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Panasonic Lumix TS4 Underwater Camera Review main image
Panasonic Lumix TS4 Underwater Camera Review
by Caroline Cohoon | August 21, 2014

Last year I was fortunate to take a trip to Australia and New Zealand, and my very first stop was the Great Barrier Reef, where I took a snorkeling excursion. When planning the trip, I knew I would want a good quality underwater camera. The excursion actually had a professional photographer on it who sold pictures they shot for a very reasonable price, but hey, I?m a pro too ? I want to do it myself! I started researching ...

Sony QX100 Review main image
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 ...

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 ...

What Our Customers Are Saying About Us main image
What Our Customers Are Saying About Us
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 8, 2014

What do you get when you mix up several heaps of ?awesome? with a healthy dose of ?mad skills? and several spoons full of ?photo lovin???? Well, if you mix it up just right then those are all qualities that our customers have.? It?s no secret that we love our customers, but it makes our hearts sing when we get to hear back from them.? We thought we would take a few minutes to share a few ...

Caroline's iPhone Lens Review main image
Caroline's iPhone Lens Review
by Caroline Cohoon | March 20, 2014

I?m a recovering professional photographer. This means I no longer let people pay me for photography services, and I have the luxury of saying ?No? when someone asks me to shoot a wedding or do something similar as a ?favor.? I?m also learning to simplify when it comes to equipment. Gone are the back-breaking days of lugging several bodies, multiple lenses, accessories and tripods ? I?m done with all that. I?ve got a variety of small, quick and easy ...

Mosaic Album Review main image
Mosaic Album Review
by Caroline Cohoon | March 13, 2014

There are hundreds of companies out there making photo books, and you can spend hours, days, or even weeks designing one ? trying to ensure that its ?just right? and unless you?re a professional graphic designers, it?s probably mediocre work at best, am I right? It?s unusual to find a photo book company that is doing something a little different, but when I stumbled across the Mosaic app I was intrigued by what they offered. Here is my Mosaic ...

Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner Review main image
Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner Review
by Caroline Cohoon | February 19, 2014

I know I?m not alone in the world in that I carry around boxes of old negatives from the time before digital. I started shooting with a DSLR in 2005, after graduating college with a degree in photography. So as you can imagine, I have a TON of negatives, and of some pretty good work! I was so excited to come across a Lomography product from the good people at Photojojo, the Smartphone Film Scanner. Being an Instagram nut, I ...

Photo Booth With an iPhone? There is an App For That main image
Photo Booth With an iPhone? There is an App For That
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 30, 2013

Halloween is tomorrow.? One of our favorite times of year here at Canvas Press!? If you are going to a Halloween Party, Caroline has the perfect idea on how to create a photo booth with nothing but your iPhone.? Take it away Caroline! I?ve been planning a Halloween party and since Photo Booths are all the rage now we wanted to set one up. However, I was not inclined to create the whole setup with my professional ...

VSCO Cam App Review main image
VSCO Cam App Review
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 8, 2013

I am a little obsessed about the VSCO camera app right now.? Let me ask you love the look of film?? Do you want a little more control over your photos than just applying a single filter (Instagram, I still love you too).? Ok, so even if you answered yes to one of those questions then you need to go download the VSCO camera app.? Officially names VSCO cam.? It is a ...

Canon 70D Will
Canon 70D Will "Revolutionize Photo and Video Focusing"
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 8, 2013

Canon is proclaiming that their new 70D will revolutionize photo and video focusing.? If you have a DSLR that can shoot both photo and video you know how frustrating it is to rely on auto focus mode and how tricky it is to focus in manual mode...especially on moving targets.? Well Canon's 70D has a boosted sensor pixel count to help track both still and moving objects.? This can keep focus from jumping from ...

5 Photo Apps That You Canít Live Without main image
5 Photo Apps That You Cant Live Without
by Paul Cook | February 4, 2013

Today smartphones come with their range of built-in digital cameras which have put photo lovers at an advantage. No longer do they have to carry their stand-alone point-and-shoot cameras and DSLRs ever time they feel the urge to capture an epic moment. Smartphones with their powerful functionality allow you to snap whenever you wish to. Moreover, you can twitch those pictures with mobile editing apps that allow you to dramatically enhance your images and even share them on social networks ...

 The G-Form G90 Turns Your iPhone Into a Sports Action Video Camera main image
The G-Form G90 Turns Your iPhone Into a Sports Action Video Camera
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 21, 2013

With all the upgrades to the iPhone 5's camera and video quality I am sure there are sports enthusiasts who have wanted to use their iPhone while swooshing down the slopes or mountain biking down the mountain.? But who would put their beloved iPhone at such risk?? Most folks have opted to purchase the GoPro HD video camera that you can mount on a helmet, bike, sled...whatever.? Well, the maker of many protective cases, G-Form ...

Is 500px Better Than Flickr?  It's Possible main image
Is 500px Better Than Flickr? It's Possible
by Valerie Johnston | September 24, 2012

The words "social media" make people automatically think of Facebook or Twitter. Others might also include the popular Pinterest website too. Those in love with photography will usually think of Flickr, but many are now shifting their mindset and thinking of 500px. First Look At first look, 500px seems like a very attractive and familiar place. It should, it has been around for a very long time and has innovated a lot of different online and mobile photography techniques ...

Nikon D600 - Full Frame Sensor for $2099 main image
Nikon D600 - Full Frame Sensor for $2099
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 19, 2012

A few days ago Nikon officially announced the arrival of the D600 DSLR camera...although pretty much everyone in the photo industry knew it was coming. ?What is so great about this new Nikon DSLR? ?It has a full frame sensor and it is only $2099! ?That is crazy talk. ?Just a few years ago if you wanted a full frame sensor on your camera you were going to shell out over $7000. ?Now a hobbyist or beginner photographer can ...

Canon Announces New 6D - Full Frame, Wi-Fi, and GPS $2099 main image
Canon Announces New 6D - Full Frame, Wi-Fi, and GPS $2099
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 17, 2012

If you are looking to get a new quality DSLR you may want to consider the just announced 6D from Canon. ?Canon's flagship 5D is sometimes out of reach because of the sticker price, but you can now get a full frame sensor with some pretty amazing features for as low as $2099 (body only). ?This price tag makes the 6D the lowest price for a full frame sensor DSLR on the market (beating out Nikon's newly announced D600). There ...

Gear the Pros - Use the 70-200 mm 2.8 Lens main image
Gear the Pros - Use the 70-200 mm 2.8 Lens
by Paul Cook | September 14, 2012

Weddings are emotional moments that do not have a retake. But they can be crazy too, not only for the bride, groom and their families but also the wedding photographers. Wedding photography requires much focus and preparation because every detail is important. From the brides stunning wedding gown to those adorable children holding fresh flowers walking down the aisle, everything has been captured with such emotion that years later when the couple looks over at the pictures, they relive the ...

How to Use Colourlovers.comís Photocopa Tool to Find Colors That Compliment Your Favorite Photo main image
How to Use Colourlovers.coms Photocopa Tool to Find Colors That Compliment Your Favorite Photo
by Laura McPherson | September 5, 2012

Photocopa is a tool that allows you to see what colors are in a photo, how dominant they are, and how they match with one another. It does this by pulling out the tones in a photo in a way that?s easy to manipulate; in fact, if you?ve used a newer version of Photoshop, you can probably jump right in without a tutorial. From finding and matching colors for website design to creating a palette for interior decorating, Photocopa makes ...

Facebookís High Resolution Photo Uploads - When Does It Make Sense? main image
Facebooks High Resolution Photo Uploads - When Does It Make Sense?
by Paul Cook | August 29, 2012

Being a photographer, you would know that capturing pictures is only half the fun and sharing it with others is the actual enjoyment. If you are into professional digital photography, your business is the thrill. Facebook, the largest social network boasting around 850 million users, has long established a reputation for being the largest photo sharing platform at par with Flickr, Pinterest, Picasa and others. You must have noticed that Facebook continuously makes improvements to its photo sharing service so ...

Instagram 3.0 Update Adds Mapping Feature main image
Instagram 3.0 Update Adds Mapping Feature
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 17, 2012

Instagram launched it's latest version (3.0) and it is now available for both Apple and Android smart phones. This latest version adds optimization features that will make the photo sharing app easier and faster to use.? The new features will also allow users to report abusive comments and spam.? The real buzz is about Instagram's new photo mapping display which all fans will notice first. The first time users open the app after updating, they will be ...

Tocofi Reviews: The Top 5 Compact Digital Cameras for the Creative Photographer main image
Tocofi Reviews: The Top 5 Compact Digital Cameras for the Creative Photographer
by Laura McPherson | March 15, 2012

According to ZDNet, there were 130 new compact digital cameras released in 2011 alone. With so many to choose from, it can be hard to choose a compact digital camera that fits your budget and provides great quality photo and canvas prints. Armed with past reviews from users, Cnet, and Popular Photography, Tocofi narrowed the field to the top five cameras available today and went out to the marketplace to test out the Canon Powershot S100, Nikon Coolpix S6200, Sony ...

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Christmas decorations can make for fun and unique photography subjects. try capturing the ornaments on the tree or the decorations on the mantle from different angles. Get close up to the ornaments and use the tree lights as your main light (turn off your flash). See what you can come up with. You may have some prints to decorate with around the house next Christmas.

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