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Bigger Really *IS* Better | Providence Photography

**Since a lot of photographers seem to be finding this, yes it is totally fine to link to it on FB or blogs, I don’t mind 🙂 **

I was originally going to entitle this post “Go BIG or go home” but then realized that my friend Kristina had used that same title for a post earlier this year.  So instead, it’s Bigger Really IS Better.  Below you will see a photo of my lovely Christmas-decorated fireplace mantel.  Totally normal sized fireplace that you would find in any house.  What size do you think the photograph on the mantel is?  5×7?  8×10?


It’s actually an 11×14.

Seriously.  Surprised?  SO often people are hesitant to buy what they term “big photos” for their house.  And my question is, simply, WHY?!?!?!?!! A lot of people believe an 8×10 photo is “big.”  Here is what an 8×10 photo looks like on a normal sized mantel:


You’ll notice it’s pretty much dwarfed by the wall.  It completely disappears in the grand scheme of things.  8×10 for a wall just doesn’t do it.  In fact, an 8×10 is considered a desk portrait, not a wall one.  At the very *minimum* if you are going to even consider putting a photo on your wall, you should go for an 11×14.  And even then mat and frame it to a 16×20.  And then put more than one of them up there.  Below are three 11×14 photographs matted to 16×20 frames that I have hanging in my dining room (ignore the clutter, this was at the height of orders rolling in).  I honestly wish that I had gone bigger.  You’ll see that while the 16×20 size sounds big, on a big open wall, it still leaves a lot of space.  (There is another two feet of wall space below the chair rail.)  The only thing that helps to balance it a little which you can’t see is that I have three MORE of these hanging on the other walls.  But I still wish I had gone one step bigger.  The cluster of frames does help to absorb some space, however.


Here is a 16×20, equal to the framed prints above, back on the same mantel again by itself.  Sounds big when you talk about it, but as you can see, it’s not when put into normal display surroundings.


Back to the point.  When debating print sizes, if you are going to take the time and money to invest in a portrait session, why not have something truly wonderful to remember it by?  One of my recent newborn clients got two 20×24 canvases for her walls and I think I seriously had to wipe off the drool when I opened them up.  Sadly I did not take a photo of them, something I am still kicking myself for.  But they were absolutely AMAZING.  And I recently did a bigger display for the wall over my sofa.  I did two 18×24 prints, two 16×24 prints and two 16x20s.  Now you are probably saying those are HUMONGOUS!!   (Admit it you’re saying that.  I know you are!)   Here is what they looked like all put together (and yes, that is my little monkey hiding behind the table 😉 oh and please ignore the couch, came with the house and we haven’t gotten around to replacing it) :


I seriously totally and completely love walking into my living room now.  I love seeing my kids up there big, it makes my heart smile.  This is my family.  The loves of my life.  I love seeing them up on my wall.  And notice that 16×20 (top left) which probably sounded big, how small it looks on a big wall over a full-sized couch.  This post would have been much more effective had I put the photos on the same wall I have my display on, however I had already put the others up.  To help imagine it, an 8×10 is less than 1/4 the size of the bottom center print.  So here is a quick and dirty photoshop job of what that same space would look like with one print.  On the left is an 11×14.  On the right is an 8×10.


Oh and in case you were wondering what one of those “huge” prints looks like by itself  (and, again, I know you were calling my prints huge, I just KNOW it 😀 ) this is the 16×24 over the mantel:


So hopefully as you can see, it’s okay to go big.  You don’t have to do a 20×24 (though I wish you would) but do consider at least one 16×20 from your session.  Or a 16×20 framed by two 11x14s.  If you absolutely insist on sticking with that 8×10 size, consider a grouping of six or eight of them together at least!  Or matting it to an 11×14 size.  If you want help and feel lost when considering wall displays for images from your session I am MORE than happy to draw up a wall display idea for you using your images.  In fact when you get your proofs, I will send you a link to the wall display ideas that I have. And if you’d like, I can make suggestions for what to do.  But the important part to get out of this is…

Bigger really IS better.

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  • December 30, 2009 - 11:29 am

    Christy - Wow, what a great and helpful post! It makes so much sense to GO BIG! =)

  • December 30, 2009 - 12:21 pm

    Vicki M - I love this post Amy!

  • December 30, 2009 - 12:25 pm

    Tina R - Love it! Can’t wait to do some big prints on my own walls!

  • December 30, 2009 - 12:59 pm

    Angela Compton - Great post Amy! It really puts it all into perspective.

  • December 30, 2009 - 1:50 pm

    Amy - I TOTALLY agree!! I don’t even order below an 8×10 these days (and that’s rare). I have a few 16×20, 20×24 and up sizes and I love them!!

  • December 30, 2009 - 1:53 pm

    Christina B. - FABULOUS post! I’m with you – go big, or go home.

  • December 30, 2009 - 3:48 pm

    Mary Carstens - Great post, Amy! I love the visual examples. It’s so hard for people to visualize what a print will look like, because, you’re right – an 8×10 DOES sound big – but it’s not. And I think it looks weird on a wall unless it’s part of a wall collage. I tend to think if you’re going to only get 1 large photo – get the biggest one you can, or else it just doesn’t look visually appealing on a wall. And if you’re gonna invest in quality photos, do it right. Right?

  • December 30, 2009 - 9:07 pm

    Christie Adams - awesome post Amy!!!

  • December 30, 2009 - 11:06 pm

    Brianna I - i’m glad i read this before ordering a few canvases – i’m going to go BIG! thanks amy 🙂

  • December 31, 2009 - 10:35 am

    Bridget - Great post! I will admit when I did my ordering last year I was very intimidated by the larger sizes! You should put these examples right on your site! Now if I could just have those nice lights installed above my mantle…

  • December 31, 2009 - 11:59 am

    Melissa Kay - Very informative post, Amy! Lovely photos too. The collage looks awesome over the sofa.

  • December 31, 2009 - 4:19 pm

    Hayley Hamlin - Stopping by from Jaidean’s blog 🙂 Love the wall displays!! And yes so true!!

  • December 31, 2009 - 5:45 pm

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  • December 31, 2009 - 5:47 pm

    Ingrid - This is wonderful Amy! Thanks for sharing! And your collage looks so great!!!!

  • January 1, 2010 - 1:45 pm

    Jessica Wright - Fantastic post, thanks for sharing bigger really IS better! I agree!

  • January 4, 2010 - 3:46 pm

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  • January 4, 2010 - 8:26 pm

    tamsen - this is a fantastic post! thanks so much! could i add a link to it in my blog?

  • January 5, 2010 - 10:21 am

    Spokane Photographer | Spokane Custom Photographer | Jaidean Baker Photography - […] that. The post is fabulous with picture comparisons and all. So go check out her blog post – BIGGER REALLY *IS* BETTER. I have an 18×24 gallery wrapped canvas and 2 20×24 gallery mounts hanging in my living […]

  • January 6, 2010 - 3:37 pm

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  • January 6, 2010 - 5:32 pm

    ali - Incredibly informative and well thought out post. Great job!

  • January 6, 2010 - 9:42 pm

    Jessi - Wow! Thanks for the fantastic post. Way to show it in perspective!

  • January 7, 2010 - 12:47 am

    Kelly Guertin - So do you decorate on the side too? Above your couch looks magical!

  • January 7, 2010 - 10:41 pm

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  • January 11, 2010 - 1:58 pm

    Think Big. Dream Big. Print Big! | Long Island Baby and Child Photographer « September Blue Photography | Long Island Newborn Baby Photographer - […] An 8×10 is a desk print.  It may sound big, but it’s not.   It’s actually a bit smaller than all those pieces of paper that sit on your desk.   So why settle for that on your wall?  When it comes to prints I am all about wall prints and wall print means going big.   This is why I reconfigured all my collections for 2010 last year.  My collections all include a wall print 11×14 or larger.    Custom photography is an investment and I really want my clients to enjoy the benefits of that investment on a daily basis.   When you come to me for a session you leave with more than great captures of your baby, your child, your family – you leave with art for your walls.   It’s the way your photos were meant to be seen – be it bold color or rich and creamy black and white – it should be big!   Standard mount, standouts, thin wraps or gallery wraps – I love them all.  I’m in the process of redoing one of my walls so I will have some photos to show soon (*tapping foot waiting for canvases to arrive*).  In the meantime, a very talented photographer, Amy Ro, has a blog post with fantastic photos where you can see exactly what I mean.     Take  a look and tell me you don’t agree that bigger really is better! […]

  • January 14, 2010 - 9:41 am

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  • January 25, 2010 - 12:31 pm

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  • February 4, 2010 - 2:29 pm

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  • February 19, 2010 - 3:59 pm

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  • February 26, 2010 - 6:42 am

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  • May 29, 2010 - 9:31 pm

    Wende Trew - Great post!! I love how you demonstrated this!!

  • May 29, 2010 - 11:54 pm

    Carrie - Excellent post! Love the visuals 🙂

  • May 31, 2010 - 10:04 pm

    East Gippsland Photographer – Go Big! « Carrie Walker Photography - […] came across this great post by Amy Ro Photography about displaying photos in your home. It has some great visuals […]

  • June 1, 2010 - 9:16 pm

    Meg Borders - Awesome post Amy! I linked it on my facebook for clients to see. Great job!

  • June 1, 2010 - 10:37 pm

    Sylvia - Fantastic post, I linked it to my FB page.
    Do you mind blog links also?

  • June 1, 2010 - 10:38 pm

    Annie Manning - Paint the Moon - Fabulous job with this! Just wanted to let you know I shared this link to your blog post on my Facebook page. Great job!

  • June 1, 2010 - 10:38 pm

    Ramsey - Awesome Post Thank You!

  • June 2, 2010 - 12:54 am

    toki - Hi there! Thanks for posting a TERRIFIC article. I hope you don’t mind that I’m sharing this on my facebook page because I seriously couldn’t have said it better. Thank you!!!

  • June 2, 2010 - 7:46 am

    JoAnn - I just love these photos. Are you a photographer or do you solely do the photo work. Please let me know, I am looking for a photographer to take photots of my two children and I. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

  • June 2, 2010 - 8:53 am

    paula hickson - Wonderful read and how informative!! i plan in sharing this with my clients!! Your images look gorgeous by the way!

  • June 2, 2010 - 11:38 am

    Tiffany Welch - Awesome – thank you!

  • June 2, 2010 - 12:22 pm

    Kelly - This is so great !! Thank you for sharing

  • June 2, 2010 - 1:34 pm

    Jamie Lopez - I love this blog post! It’s awesome. I was just wondering how you hung the photos without frames? Are they all Canvas prints?

  • June 2, 2010 - 1:41 pm

    amyro - Hi Jamie!

    These are actually all mounted on white gatorboard and hung on my well with velcro strips! Super lightweight and durable and easy to change out!


  • June 2, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    Amy Price - Awesome post. Thank you for sharing…I will be passing it on.

  • June 2, 2010 - 5:28 pm

    Samantha - Thanks so much for writing this..I loved the visuals. Your portraits are gorgeous!

  • June 2, 2010 - 6:43 pm

    Kelly Q - Thanks so much for a very informative post, plus some stunning visuals. I’m getting ready to order my first big prints, and I can’t wait to inspire others to go big just like you have!

  • June 2, 2010 - 9:46 pm

    Jeannie - I have this exact information in my info packet, but you made it all come to life with beautiful real-life portraits on real-life walls! Love it! I’m passing this on!

  • June 3, 2010 - 12:23 am

    Nickie - THANK YOU!!! I just had to pass it on!!

  • June 3, 2010 - 12:58 am

    Stephanie - omg! This post is fantastic!!! I love it… thanks for letting us link…

  • June 3, 2010 - 8:16 am

    Sarah B Smith - Thanks for such a great post! I was surprised to hear they are not canvases? Where do you get white gatorboard? and velcro strips? Love love the candid portraits of your monkeys. =)I have been printing larger lately as well.. why not? Go BIG.. I have my cute children I like to show off.

  • June 3, 2010 - 10:51 am

    Kelsey - Fabulous post!!

  • June 3, 2010 - 11:30 am

    oneshotbeyond - totally great post! I am actually looking to put some prints or canvas’ above my couches and I have a huge wall there with high ceilings. What a challenge to decide just how big to go…I think a good point for people would be to actually cut out some cardboard in the size they are thinking and place it where they’d like to display the photo. Then they can see the proportions!

    By the way…I like that you mixed your photos above the couch with both color & b&w. That is something I never do b/c I didn’t think I would like it, but yours look great. 🙂

  • June 3, 2010 - 11:40 am - GREAT Article 😉 Thanks for letting us borrow it 🙂

  • June 3, 2010 - 11:41 am

    Erin Cassidy - What an excellent post! This really has me rethinking my set up in my own home. I have 4 kids, so I have settled for the 8×10’s, thinking that I couldn’t go any bigger with 4 on a wall. But I LOVE that one above your couch of the 6 pictures… I may need to upgrade my own home photos, lol! Thank you! I will definitely relink this! 🙂

  • June 3, 2010 - 1:06 pm

    Sarah C. - This is really really fabulous honey!! I think not only did you make an amazing point but the visual really brings it all home! Thanks for this post!

  • June 3, 2010 - 1:23 pm

    Emily - Thank you for this post. I linked to it on my blog.

  • June 3, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    shalonda - well said my friend well said! thank you for letting us use this on FB etc

  • June 3, 2010 - 6:28 pm

    lanne - 11 x 14 – 16×20 is for entrance halls, hallways, kids bedrooms and studies…
    wall art should be bigger.. much bigger… we do 20 x 30 and 30 x 40 as wall art… and if the home has larger walls 40 x 60 or collections… They do just disappear otherwise. We show clients their rooms in proselect (they send us an image before the ordering appointment) and we show the images on their wall and the size is obvious to all. I love it .. no one wastes money on the wrong size then! Great post 🙂

  • June 3, 2010 - 9:46 pm

    Darcy | His and Hers Photography - Amy –

    This visualization is *exactly* what I’ve been trying to show clients. Brilliant, well-illustrated point.

    Well done!


  • June 4, 2010 - 3:59 am

    Aaron - You are so right. We sell 20×30″ prints for our weddings and after a while at looking at them they appear quite small. Bigger does make a better impact.

  • June 4, 2010 - 5:54 am

    Ruth - Wonderfully put – this is awesome!

  • June 4, 2010 - 11:21 am

    Jana - THANK YOU! This is just what I needed! A visual! I have a large vaulted ceiling and my couch against the wall, such as yours, and could not figure what to hang there! duh! Why didn’t I think to go big?! LOL! AWESOME!

  • June 4, 2010 - 12:55 pm

    Marla - Thanks so much for this! You did a lot of work on this post. Hope it brings you the large orders on those large prints…you deserve it 🙂

  • June 4, 2010 - 12:56 pm

    Marla - Thanks so much 🙂 I posted a link on my fb page! Visuals make it so much easier visualize! LOL!

  • June 4, 2010 - 1:45 pm

    Angie Jungling - Thank you so much for posting this! I’m always trying to convince people to go big and your explanation and examples are spot on! I’ll be sharing this with my clients.

  • June 4, 2010 - 9:36 pm

    Maggie - Great blog post! I’m going to share on my fanpage.

  • June 5, 2010 - 3:54 am

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  • June 5, 2010 - 12:29 pm

    Margaret Kukuc - Chicago Children's Photographer - Amy, great post. As a children’s photographer in Chicago, I come across the same thing (a big 8×10). We specialize is custom portraits and I spend a lot of time educating my clients on what is appropriate for their homes. Love this post!

    Margaret Kukuc
    Willow Springs, IL

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  • June 5, 2010 - 9:19 pm

    shelley anderson - i ran across this post of yours in Ff, if you don’t mind, i’d love to link it on my blog:)



  • June 5, 2010 - 9:24 pm

    Blog | Shelley Anderson Photography - […] i ran across this post tonight on facebook by another photographer and i am going to link it here for all of my clients to read…very helpful:) how big to go with your images…in my opinion, you can never go too big! nuff said! here is the link by amy ro photography […]

  • June 5, 2010 - 11:12 pm

    Lou - Great post! Thanks for the visual illustrations to prove your point!

  • June 7, 2010 - 1:18 pm

    jael deyoung - I’m so going to share this!!!!!!
    Fabulous post!!!

  • June 7, 2010 - 2:53 pm

    lroah - Great post! I was about to write one like this, but you wrote it so well that I linked you on my FB page. Thanks!

  • June 7, 2010 - 5:15 pm

    Corey Sewell - Awesome & informative post!

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  • June 8, 2010 - 10:58 am

    Crystal Butler - Right on! I was JUST thinking about writing this EXACT post when I stumbled across this (title was going to be the same and everything). Thanks for writing this!

  • June 9, 2010 - 11:24 am

    sadonna - Wow great post and thanks for allowing others to share. I have been wanting to explain to my clients how a 8×10 really isn’t much if you are wanting a good portrait to put on your wall. Plan on posting for my clients to read.

  • June 9, 2010 - 12:02 pm

    Shona - Awesome! Thank you! The visuals are fantastic!

  • June 9, 2010 - 12:10 pm
  • June 9, 2010 - 6:00 pm

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  • June 9, 2010 - 10:27 pm

    Becky - GREAT information!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  • June 11, 2010 - 6:42 pm

    Melanie Layton - Hi there … yes another photographer posting a link to this page. Beautiful images and thank you so much for the inspiration. I’m always getting it wrong in my house but I love the six canvas images above the couch and will copy it for my home. Thank you so much, here is the link to my fb page/blog if you want to check it out …

  • June 14, 2010 - 11:56 am

    Tony Poyner - I agree. My largest is 19×29 in a 31×40 frame. Hung on my living room wall. Probably my best photo ever. Had to be pro printed (expensive) from a 35mm slide. Most others are 11×14 in 16×20 frames, which makes a nice statement. I also have a couple triples – 8×10 in 11×14 frames hung closely horizontal.

    Yeah, big may not always be better, but photos YES.

  • June 16, 2010 - 3:52 pm

    Jake Easley - Thanks for taking the time to share this. I go through a regular regiment in the studio trying to explain exactly this to clients. I have multiple 16×24’s as well as an 8×10 and 11×14 that I display on some standard sized shelves. They are always shocked how the small the 11×14 really looks.

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  • June 18, 2010 - 1:41 pm

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  • June 23, 2010 - 9:31 am

    Betsy King - Amen sister!!!!

  • June 23, 2010 - 9:41 am

    Diane {Hershey, PA Senior Photography} - What a wonderful perspective, thank you so much!

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  • July 1, 2010 - 12:26 pm
  • July 1, 2010 - 5:41 pm

    andrea dixson - awesome post!!!!!! Have a couple questions though. are the pics on canvas, or is it photo, and if so where do you get yours printed at and wondering $$ ?

  • July 2, 2010 - 11:06 am

    Arved - I’ve had a blog posting like this on my “to do” list for quite some time. Thanks for taking the time to do this, and allow others to link back to your post. I wish you all the success!

  • July 8, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    Kelly - You have inspired me…I now have a gorgeous canvas collage in my living room!

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  • July 16, 2010 - 1:34 am

    Nichole Drevenak - This is a great read and visual! I’m glad you took the time to do the work on it, I hope you don’t mind that I linked it back to my page 🙂

  • July 21, 2010 - 9:23 pm

    Manda - I am sharing this with my company (I work for lifetouch)! I LOVE IT! Hopefully we’ll do something to help us sell more wall portraits! 🙂

  • July 23, 2010 - 3:12 pm

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  • July 27, 2010 - 10:59 pm

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  • August 23, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    Think It’s Too Big? It’s Perfect! « More Sugar Than Spice - […] Check out what Amy of Amy Ro photography had to say about all of this, and then let me know what you think! […]

  • October 1, 2010 - 10:43 am

    HilaryB. - Hi Amy,
    Thank you for sharing! I’m so glad I found you in the abyss of late nit editing and searching online etc.! but I Love your work, it is amazing and this is such an impt. piece of the family biz to share, thank you!
    Any suggestions for online or local place for photogs to chat together, I’m new to this area and started my gig in RI just last year and relocated from Bos too. It’s a work in progress and a labor of love as I have family and another job too. 🙂


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  • October 20, 2010 - 12:20 pm

    Steven Bedford - Just wanted to thank you for this! Recently had a client who only ordered 4×6’s because anything bigger was “just too big”. Made me want to hurl! Going to post a link on my blog.

  • October 21, 2010 - 9:15 am

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  • October 21, 2010 - 12:46 pm

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  • October 29, 2010 - 9:33 am

    Don’t Be Afraid To Go Big! | Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer - Wellington Photography - […] amazing pictures) while I talk for a moment about print sizes.  I just read this blog post from Amy Ro Photography, which was the inspiration for this post, and I wanted to share with you all some of the really […]

  • November 24, 2010 - 11:44 pm

    Kami Van Slyke - Love this! I’m totally forwarding this post to all my clients before doing their in home ordering session. 🙂

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  • January 7, 2011 - 11:17 am

    Emily Krbec - fabulous post!

  • January 10, 2011 - 12:52 pm

    Erin Norman | Las Vegas Portrait Photographer - SO true, great post! Exactly what I’ve been thinking and eventually I will be composing a post about this as well. For Now, I’m just going to link this to my FB page!

  • January 10, 2011 - 1:19 pm

    Melanie - This is an awesome post! Thank you so much for taking the time to illustrate how going bigger is better!

  • February 22, 2011 - 10:43 am

    Bigger Really IS Better – Version 2.0 | Rhode Island Photography » - […] But even now, fourteen months later, it’s still not really happening.  But the reason why was hammered home for me when I did my first in-person ordering session with a client.  She had no idea how big and small prints were in real life.  You hear one size and the picture in your mind is sooooo different from reality.  I had brought along a 5×7, 8×10, 11×14 and 16×20 to her ordering session.  She couldn’t believe the 8×10 was so small – she was sure that was a 5×7 size.  (By the way once she was showed the sizes she ended up with a 16×20 canvas and has already mentioned she will probably wish she had gone bigger!)  It really just sank in for me – unless you handle big prints all day long and see them a lot, you’re not really going to know what is what and how big things *really* are.   So I am back this fourteen months later with a new version of the post using a traditional print-hanging scenario.  You can check out the old one by clicking HERE […]

  • March 10, 2011 - 11:05 am

    Printing and Our Digital World « - […] any large prints for you living room wall, or any wall actually, you’ll want to check out this article first. It puts into perspective just how big that “large” 11×14 image will really […]

  • September 20, 2011 - 11:44 pm

    Breanne Clemmesnen - Loved it shared it. thanks for the visuals they are great.

  • November 8, 2011 - 3:34 pm

    Photographer Dundee - Great post which I spend a great deal of time explaining to clients.

  • November 8, 2011 - 3:53 pm

    Bigger is better » Chris Wright Wedding Photography Blog – Dundee Angus Photographers - […] Have a read here – […]

  • March 4, 2012 - 9:42 am

    Bigger is better « Chris Wight Photography – Wedding Photographer Dundee Angus - […] Have a read here – […]

  • March 7, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Bigger is better | Chris Wright Wedding Photography - Wedding Photographer Dundee Angus - […] Have a read here – […]

  • July 2, 2012 - 4:11 am

    Bigger Really *IS* Better | Providence Photography | Beth Moskal Photography - […] Bigger Really *IS* Better | Providence Photography. […]

  • June 6, 2013 - 10:15 pm

    Friday Miscallany » Read.Run.Snap. - […] Spotted this article on print sizing via a photography forum I belong to — Amy Ro Photography: Bigger is Better. She illustrates (with the use of a couch and a mantel) what an 8×10 up to a 16×24 (and […]

  • September 27, 2014 - 12:34 pm

    Tuesday Tip : Getting the most out of your session – Walls | Candy Howard Photography - […] images, with the exception of the gallery guides, provided by Amy Ro, used with permission from her blog post about the same topic.) The Tuesday Tip is back! And to […]

  • January 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm

    Friday Miscallany » Route Bliss - […] Spotted this article on print sizing via a photography forum I belong to — Amy Ro Photography: Bigger is Better. She illustrates (with the use of a couch and a mantel) what an 8×10 up to a 16×24 (and […]

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