I have spent a lot of time over many months trying to figure out if I should sign my photo prints and, if so, how. There seem to be so many varied opinions out there that it is hard to decide.
Some folks say you should sign the mat when you mount the print, but others say people can decide to change the mat to match their walls so it doesn’t make sense to sign the mat. Other folks have said you should sign your name and add the date and the name of the print on the back. Other folks talk about a digitial signature, etc., etc.
So, from what I can see, there is no “standard” way to sign a photograph for exhibition or display. It is up to the individual or the gallery that is displaying them. Based on that, for right now, I am going to use a digital signature. For me, even that was a challange in that I have not really used Photoshop all that much. I spent quite a bit of time deciding how I wanted to sign my prints and then I had to scan the signature in and then create layers in Photoshop. One layer for each color that I might want to use. Luckily there were a lot of good videos on Youtube to show me how to do all this.
What fun. 🙂