Congratulations to Our Photo Contest Winners main image
Congratulations to Our Photo Contest Winners
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 27, 2014

A big congrats to our 3 winners in our Baby Photo Contest.? It is always tough picking winners in our photo contests.? When it comes to photos of babies it gets 10 times harder.? We did make our choices and here are the winners with their pics. 1st place winner of a 24x36 1.5" canvas print and a 30% discount for one year is... Michelle Staniels 2nd place winner of a 16x20 1.5" canvas print ...

10 Decorating Ideas For the Niche in Your Home main image
10 Decorating Ideas For the Niche in Your Home
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 26, 2014

The niche I am talking about are the popular architectural cut ins on a wall in your home.? they are very popular in modern home building, but they can sometimes create a dilemma on how to decorate them.? Niches can vary in height and width.? They are meant to be decorative pieces in your home?but what do you decorate them with.? We want to share some ideas that may inspire you to create something that ...

7 Things About Our Canvas Prints Your Friends Will Want to Know main image
7 Things About Our Canvas Prints Your Friends Will Want to Know
by Laura McPherson | May 23, 2014

When you successfully pull off a new d?cor idea or craft, the questions your friends ask about how you did it so well (because they want to do it themselves!) can result in good feelings. After all, you and your friends have similar interests, and their support of your new ideas can confirm your success. When you add canvas print art and photos from Canvas Press to your home d?cor, you can prepare for questions from friends who ...

5 Tips to Getting Better Canvas Prints from Your Concert Photos main image
5 Tips to Getting Better Canvas Prints from Your Concert Photos
by Laura McPherson | May 22, 2014

taken with a Nikon D300 Although some concert venues do not allow cameras in the auditorium during a show, there are exceptions. If you have a smart phone, you might be able to use this to take photos that rival the quality of most ordinary point and shoots. Be sure to follow the venue rules, and if photography is permitted, use these tips to maximize your chances of getting? great canvas prints from your concert photos.? You will never ...

10 Common Misconceptions About Canvas Prints main image
10 Common Misconceptions About Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | May 21, 2014

If you have thought about designing and printing a canvas print but keep hesitating on the edge of getting started, it might be your misconceptions holding you back. High quality, handcrafted canvas prints are the perfect option to display and preserve your most treasured photos. Here are ten common misconceptions about canvas prints debunked to help you feel comfortable about ordering a canvas print. 1. Canvas prints have to be put in a frame. The depth of canvas means ...

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Using Canvas Prints as a Wedding Sign In Book
by Laura McPherson | May 20, 2014

As crafty ideas become more accessible without the aid of a high-budget wedding planner, couples are getting more creative with their wedding sign in books. You may have seen a few new ideas at recent weddings, from garlands to signed plates and even quilts. A unique alternative to use for your upcoming wedding, or to suggest to someone looking for creative wedding sign in book ideas, is using canvas prints. Here are a few ideas for using canvas prints ...

Think You’re Ready to Decorate with Canvas Prints? Take This Quiz main image
Think Youre Ready to Decorate with Canvas Prints? Take This Quiz
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 19, 2014

Trying new things with your home d?cor is a fun way to learn and grow, especially since after your updates are done you get to kick back and enjoy the fruits of your labor. For this same reason, sometimes you might get a little anxious about trying new home d?cor. If you haven?t made one before, a canvas print might be on your list. If you think you?re ready to decorate with canvas prints but aren?t quite sure, take ...

Using Custom Wallpaper to Enhance Your Home main image
Using Custom Wallpaper to Enhance Your Home
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 16, 2014

Custom Wallpaper can serve as a wonderful accent for any room in your home.? If you feel wallpaper is pass?, think again!? There are many ways to spice up your home using wallpaper!? The patterns, images and textures available can help you show your personal style.? Custom wallpaper helps enhance strong points in a room, and hide flaws on the walls. It can fix odd angles in rooms, creating a sense of uniformity.? Wallpaper ...

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Friday Wrap Up 5/16
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 16, 2014

First of all, how did it get to be the middle of May already.? We are bracing ourselves for the Texas heat.? We know it is coming...it's only a matter of time.? I feel we should be used to it by now, but I actually think I am less and less immune to it every year.? On that note I will make a smooth segue into some cool things we found this week we think ...

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Sony QX100 Review
by Caroline Cohoon | May 15, 2014

I?ve fully embraced the world of iPhoneography, and I use my iPhone as my primary camera most of the time, even for photos that I know I plan to make prints of. It?s got pretty good resolution and a decent lens for perfectly acceptable print quality. I?m also a huge fan of all the accessories and apps that go along with iPhone photography, and my latest acquisition is the Sony QX100. Now, I?m able to get DSLR quality images ...

9 Tips for Increasing the Size of Your Room Using Wall Art main image
9 Tips for Increasing the Size of Your Room Using Wall Art
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 14, 2014

Does room size pose a problem?? Do you want to use wall art to create the illusion of larger space?? There are several ways to increase room size using photographs, canvas prints, wallpaper, color, and positioning of art. The best technique to increase room size is by hanging mirrors (a la 1970).? Their reflective ability serves to make smaller rooms appear bigger when angled to reflect an attractive object in the room, or reflecting the view outside ...

Point and Shoot Cameras Still Have Some Fight in Them main image
Point and Shoot Cameras Still Have Some Fight in Them
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 13, 2014

Even though sales are down for point and shoot cameras (thank you smart phones) there are still several advantages of using a point and shoot over your iPhone's camera.? I want to talk about the added flexibility that you have with most point and shoots that you may not have with your phone camera.? So don't throw away these little gems yet.? They still have some fight left in them.? We love our little cameras ...

Getting Good Photos on Canvas From the Air main image
Getting Good Photos on Canvas From the Air
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 12, 2014

Going on a trip? Flying commercial air? Have a friend with an airplane? There are various ways to get into the air, but the challenges of good photos on canvas from the air are all pretty common to ?slipping the surly bonds of earth.?...I read that somewhere. Lake Mead and Hoover Dam from the air Challenges of Producing Great Photos on Canvas From the Air The first challenge is getting the composition right. The human mind, seeing the ...

Friday Wrap Up 5/9 main image
Friday Wrap Up 5/9
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 9, 2014

We leave you this Friday with some of our favorite things.? Through careful research and devious planning I managed to extract some of the favorite things from the team here at Canvas Press.? This is shocking insight into the recesses of our lives...ok, I over-dramatized that just a bit. Caroline: Loves exploring a new place...ANY new place. She is a little obsessed with macaroni and cheese.? She has a Pinterest board dedicated to it.? ...

Canvas Prints: A Custom Graduation Gift main image
Canvas Prints: A Custom Graduation Gift
by Laura McPherson | May 7, 2014

Whether it?s from middle school, high school, college, or another academic endeavor, your graduate worked hard to earn his or her diploma. When picking out graduation gifts for a recent or soon to be grad, you want to find something to commemorate the new grad?s milestone that will be practical as well as hold sentimental value. Since graduates today are always looking to personalize their rooms?or in the case of college graduates, their apartments or even homes?canvas prints make ...

MJ&M 2014 and Canvas Press main image
MJ&M 2014 and Canvas Press
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 6, 2014

This year was the 2nd annual MJ&M fundraising event.? We were honored to be a part of it this year and hope to continue our involvement in upcoming years.? Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) is the joint fundraising effort of actor Matthew McConaughey, recording artist Jack Ingram, and Texas coaching legend Mack Brown. MJ&M benefits a handful of non-profit organizations that all reflect MJ&M?s goal to empower kids.? They money is raised through ...

Using Pinterest to Inspire Creative Canvas Prints main image
Using Pinterest to Inspire Creative Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | May 5, 2014

Browsing photo galleries is a great way to inspire creativity. Visiting photo galleries in person and flipping through photo books are tried and tested traditional ways to find that creative boost, though there are a growing number of quality photo galleries online that can provide the same benefits. Pinterest might now be the largest of these, thanks to the millions of Pinterest users who contribute to the site and make it easy to find a profusion of great ideas ...

Tips for Better iPhone Macro Photos main image
Tips for Better iPhone Macro Photos
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 2, 2014

Do we even need point and shoot cameras anymore?? I think it is pretty evident that the iPhone and other smart phones have dominated over the need to carry another camera with you.? I have been a professional photographer for over 14 years and even I will rarely bring my big camera with me on trips.? I usually just stick the good ole iPhone in my pocket and go.? One thing I love about the iPhone ...

Birthday Photos on Canvas: A Family Tradition main image
Birthday Photos on Canvas: A Family Tradition
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 29, 2014

The inspiration for this blog post is one of our customers.? When Melani Lindsey reached out to us to help her with a special project to help celebrate her son?s 18th birthday we were more than happy to help.? Melani?s plan was to take images taken of her son, over the couse of his life, and turn them into photos on canvas.? As the project came together it became pretty powerful to see these images from her ...

Customer Highlight: Aeronomy and Their Mosaic Canvas Prints main image
Customer Highlight: Aeronomy and Their Mosaic Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 28, 2014

It is so nice to get an email from a customer showing us their canvas hanging on their wall.? In this case S. Scott Blust from Aeronomy emailed us with several photos from their recent order.? They had purchased a few mosaic canvas prints, a canvas with their logo on it, and a few other stand alone canvas prints.? All of these are for office decor.? We asked Mr. Blust if we could share these cool ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #405

Matting and framing a large photo yourself can be a chore. The key is to clean the inside of the glass and use compressed air to get any bits of debris off the inside of the glass. Also check your matte to make sure there is no dirt or smudges on it.


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