciate advice. Thanks.
Use the Search function for these forums. This subject comes upquite often. In fact, I think someone asked a similar question just lastweek or so.Doug
"When" I sign my photos, I either use pencil on the mat or an acid free pen on the back of the photo.
Most people sign on the lower right hand corner of the mat, more often than not, for reasons I don't understand, most sign with pencil! If the title is very important some artists sign the the title on lower left corderof the mat.On large prints over the years, I frequently sign in the print itself in an area that doesn't interfere with the content, using a fine paint pen, some people (not my customers) don't like that but I'm older than they are and I really don't care what they think.When I'm presenting a framed print, I usually attach a metal credit plate to the center bottom of the frame.Lynn
Some of the people have the habit or they like to sign on the Photograph.The photographs have the different type of upper surface,Usually the pens or the pencils are available to sign the photographs.Like on the mated paper or the shining paper you can give the sign from particular pen or pencils usually it is done on the bottom right side of the Photographs.
I always sign the mats, but one has to be careful. I have sold many photos to barber shops, salons, and restaurants in my area. I always sign the mat in the lower right corner. I often am allowed to hang a small, tasteful plaque advertising my business. A while back I went in to get a haircut and just glanced at "my" photos only to discover some were not MINE. They were my frames (I custom make my own frames.) They were my mats--they had my signature. They were NOT my photos! It seems the barber's nephew had gotten a camera and...well you can guess the rest of the story!