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Cameras For Kids - Ages 5 to 9 main image
Cameras For Kids - Ages 5 to 9
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 24, 2014

I love photography.? But I didn?t ?find? this love until I was about to graduate from college.? I often think about where I would be as a photographer if I had started earlier.? I?m not saying that it would make that big of a difference, but for those adult photo bugs out there who want to introduce photography to a child they can do so without spending too much money or stressing about their child breaking ...

Canvas Print Size Chart & Guide main image
Canvas Print Size Chart & Guide
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 22, 2014

Having trouble choosing the right size for your custom art print? Use this guide and graphic to help you pick the perfect size canvas print for your space!

7 Unique Family Photo Ideas: Lifestyle Family Portraits & More main image
7 Unique Family Photo Ideas: Lifestyle Family Portraits & More
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 17, 2014

Are you looking for ideas to make your lifestyle family portraits fun? Pick from one of these 7 unique family photo ideas and create a forever memory.

Unique Maternity Photo Shoot Ideas for Canvas Prints main image
Unique Maternity Photo Shoot Ideas for Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 14, 2014

The best maternity photos are usually taken around 6 to 7 months, when the baby bump is prominent. Pick from our unique maternity photo shoot ideas.

Tips on How to Get Good Candid Shots for Canvas Prints main image
Tips on How to Get Good Candid Shots for Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 9, 2014

Find out our tips on how to get good candid shots for canvas prints. A candid photo is where the subject does not know you are taking their photo.

9 Creative Large Family Photo Ideas for Canvas Prints main image
9 Creative Large Family Photo Ideas for Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 7, 2014

Each of these ideas are different than your traditional portrait. Find the pose for you out of these creative large family photo ideas for canvas prints.

How to Print Panoramic Photos on Canvas - Canvas Press main image
How to Print Panoramic Photos on Canvas - Canvas Press
by Laura McPherson | July 3, 2014

Panoramic photos are a visually stunning way to present your images. If you are not sure how to print panoramic photos on canvas, check out this blog post!

Using Giclee Prints for Printing Family Photos | Canvas Press main image
Using Giclee Prints for Printing Family Photos | Canvas Press
by Laura McPherson | June 27, 2014

Ensure that you are printing family photos using the best quality materials possible! Learn why using giclee prints is the best option to preserve memories.

The Difference between Giclee Prints vs Inkjet Photo Prints main image
The Difference between Giclee Prints vs Inkjet Photo Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 23, 2014

Not sure whether to order professional prints or just make them at home? Learn about the differences and benefits of giclee prints vs Inkjet photo prints.

Pet Pictures on Canvas for Pet Wall Art | Canvas Press main image
Pet Pictures on Canvas for Pet Wall Art | Canvas Press
by Laura McPherson | June 19, 2014

Pets are an integral part of the family, holding a special place in our hearts. Start printing those adorable pet pictures on canvas for pet wall art.

The Difference Between Hard Light vs Soft Light in Photography main image
The Difference Between Hard Light vs Soft Light in Photography
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 19, 2014

If you know a photographer or maybe you are married to one you will often here them obsess about the light.? You will hear them say stuff like, ?This light is unbelievable! Where is my camera!? or ?Honey, look at how the light is falling on that enter noun here!?? If you haven?t guessed it photographers are a little nerdy when it comes to stuff like that.? We freak out about light.? All kinds ...

7 Tips For Making Awesome Family Portraits main image
7 Tips For Making Awesome Family Portraits
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 18, 2014

Whether you are a professional photographer or just want to gather the whole gang for a family photo there are some important elements that can improve your family portrait photos.? I will tell you right now that photographing a gathering of people of different ages, heights, and temperaments can be quite a challenge?even for a seasoned professional.? Here are 7 things to consider the next time you want to make awesome family portraits. Be as prepared as ...

5 Fun Family Photo Poses That Make Amazing Canvas Prints main image
5 Fun Family Photo Poses That Make Amazing Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 16, 2014

Family portraits are a classic choice for wall art! Discover five fun family photo poses that will translate into impressive canvas prints for your home.

Vacation Photography Dos & Donts main image
Vacation Photography Dos & Donts
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 16, 2014

Let?s talk about going on vacation.? For serious amateur photographers going on vacation presents amazing new photo opportunities.? It is very exciting.? So much so that the vacation photography part can overwhelm the vacation part.? Trust me, I know from experience.? As a professional photographer I have put pressure on myself while going on vacation to get these amazing photos.? I wasn?t getting paid to take great photos, but because I love photography ...

How Minorly Retouching Images Can Transform Your Prints main image
How Minorly Retouching Images Can Transform Your Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 13, 2014

Retouching images can transform a photo, even with the slightest changes. Read about the minor retouching service used to perfect photos at Canvas Press.

Lets Get Tropical: Beach Vacation Canvas Prints main image
Lets Get Tropical: Beach Vacation Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 12, 2014

Trips to the beach are a hallmark of summer vacations, whether your family takes a road trip to visit the shore or visits the local beach. While you?re there you will probably be taking tons of photos of your family to create picture perfect memories, which you can then have printed on canvas as wall art for your home. Here are a few ideas for creatively photographing and commemorating your family?s beach vacation. Beach Vacation Canvas Print Ideas No ...

How to Make the Choice for Your Next Photo on Canvas main image
How to Make the Choice for Your Next Photo on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | June 11, 2014

When it?s time to create new wall art and choose a photo to enlarge and have printed on canvas, how do you make the choice? Even if you do not take photographs every day, you might have hundreds of images to choose from. Following are a few tips and tricks to help you choose which image is right for your next photo on canvas. How to Narrow Down Your Photo Library The easiest way to begin choosing a photo ...

Use Your Lens HoodIt Could Save Your Life main image
Use Your Lens HoodIt Could Save Your Life
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 10, 2014

That title might be a little dramatic.? I am sure there is some MacGyver situation where a lens hood could actually save your life, but for this post I can tell you for sure that it can save your lens. For the better part of the last 14 years I have been a professional wedding photographer shooting an average of 25-30 weddings a year.? A wedding photographer?s job can definitely be stressful at times and of course ...

What Photo Equipment To Take While Traveling? main image
What Photo Equipment To Take While Traveling?
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 9, 2014

School is out and for many families that means it is time for a summer vacation trip.? For those who are photography lovers who have acquired a lot of photo gear it can be a difficult choice on what gear to take while you are traveling.? The question really is ?Do you want to lug around every piece of equipment you own??? I am facing a similar dilemma (and my trip is a year away) and ...

9 Things I Look For When Photographing Landscapes main image
9 Things I Look For When Photographing Landscapes
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 6, 2014

I wouldn?t call myself a ?Landscape Photographer?, but I do love taking photos of landscapes when I travel.? There are several things that make a beautiful landscape photo and the more you practice the better you get at recognizing them.? You could always study some of the masters of landscape photography and learn the elements of their photographs that move you.? Of course Ansel Adams is the most recognized of landscape photographers.? Also take a ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #391

With a group team photos of kids it is always a fun idea to get a "funny face" photo. After you have taken that memorable photo put the camera down for the second and inevitably they will all start laughing...great opportunity to take a few more shots without them knowing. These are often the photos that they will all remember.


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