When planning to create a exhibition the space in which you hang your work is equally as important. The spacing can determine the power of your work but also can allow you to see how big you can print. There are some key aspects when measuring your space and to ensure you have all the details correct make sure you double check the measurements and prints. The most efficient way to do this is to take a notebook and tape measure into the locations you are thinking of using. When in the location you want, first take images of the space to document the amount of room you have. The images make great reference points as well to double check the space after printing the images and also to help you create the plan itself.
The next thing to look at is the amount of space. For myself, the first thing I did was take measurements of the height and length of the room. The height lets me determine how high I can place the images but also allows me to leave the correct amount of space to make the print even on the wall. My plans wall came in a 6 metres in length and 3 metres high. This gave me plenty of room to create the A1 images I wanted to hang but also gave me space to keep a good amount of negative space between each image, giving a space between each section.
After documenting the size of the space, my next aim was to look at the image size i had created and also if i was adding any extras to the space (A plight for a book). To fit these into the space, I used some masking tape to show the size of each image and the gap i wanted to have between each one. To have the statement between the images, which is what i planned, I decided to leave a gap of 5 inches to ensure that there is enough negative space between each object but the spacing gives the chance for the viewer to relaxing its eyes between each photograph.