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5 Tips For Easier Holiday Family Portraits main image
5 Tips For Easier Holiday Family Portraits
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 13, 2015

When the temperature starts to drop and the leaves start to change color you know it is time to start thinking about this year?s family portrait. These annual portraits are used to update that family photo wall and in Christmas cards to send to relatives. This is a fantastic tradition that helps keep a unique family history to look back on for Seasons to come, but it is also a stressful time with packed schedules and timelines. We ...

10 Things You Need to Know Before Taking Macro Photos main image
10 Things You Need to Know Before Taking Macro Photos
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 10, 2015

I love taking macro photos. There is so much beauty in nature and objects the closer we look at them. Taking great close up (macro) photos isn?t as easy as turning the dial on your camera to the flower and firing away. Here are 10 things you should think about before you start taking photos of that fly on the windowsill. 1. Do I have the right equipment? There are specific lenses that are made for close up photography ...

Print Your Family Tree on Canvas main image
Print Your Family Tree on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | January 20, 2015

This beautiful example was designed & ordered by one of our wonderful customers, Roberto Quiles. Printing a family tree on canvas can be a beautiful way to showcase family history while acting as a historical document at the same time. Collecting historical information about your family members can bring you closer to your ancestry and to your family while providing a record about your family?s past that can be passed on to the following generations. Take a look at a ...

How To Hang A Wall Collage main image
How To Hang A Wall Collage
by Caroline Cohoon | November 19, 2014

You?ve seen the photos on the internet of those cute wall collages and eclectic mixes of artwork ? but it can feel like a pretty daunting task to hang one yourself! At Canvas Press, we help people make wall collages out of canvases or even a variety of canvas, framed art and metal prints, and we always get asked how to hang it. We?ve come up with a quick and easy way to do just that. Watch this short video ...

How to Create Wall Art That Pops main image
How to Create Wall Art That Pops
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 10, 2014

Accent walls and boldly patterned furniture aren?t for the faint of heart, but wall art that pops and grabs viewers? immediate attention can be for everyone. No matter the color of your walls, if your wall art is vibrant you can have an instantly bolder, more energizing living space. Always remember: If you go with what you love, you can?t go wrong! We?ve pulled together a few ideas to help you create wall art that pops and adds new ...

Halloween Portraits - Make It Your Family's Tradition main image
Halloween Portraits - Make It Your Family's Tradition
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 22, 2014

Halloween is approaching.? An exciting time of year for kids and adults who like to act like kids (that would be me).? Kids put a lot of thought into what they want to go trick or treating as each year.? Some don't decide until the night of and adults are then scrambling around the house to find something to throw together at the last minute (again, that was me growing up).? I would say that ...

How to Split Photos on Canvas to Create Unique Art main image
How to Split Photos on Canvas to Create Unique Art
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 30, 2014

Creatively sectioning off your photos on canvas creates a unique piece of wall art that adds pop to any room in your home. Diptych (one image split into two separate images), triptych (one images split into 3 separate images), and quad arrangements are just the beginning; with creative sectioning and a theme to pull your work together, you can use as many different photos on canvas as you want ? although after the quad, it?s easier to drop the Latin ...

Framing Instagram Photos = Instant Art Gallery main image
Framing Instagram Photos = Instant Art Gallery
by Laura McPherson | September 24, 2014

A picture is worth a thousand words, which is one of the reasons why Instagram is so accessible. Why write a lengthy blog post or social update when a picture can say it all? Still, not everyone is on Instagram and it can be easy to miss updates when friends haven?t opened the app in awhile. Make your Instagram photos tangible with an instant art gallery of framed photos on canvas taken from your Instagram folder. Between the memory-worthy ...

How To Clean Your Canvas Prints main image
How To Clean Your Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | August 28, 2014

Your photos on canvas can last for decades and become mementos to be passed on to the next generation with proper care. Photos on canvas are an investment in your photography and the things that you love, so it makes sense to look into ways that you can extend the perfect condition of your cherished prints. Fortunately, proper care for photos on canvas is simple and easy if you follow these tips and tricks to clean your canvas prints ...

How To Get a High Resolution Instagram Photos main image
How To Get a High Resolution Instagram Photos
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 19, 2014

Instagram loads incredibly quickly for how photo-based it is, but the reason why is based on a minor sleight of hand: photo resolution is automatically reduced for every photo uploaded to the platform. When viewing Instagram on a mobile phone or screens as large as an iPad this loss of resolution isn?t usually apparent. Even up to a certain size, Instagram photos printed on canvas or other mediums can retain the appearance of higher resolutions than they actually ...

5 Quick Tips for Scanning Photos to Print on Canvas main image
5 Quick Tips for Scanning Photos to Print on Canvas
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 6, 2014

Scanners are a fantastic tool that can transform old photos and artwork. They allow you to archive and digitize your old photos and can even get you amazing results when you want to print on canvas. There are some good guidelines to remember when scanning your photo or artwork that will produce the best results for archiving or for when you want to make some canvas prints. Keep in mind that scanners from different manufacturers come with different options ...

How To Make a DIY Camera Bag main image
How To Make a DIY Camera Bag
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 25, 2014

Yes, photography is an expensive hobby.? I am sure we can all agree on that.? Cameras, lenses, flashes, more lenses and more accessories?when you get bitten by the photography bug you really feel the need to have all of it.? And it is not cheap.? Not even the bags that you store it all in.? Camera bags that hold a camera and a couple of lenses are generally over $100.? And you are ...

How To Package Your Artwork For Moving main image
How To Package Your Artwork For Moving
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 10, 2014

Has anyone ever said, ?I love moving?it?s so much fun??? If you have I would love to meet them.? Moving might be the most stressful event in a family?s life.? Trying to make sure all your stuff is safe, protected, packed and will make it to it?s final destination in one piece.? One thing people ask us on occasion is how they should pack their artwork when they are moving to make sure it stays ...

How To Print Instagram Photos main image
How To Print Instagram Photos
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 12, 2014

  Instagram is a great way to stay creative.? You can capture things in everyday life and make them into art to share with your friends (and people you have never met in your life).? But we can take this phenomenon one step further.? I want to show you how easy it is to print Instagram photos on canvas or fine art photo paper.? Because sometimes you take an Instagram photo that is worthy or ...

Even More Ways to Scrapbook Your Canvas Prints main image
Even More Ways to Scrapbook Your Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | April 24, 2014

The scrapbook style of collaging and embellishment is here to stay. The question though is how do you incorporate that scrapbook look into your canvas prints that looks put together, polished, and like it belongs exactly where you've hung it? One of the best ways to do this is by creating a personalized canvas prints for your scrapbook wall art, which you can do with the same tools that you use in scrapbooking.? We did a post recently ...

Yes! You Can Embellish Your Canvas Prints main image
Yes! You Can Embellish Your Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 10, 2014

A canvas print doesn?t always just have to be a photograph or piece of artwork you hang on the wall.? It could be a jumping off point for an arts and crafts project that can transform your canvas into a piece of artwork.? I have some ideas to embellishyour canvas prints that we have been dying to try.? Here are some of our some ideas for taking your photo on canvas to the next level. When you ...

How To Send Hi-Res Photos From Your Phone main image
How To Send Hi-Res Photos From Your Phone
by Caroline Cohoon | April 7, 2014

Smartphones can take amazing pictures, and they can take really high quality, high-resolution images. However, sometimes getting those images to stay hi-res OFF the device can be tricky. If you want to send them to a friend or family member to have made into a canvas print, or really any kind of photo print, then you want to make sure you?re giving them the best available size. iPhones The easiest option here is to email the photo to yourself, your ...

Creating an Annual Photo Portrait Event for the Family: How to Make It Special main image
Creating an Annual Photo Portrait Event for the Family: How to Make It Special
by Laura McPherson | March 24, 2014

One of the most magical shared moments can be flipping through the family scrapbook, warming our hearts with thoughts of those we've known. Our connection to heritage is reaffirmed. To capture those moments on a regular basis, many photographers put an annual photo event on the calendar with family and friends to take special photos of loved ones. Try incorporating an annual photo event in your schedule of activities for lasting memories.? With large family gatherings it can get ...

How To Preserve Photographs and Canvas Prints to Enjoy Forever! main image
How To Preserve Photographs and Canvas Prints to Enjoy Forever!
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 15, 2014

Every one has special photographs that hold special meaning for us.? They could be photographs of our parents or grandparents.? Or even photographs from our childhood.? We may even have more recent photos or photos on canvas that aren't being displayed, but we want to preserve these memories correctly.? How can this process be achieved?? What are the best techniques to keep a treasured photograph from disintegrating with time?? Techniques required for this process ...

Tips and Gear for Photographing in Snow and Ice main image
Tips and Gear for Photographing in Snow and Ice
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 7, 2014

This whole Arctic vortex has almost the entire country in it's grip.? It is scary cold in many parts of the country.? If you do live in an area where the temperature has dropped into the negatives and there is several feet of snow or ice on the ground then please take extra precaution.? If you happen to love taking photos and you find yourself out in these kind of elements and do want to take some ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #346

If your camera can take rapid frame bursts by holding down the shutter button...try it out. It is a fun way to capture a continuous action. Works perfectly for your child's sporting event or even if they are on the playground.


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