Exploring Where You Live…Through Photos main image
Exploring Where You LiveThrough Photos
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 1, 2014

I love to travel.? I love seeing new places, new cities, new faces.? I love taking photos on my travels and turning them into pieces of wall art for our home.? But let?s face it?traveling is expensive.? You think that photography is an expensive habit.? Throw the word ?travel? into the mix and you have entered another level of money. What is a photographer who has been bitten by the wanderlust bug to do ...

5 Reasons to Decorate with Large Canvas Prints main image
5 Reasons to Decorate with Large Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 30, 2014

Large artwork is a fantastic centerpiece for virtually any room, adding drama and visual interest that draws the eye immediately. You may have noticed the increase in large artwork as d?cor in recent years and been thinking about using large canvas prints yourself. Canvas Press can print nearly any size canvas prints up to 54?x96?, which makes it easy to capture the high end look of large canvas prints for any room in your home. Here are five reasons ...

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Congrats to Our Photo Contest Winners
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 30, 2014

The voting is done and the judging has finished.? It was a tough choice to pick the three winners in our Dog Photo Contest.? From the top 7 with the most votes plus 3 that our staff chooses we voted and here are the results. 1st place - Jess Gibson "Dashing Through the Snow" 2nd place - Paul Davidson "Meet Sam Adams, Mr. Stoic" 3rd place - Rey McGehee "Can You Hear the Rocky Theme?"   We ...

Why You Will Want Giclee Prints for Your Family Memories main image
Why You Will Want Giclee Prints for Your Family Memories
by Laura McPherson | June 27, 2014

The photos that you take of your family, and the photos that have been taken of the family members who came before you, are an important part of your family?s legacy. It?s also important to remember that even in this digital age, what we take for granted as common file types today might not be common ten or twenty years from now (have you seen a .pic file lately?). To ensure that this legacy is passed down to ...

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Friday Wrap Up 6/27
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 27, 2014

Your weekly wrap up is an eclectic mix of written word, hats, music, and big waves.? We hope you all have a wonderful weekend.? We are one week closer to the 4th!? We can't wait.? If you have come across something unique, quirky or creative please feel free to share it with us in the comments.? We love taking a break now and again to check out what is out there. Dedpxl - The Mess ...

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Our Custom Photos on Canvas main image
What Wikipedia Cant Tell You About Our Custom Photos on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | June 26, 2014

The information on Wikipedia can be handy when you are looking up a quick fact, but Wikipedia does not always have all of the answers. This is particularly true when it comes to creative subjects like music and art; because it is so fact-oriented, the platform by design leaves out the considerations that make art special ? that is, the feelings and perspectives that art creates. Thus, you can find (quite general) information about canvas prints on Wikipedia, but ...

Why You Should Pray For Bad Weather When You are Traveling main image
Why You Should Pray For Bad Weather When You are Traveling
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 26, 2014

That title statement is really aimed at photographers.? Yes, I am serious.? I can hear the questions going off..."Why?" you are asking.? Ok, let me state my case for rooting for bad weather when you are traveling or on vacation (even if it's just for one day). Bad weather creates interesting lighting We have all witnessed the changing light or dimming of light that a storm can bring.? This changing of light can ...

Why the Best Photos on Canvas Can Come From Photos You Already Have main image
Why the Best Photos on Canvas Can Come From Photos You Already Have
by Laura McPherson | June 25, 2014

There are few feelings that match the fun and excitement of scheduling a new project that you are really looking forward to. When you think of new projects you probably think of starting from the ground up, yet it isn?t always necessary to start from scratch. This is especially true of photo projects and photos on canvas. Planning your photos on canvas doesn?t have to start with brand new or recent photos; some of the best photos on canvas ...

Decorating With Photos on Canvas Changed How I Decorate main image
Decorating With Photos on Canvas Changed How I Decorate
by Laura McPherson | June 24, 2014

Photos on canvas are much more accessible today than they were even five years ago, when it was more common to see these works of art in high end restaurants and hotels than in put-together homes. The versatility of photos on canvas leads to hundreds of novel and unique uses for any decorating style or dilemma. Here are a few things about how decorating with photos on canvas that have changed my approach to decorating. 1. Matching the Perfect ...

Fine Art Printing: Giclee Prints vs Inkjet Prints main image
Fine Art Printing: Giclee Prints vs Inkjet Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 23, 2014

Although both giclee and inkjet processes produce photos, the two processes are quite different from one another. The superior quality that giclee provides over the inkjet alternative is apparent right from the day that prints are made, with the higher quality of giclee becoming even more clear over time. Taking a look at a few of the major differences between giclee and inkjet prints can help explain why this is so and why ordering giclee prints offers not only ...

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We Support DIY Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 20, 2014

As a photographer with a crafty side you already know you can create your own works of art and have your photos printed on great looking canvas, but have you ever thought of combining these two hobbies? Blending DIY canvas prints with canvas prints from Canvas Press is a relaxing and enjoyable way to create a custom look for your home and personality. You will feel a sense of accomplishment too, especially with the compliments that will be coming ...

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Friday Wrap Up - 6/21
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 20, 2014

We have World Cup Fever!? We hope whoever you are rooting for is doing well!? You might be aware that each Friday we are sharing interesting stuff we have found on the web.? Most of the time it has to do with creativity.? Occasionally we can veer off track.? This Friday we may be veering off a tiny bit off track, but we want to share creative and cool things that have to do with ...

Pet Photos on Canvas as Wall Art main image
Pet Photos on Canvas as Wall Art
by Laura McPherson | June 19, 2014

Pets are an integral part of the family, holding a special place in our hearts and minds while they are with us and even after they are gone. Many families will have about the same number of photos including their pets as they do family members, which shows just how important pets can be to the family unit. Customized pet photos on canvas as wall art can make use of these great photos while providing eloquent and attractive images ...

The Difference Between Hard Light vs Soft Light in Photography main image
The Difference Between Hard Light vs Soft Light in Photography
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 19, 2014

If you know a photographer or maybe you are married to one you will often here them obsess about the light.? You will hear them say stuff like, ?This light is unbelievable! Where is my camera!? or ?Honey, look at how the light is falling on that enter noun here!?? If you haven?t guessed it photographers are a little nerdy when it comes to stuff like that.? We freak out about light.? All kinds ...

Family History on Canvas Prints main image
Family History on Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 18, 2014

This is a scan of the family tree that George Naiser had made in the late 1950's Art is a fantastic way to preserve and commemorate your family?s history. With tools like Ancestry.com and Geneology.org making it easy to find and verify a family?s lineage, you can create a family history for canvas prints that goes back as many generations as you like. Following are a few ideas and tips for putting your family history down on canvas ...

7 Tips For Making Awesome Family Portraits main image
7 Tips For Making Awesome Family Portraits
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 18, 2014

Whether you are a professional photographer or just want to gather the whole gang for a family photo there are some important elements that can improve your family portrait photos.? I will tell you right now that photographing a gathering of people of different ages, heights, and temperaments can be quite a challenge?even for a seasoned professional.? Here are 7 things to consider the next time you want to make awesome family portraits. Be as prepared as ...

Decorating Ideas for Newlyweds – Wedding Photos on Canvas main image
Decorating Ideas for Newlyweds Wedding Photos on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | June 17, 2014

While pictures of the bride, groom, and friends and family are certainly the centerpiece of wedding photos on canvas, there are other artistic details from weddings that deserve to be remembered and can stand as meaningful works of art on their own. If you are looking for a great gift for newlyweds, or are looking for a different way to remember your own wedding, turn details from the wedding into artistic d?cor to enjoy for years to come. Wedding ...

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Our Deal of the Month - Get $100 Off When You Spend $200
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 17, 2014

The June Deal of the Month is underway.? You can save $100 on any order of $200 or more.? That is a potential savings of 50% off.? If you are looking to add some new canvas prints, metal prints or some custom wallpaper to your home now is the perfect time.? There is no limit to how much or how many times you order until Friday, June 27th at midnight (PST). Just use the promo code: ...

5 Family Poses That Will Make Amazing Canvas Prints main image
5 Family Poses That Will Make Amazing Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 16, 2014

Family portraits make for classic wall art for the home, but they also help cement and commemorate the family bond. Sitting together for a family portrait can be a fun event for your family, which you can combine with other activities after the portrait is taken. The question that most budding photographers who are interested in taking their own family portrait have is how to ask the family to pose for the best looking canvas print. Here are a ...

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Vacation Photography Dos & Donts
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 16, 2014

Let?s talk about going on vacation.? For serious amateur photographers going on vacation presents amazing new photo opportunities.? It is very exciting.? So much so that the vacation photography part can overwhelm the vacation part.? Trust me, I know from experience.? As a professional photographer I have put pressure on myself while going on vacation to get these amazing photos.? I wasn?t getting paid to take great photos, but because I love photography ...

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Learning how to shoot in manual mode is a lot like learning how to drive a standard. You may stall out a few times before it makes sense, but after repetition it all starts to make sense.


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