When I was a kid, my brother and I would take my parent's camera and take pictures of ourselves making faces and other embarrassing things. We would burn through a whole roll of film doing that. I guess we were way ahead of our time because the "Selfie" craze doesn't seem to be going anywhere soon (although I wish we could do something about the term). Phone cameras have made this trend explode over the past year. The question we ask as photography lovers and as a merchant of canvas prints is, "Is it worth printing your #selfies on canvas?"Along the way I will embarrass myself by including some of my own selfies as examples.
First of all, who takes selfies? Studies have shown that females out do the guys and on average the age range that pumps out the most selfies are the 20-24 year old crowd (http://selfiecity.net/). Side note: if you want to learn some extremely interesting research about this phenomenon head to the selfiecity.net website. They dug...deep.
Ok, so we know that this is a young person trend, but let's look at the positives of this craze and why there might be a strong possibility why your selfie might be just be the photo for printing on canvas.
Now let's look at the potential negatives as to why a selfie might not make a great canvas print
Overall, I think that selfies are worthy of printing on canvas. Just like any other photo you take, it has to be the right photo that communicates to you and means something special. We have seen some great ideas come through of creative ways to decorate a teen's or college student's room with photos or canvas prints made from instagram selfie pics. They included the person's friends, family and even pets. As always, if you need our help starting this project or any photo to canvas project you are thinking about please don't hesitate to contact us by phone (888.784.5553) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are here to assist you in any way that we can.
A collection of selfies can be designed as a photo collage then made into a canvas print. This is a collection of photos from 2013. This is a perfect way to print your pics from the year. Just so you know...there is a shot of my wife with the painted face, but she might kill me if I shared it with the world. I, on the other hand, have no shame.