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Why Big Canvas Prints Are Perfect for Your Walls main image
Why Big Canvas Prints Are Perfect for Your Walls
by Eric Von Lehmden | February 17, 2016

Pulling the trigger on large pieces of artwork can sometimes be an overwhelming decision. ?What image to choose, will the photo look good as a large canvas, and will it look good on my wall are the main concerns for most who are thinking about making a statement with a big canvas print. ?Those are extremely valid concerns and hopefully I can show you some of the benefits of going big with your photos and have them printed on ...

How to See like an Artist: Creative Art Exercises main image
How to See like an Artist: Creative Art Exercises
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 4, 2015

Exercising your creative muscles is not something most people think about doing. Discover how to see like an artist with these creative art exercises.

Why You Shouldn't Use Sign Shops for Making Wall Art main image
Why You Shouldn't Use Sign Shops for Making Wall Art
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 2, 2015

Learn why you shouldn't be using sign shops for making wall art. At Canvas Press, we specialize in printing wall art with no mistakes or complications.

Canon Lens Price Vs. Nikon Lens Price Comparison main image
Canon Lens Price Vs. Nikon Lens Price Comparison
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 27, 2015

You should consider a Canon and Nikon lens price comparison before purchasing. Discover a breakdown of the most essential lenses for many various uses.

The Essential DSLR Lens Discussion: Nikon main image
The Essential DSLR Lens Discussion: Nikon
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 17, 2015

For Nikon Users Let me preface this post by pointing to the title. I would love for this to be a discussion. By no means is one person the end all be all authority on this subject. If you have input on this I want to hear about it. But don?t just throw out a specific lens. Tell me why it is an essential lens to you.? Yes, I will do a Canon discussion as well. Ok, so ...

4 Tips For Taking Amazing Backlit Photos main image
4 Tips For Taking Amazing Backlit Photos
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 5, 2015

Creating beautiful naturally lit portraits is how a large part of professional photographers make their living. I am going to expose one of their favorite techniques for taking potentially breathtaking portraits. I say ?potentially? because this does take a little practice, and it can go horribly wrong when it is done incorrectly. But when it is done right (and I am giving you the way to do it right) you will be able to take beautiful portraits of your ...

Photographer Files: Parents Bribing Kids For Good Photos main image
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 ...

Family Photo Shoot Checklist | Portrait Photography Checklist main image
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.

Successful Photography Lessons from Kung Fu Panda main image
Successful Photography Lessons from Kung Fu Panda
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 9, 2014

Kung Fu Panda taught me I have to work at my goals to get to that success I have defined. Find out photography lessons we learned from Kung Fu Panda.

Canvas Print Resolution - DpI for High-Quality Prints main image
Canvas Print Resolution - DpI for High-Quality Prints
by Laura McPherson | October 2, 2014

Wondering whether your photo has the proper dpI to get a high-quality print? Read these tips on canvas print resolution dpI from Canvas Press to find out!

The Best Canvas Prints Come from Photos that Mean Something to You main image
The Best Canvas Prints Come from Photos that Mean Something to You
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 10, 2014

All photos have a story behind them and the best canvas prints come from photos that mean something to you from the story they tell. A canvas print of a meaningful moment can invite you and your guests to pause and appreciate love, family, and friends. The high quality and longevity of canvas prints from Canvas Press provide the perfect medium for memorializing the special people in your life and the events that you share. Canvas Prints for Life ...

Timing in Photography - How to Take Candid Photos main image
Timing in Photography - How to Take Candid Photos
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 3, 2014

Timing in photography is everything, especially when trying to capture natural expressions. Read these tips on how to take candid photos by Canvas Press.

Photo Tip for Better Photos on Canvas : Turn Off Your Flash main image
Photo Tip for Better Photos on Canvas : Turn Off Your Flash
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 29, 2014

The number one tip professional photographers give those learning how to take their photography to the next level is to turn off your camera's flash. If you?ve ever caught a modelling reality show you might wonder why this is the case when so many of these high end shoots appear to be using flash. What isn?t explained is that in most cases the flash being used on the sets is professional fill lighting, which is quite different from the ...

Nostalgic Photo Filters & Sepia Wall Art from Canvas Press main image
Nostalgic Photo Filters & Sepia Wall Art from Canvas Press
by Laura McPherson | August 20, 2014

Sepia tone brings a feeling of instant nostalgia to nearly any photograph. Find out more about using nostalgic photo filters to create sepia wall art.

When Image Wrapped Canvas Prints Are a Bad Idea main image
When Image Wrapped Canvas Prints Are a Bad Idea
by Laura McPherson | August 15, 2014

When most people think of canvas prints, the characteristic image wrap usually comes to mind ? where the image printed on the front of the canvas extends to the sides without breaking the image?s continuity. Image wraps can provide an ultra-finished and sophisticated look for most pictures and images, but when important parts of a photo are close to the canvas edge an image wrap might not be the best wrap option. To make sure that your canvas prints ...

What to Do with Vacation Pictures: Prints on Canvas & More main image
What to Do with Vacation Pictures: Prints on Canvas & More
by Laura McPherson | August 14, 2014

People take more photos on vacation than at any other type of event. Find out what we suggest doing with all these vacation pictures and canvas prints.

When to Use Mirror Borders on Your Canvas Prints main image
When to Use Mirror Borders on Your Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 13, 2014

Canvas print mirror borders, also called mirrored edges, wrap the parts of the image closest to the edge over the sides of the canvas in a mirror image. This is a bit different from an image wrap, which simply continues the image over the side; a mirror border literally mirrors what is on the front edge. Mirror borders are a great solution to images that might not work as well with an image wrap, and allow you to capture ...

4 Things to Avoid When Ordering Canvas Prints main image
4 Things to Avoid When Ordering Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | August 4, 2014

Ordering canvas prints is made easy with Canvas Press. To make sure you have the high quality images, read about the simple regulations you should follow!

The First Look Is it a Good or Bad Idea? main image
The First Look Is it a Good or Bad Idea?
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 31, 2014

The music starts, the audience rises to its feet, the doors in the back of the church swing open wide and the beautiful bride starts her walk down the aisle.? This is the traditional way most grooms see their blushing bride for the first time on their wedding day. In the past few years a new trend has started.? It is called ?The First Look?.? This is when the bride and groom choose a time before ...

How to Store Canvas Prints & Other Wall Art | Canvas Press main image
How to Store Canvas Prints & Other Wall Art | Canvas Press
by Laura McPherson | July 29, 2014

Artwork is an investment. Here we?ll talk about the how to store your canvas print wall art to maximize their lifetime use while preserving their condition.

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Tips-n-Tricks #396

If you own a DSLR chances are it comes with back button focus option which may have to be set up in your menu. The back focus button is great when you have a stationary subject and you want to take several shots of it while recomposing for each shot. You can keep the back focus button held down while continuing to shoot.


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