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Photographer Files: Parents Bribing Kids For Good Photos
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 31, 2015

When trying to get a good photo of a child, parents will resort to pretty much anything to get them to A. look at the camera and B. not give a super fake smile. I have seen all kinds of bribes over my photography career. Some parents come prepared with bribe in hand and sometimes it is a predetermined reward that was discussed with the children before a photo shoot has started. And still there are the other times when ...

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4 Steps to Making Art Education at Home Easy and Fun
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 30, 2015

No, you don?t even have to take your kids to a museum to have an educational experience with art. Is it a nice thing to do every once in a while? Sure. You should plan a trip, but before you do that let?s just start with the art in your own home. It doesn?t matter the subject matter or if it is something you created or a reprint. It also doesn?t matter that you don?t have an art degree ...

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Family Photo Shoot Checklist | Portrait Photography Checklist
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 28, 2015

It is easy to forget things especially before a photography session. Save this simple family photo shoot checklist to make your next photo session easier.

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Recycling Art Supplies: Canvas Recycling & More
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 4, 2015

We want to give you the lowdown on something that we are proud of here at Canvas Press. Read to find out about recycling art supplies like canvases.

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Why Custom Made Wall Art Is Better than Store Bought Art
by Eric Von Lehmden | February 24, 2015

Here at Canvas Press we believe in creating your own custom wall art for many reasons. Follow along with these 5 reasons why it is the best option!

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5 Decorating Blogs to Follow For Inspiration
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 30, 2015

The wife and I love to decorate and redecorate the house. I am in charge of the wall d?cor and Kim (my wife) is in charge of arranging the other stuff. Yes, our responsibilities do bleed into each others?probably more than we would want. I?m not sure where this bug of always wanting to see something different in our house came from. Maybe it is from watching too much HGTV?who knows. All that counts is that we enjoy it ...

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Selects From the Week - 1/29
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 29, 2015

We are already at the end of January.? It is so cliche to say that time flies, but the reality of that statement is so true.? Just yesterday we were celebrating Christmas and being with family.? Soon after the decorations came down (for most of us) and new year's resolutions were made.? Here is hoping that those are staying strong.? I guess my point to that is that life goes by quickly, but we can ...

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Wall Art Trends for 2015
by Laura McPherson | January 27, 2015

With your spring cleaning this year you might also be considering a bit of spring redecorating. You can find thousands of ideas online incorporating the new wall art trends for 2015, many of which incorporate your favorite canvas prints. To get you started, here are a few of our favorites. DIY Design There are many tried and true design principles like color blocking and eye-height alignment that you can use for your wall art, but DIY design experiments can ...

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Q&A About Photo Resolution for Printing on Canvas & for Web Display
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 23, 2015

We recently received an excellent question from one of our customers about photo resolution and how it relates to enlarging photos for printing on canvas, metal or photo paper vs displaying on a website.? Caroline did such a wonderful job answering the question I thought it would be great to share on the blog. Q - "I had a question for you regarding the printing format for photographs. Should my resolution be at 300 dpi and just shrink ...

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

Printing a family tree on canvas can be a way to showcase family history and create a historical record. Read how to create these family tree prints.

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Art in the Bathroom: What Kind of Art Works Best in a Bathroom?
by Laura McPherson | January 13, 2015

Art...in the bathroom?? Why not?? You have chosen the artwork for the living spaces in your home with thought and care from the bedroom down to the dining room, but what about your bathroom? The bathroom is often overlooked as a place to display artwork, even though it?s a room that guests see and use frequently. There are some fears that keep you good people from displaying some type of artwork in the loo. Moisture and ...

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New Ideas for Wall Quotes | Wall Quote Canvas Collage
by Laura McPherson | January 9, 2015

Wall quotes on canvas are an interesting way to elevate the room decor and add meaning to your decorating scheme. Get started on your quote wall collage.

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A Look Back At 2014 - Behind the Scenes
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 5, 2015

2014 is still fresh on our memory.? As we are barely get our feet wet into 2015 we wanted to take a look back at 2014 and share some of our favorite photos from the past year as a final farewell.? We are very excited about what the new year will bring to us and to all of you.? We know there will be ups and downs, but our hope is that there are always more ups ...

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Wishing Everyone A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 23, 2014

Thank you to all of our customers for your continued support and loyalty.? We would not be here without you.? We hope you all have a terrific Holiday and may the new year come with many blessings.? We can't wait to see what the new year has in store for us.? We will be out of the office the 24th through the 28th and will be back in the office next week for a few days ...

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Our 12 Days of Christmas - Gifts Under $30 Has Begun
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 5, 2014

Today we launch our version of the 12 days of Christmas.? While there won't be any lords a leapin' there will be several gifts that are under $30.? Be sure to check our social media outlets each day to see if a new deal has sprung up.? Oh, and while all these under $30 gift ideas are rolling out you could take advantage of our 30% off sale that is also starting today.? Use promo code: ...

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Best Wall Art Decor Ideas on Pinterest | Canvas Press
by Laura McPherson | December 4, 2014

Is there anything that can?t be found on Pinterest? Browse the top 5 wall art decor ideas we have seen recently on Pinterest and try one out on your own!

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Something Big is on the Way - Starting Thanksgiving Day
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 25, 2014

This is just to let you know that we will have a pretty special deal starting on Thanksgiving Day.? What is it you ask?? Well, if you have signed up for our emails and newsletters you will know on Thursday.? You could also check the site on Thursday to see (probably in the afternoon...after you have had your Thanksgiving dinner).? We wouldn't want you to get this news on an empty stomach.? You will ...

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What You Need to Know About Metal Wall Art
by Laura McPherson | November 24, 2014

We at Canvas Press are dedicated to providing the highest quality possible for all of the different types of art and photo prints that we produce, and our metal prints are no exception. When we receive an order for a metal print we first review the image quality to make sure that it?s a good fit for the size ordered (which we do with all print orders that come in!). The image is then printed onto specially prepared ...

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How to Make a Canvas Picture | Friday Wrap Up
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 21, 2014

For our Friday wrap up we shared a video on how to make a canvas picture print and how we do it at Canvas Press. Watch to find out more about canvases.

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How to Do a Wall Collage of Pictures on Canvas
by Caroline Cohoon | November 19, 2014

At Canvas Press, we help people make wall collages out of canvases or even a variety of canvas. Learn how to make a wall collage of pictures on your own.

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Tips-n-Tricks #57

Be a tourist in your own town. See your city as a visitor. Go to a tourist spot you may have never been and photograph it. Great way to tell a photo story and practice photographing details.


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