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Why the Best Photos on Canvas Can Come From Photos You Already Have

by Laura McPherson | June 25, 2014

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There are few feelings that match the fun and excitement of scheduling a new project that you are really looking forward to. When you think of new projects you probably think of starting from the ground up, yet it isn’t always necessary to start from scratch. This is especially true of photo projects and photos on canvas. Planning your photos on canvas doesn’t have to start with brand new or recent photos; some of the best photos on canvas might be waiting in the folders of photos that you already have. Here are a few reasons to give those images a second look.

Every Photo Has Memory and Meaning Behind It

There is never anything wrong with scheduling time to relax behind the camera lens and explore your inner creativity. However, you shouldn’t have to feel pressured to take new photos when the urge to order photos on canvas strikes. The photos that you already have are attached to special memories that have meaning for you and your family which deserve to be commemorated and displayed on canvas. The next time you feel you "have" to take new photos take a moment to flip through the images you have already taken and see if you might have missed a few diamonds.

Receiving Gifts of Photos from the Past Is Just as Nice

It’s tempting to make a brand new photo project out of an idea for a gift for a special someone, but you might want to think about whether the recipient might not also enjoy an older photo. Although we have the best intentions of sharing photos after they’re uploaded this doesn’t always happen; that’s why we see everyone switching phones and cameras to take the same picture several times over! If you’re planning the perfect gift with photos on canvas, definitely browse through older photos the recipient would appreciate that might not have been shared just yet. I find that what happens when I take another look at past photos I have a different perspective on them or something jumps out at me that I didn't see before. Maybe I can crop that image differently and in a way that gives it more impact.

Retouching Is a Snap, Whether Pro or DIY

Photos that are too bright or too dim, slightly blurry, or caught a case of red eye are all simple to fix with modern software tools. There are a myriad of tutorials for fixing these minor issues in programs like Photoshop and CorelDraw. However, if you don’t have the time or confidence for DIY fixes, or if your photo needs a little more help to look its best, accessing pro retouching is just as easy. Canvas Press offers professional and affordable retouching for photos on canvas and all other products offered.

It’s definitely fun to take new photos and build your photography skills, but it’s also fun to take a second look at older images and imagine the possibilities. Whether for yourself, your family, or as a gift to someone else, the pictures you have already can make great photos on canvas. If you would like help in determining what needs to be done to up the wow factor on an older image you can always contact Canvas Press for a free image consultation!

This article is written for Canvas Press. To find out more about Canvas Press’ products visit www.canvaspress.com.

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