Photography Posters

Written by Charles Peacock
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Photography posters allow us to display beautiful, awe-inspiring works of art on our walls at a very low cost. Gone are the days when owning a photograph by a famed photographer meant buying an expensive original print. Today, you can purchase high-quality poster reproductions for less than 20 dollars.

Buying Photography Posters

When shopping for photography posters, you probably have a good idea of what you're looking for. Maybe you saw a poster at a friend's place, or even in a photography magazine, and you'd like to have it on your wall. When you go to buy that particular poster, remember to keep a few things in mind.

First of all, if you're only looking for the photographic image itself, make sure you're not buying a poster with the artist's name printed on it. A lot of photography posters have a border at the bottom which displays the photographer's name and possibly even the name and date of one of their exhibitions. While this can be a nice feature, in my opinion it distracts the eye from the art itself and should generally be avoided.

Another thing to consider when purchasing a print is the quality. If the photograph is part of the public domain (meaning that the copyright has expired and it can be reprinted royalty-free), a lot of prints probably exist--with varying degrees of quality. Look for details such as resolution and paper thickness, and remember that if you're paying less, you're probably also getting a lower-quality poster.

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