We are very excited to help you create some beautiful portrait artwork for your walls at home!
To do that, we need some photos that we can bring into our software so we can show you what your photos will look like on your walls.
The video below explains how to take these images and how to get them to us. Below the video there are step by step written instructions as well. The process is very simple! Let’s get started:
We want to be able to show you what an image or collection of images will look like with the proper scale so you can better visualize the image on your wall.
Here are a few examples.
The easiest way to help us with this is to tape an 8.5×11 sheet of paper to the wall. Stand as far back as you can from straight on and take a photo with your cell phone and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or text the pictures to 248-440-7933 (just make sure to let us know who you are if you send a text).
We will take a measurement off the piece of paper and based on that, we will know exactly how big the space is and we can overlay things that are a perfect size/shape/color to fit your wall.
Here are three images that are perfect for what we need:
Here are a few examples of images that will be more difficult to use or in some cases impossible so I wanted to give some of these examples so you have more information of what NOT to do.
This first one is probably the most common problem. We can’t use this photo because there is no 8.5×11 paper taped to the wall. We use the paper to take a reference measurement from so without that, we have no scale and can’t tell how big the wall is.
This next photo is shot on an angle so when we try to display something on the wall, it will look crooked and not have the correct perspective or measurement.
There are certain situations in hallways or stairways where it isn’t possible to stand straight back. In that case, an image like this is ok. We can still look at it and talk about it even if we don’t show things actually hanging on the wall.
When we ask for photos of the walls, we are specifically looking for photos of walls that you would strongly consider hanging something on. We spend time taking those photos, importing them into our software and then trying to design pieces to fit. Sometimes we do that and then clients come in and say “well I probably wouldn’t hang anything on that wall anyway”.
Again, we only want walls that you actually WANT to put stuff on.
This particular image is of a wall in a storage room that is behind a door which will most likely not be were anyone would hang beautiful and expensive fine art portraits.
This image has two problems. One, there are no reference surroundings at all. It is just a solid wall with no edges, no furniture, or anything that helps show any perspective. I can’t tell if this is the whole wall or just a small part of the wall. Based on the size of the scotch tape, I’m guessing that this is not an 8.5×11 sheet of paper either so we really have no way of using this to help design anything.
This image could be used but it would be much better if the plates were removed. When I show something hanging on this wall, it will look super weird with these plates behind whatever I overlay. Please take an extra few seconds to remove whatever is on the wall already unless it is something that is very difficult to re-hang.
Please call or email us if you have any questions.