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Wedding Photo Prints and Canvas Go Hand in Hand main image
Wedding Photo Prints and Canvas Go Hand in Hand
by Eric Von Lehmden | February 25, 2013

Photographs help us remember experiences throughout our lives in amazing ways. Visit Canvas Press to learn why canvas wedding photo prints are so special.

The P On Your Camera Does Not Stand for
The P On Your Camera Does Not Stand for "Professional"
by Valerie Johnston | February 8, 2013

Sadly, too many people own a digital single lens reflex camera, and they never turn that knob past the setting that is green or says ?auto? on it. If you only use the auto setting on your camera, you are not making use of its full capability and you are most likely not getting the images you want. It is important that you learn how to make use of manual settings on your camera so that you can have true ...

Tips for Cropping and Framing Photos for More Impact main image
Tips for Cropping and Framing Photos for More Impact
by Paul Cook | January 25, 2013

There are ways to drastically enhance your photos with cropping and framing. Follow along with our tips for cropping and framing your images for more impact.

How to Know if Your Picture Resolution Works on Canvas main image
How to Know if Your Picture Resolution Works on Canvas
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 18, 2013

Hear our explanation on picture resolution and what elements are considered when printing on to canvas. Visit Canvas Press for all your photo concerns.

Tips and Ideas for Photographing Your Little Girl main image
Tips and Ideas for Photographing Your Little Girl
by Laura McPherson | January 17, 2013

There are few things sweeter in this world than a great portrait of your little girl, but if you?ve tried to take portraits of her by yourself before, you know how hard this kind of digital photography can be. With these tips and ideas at your disposal, you can make your next portrait shoot go more smoothly without the need for a lot of photo editing after the fact. Tips to Make Child Portrait Photography Easier With child portrait photography ...

5 Ways to Add a Twist to Your Holiday Family Pictures main image
5 Ways to Add a Twist to Your Holiday Family Pictures
by Paul Cook | December 13, 2012

Add a twist to your traditional Christmas portraits with Canvas Press. Here are 5 ideas for holiday family pictures that will make the photoshoot fun!

5 Family Christmas Portrait & Photoshoot Ideas | Canvas Press main image
5 Family Christmas Portrait & Photoshoot Ideas | Canvas Press
by Laura McPherson | December 4, 2012

Christmas portraits are a tradition for many, but it isn?t too late to start a new tradition. Browse our 5 family Christmas portrait and photoshoot ideas!

What a Family Should Wear for Family Photos main image
What a Family Should Wear for Family Photos
by Lori Wallace-Roberts | November 21, 2012

It?s family photo time again, and you might be stuck trying to figure out what everyone should wear so the photo will look balanced in both color and style.? There?s nothing worse than looking at an old family portrait where everyone decided to wear red, but your favorite niece didn?t get the memo and wore pink instead! It?s bad enough trying to figure it out if you?re a family of four, but if your portrait will include extended family ...

3 Christmas Card Photo Ideas from Canvas Press main image
3 Christmas Card Photo Ideas from Canvas Press
by Laura McPherson | November 19, 2012

At my house, preparing family Christmas cards inaugurates the whole holiday season. Browse our 3 Christmas card family photo ideas from Canvas Press!

How to Sell Your Art Online & Locally | Canvas Press main image
How to Sell Your Art Online & Locally | Canvas Press
by Laura McPherson | November 6, 2012

Making a living as an artist is a notoriously difficult undertaking. Make your life easier and follow our tips on how to sell your art online and locally.

The Realities of a Being a Full Time Photographer main image
The Realities of a Being a Full Time Photographer
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 26, 2012

I have always held the belief that you should do what you love because life is way too short to be stuck at a job that you loathe going to.? Maybe this is you.? You have long loved taking photos and you are ready to ditch your full time job and venture into the world of making photography your full time gig because you love doing it and it makes you happy. That is all well and ...

5 Tips for The Beginner Photographer to get Amazing Portraits main image
5 Tips for The Beginner Photographer to get Amazing Portraits
by Laura McPherson | October 22, 2012

Great portrait photography is notoriously difficult to accomplish. People having their photographs taken are often uncomfortable at first, which can result in stilted looking photos; portrait photographers also depend on variables in the surrounding environment, including the weather, to help make a great portrait. There can be so much happening at any given moment the photographer can become distracted and overwhelmed by details. However, you should remember that no matter what happens there are no hard and fast rules for ...

6 Photoshop Mistakes to Avoid main image
6 Photoshop Mistakes to Avoid
by Valerie Johnston | October 15, 2012

I love to spend time on Facebook and I have a friend who makes a point of finding some of the very worst examples of Photoshop that she possibly can and then posting them on her timeline. While there are some times when I cannot tell what is "wrong" in an image until she points it out (can you believe I didn't notice someone missing a hand!), there are some that are so blatant, and so painful as to ...

Matted or Unmatted? That Is the Question main image
Matted or Unmatted? That Is the Question
by Laura McPherson | October 10, 2012

So you?ve finally decided which of your newest photography adventures are worthy of being printed and decided on a frame to show off your artwork. Are you going to mat it? Deciding to mat or not to mat is sometimes a more difficult choice than it seems on the outside; on the one hand, matted artwork makes it obvious at a glance that you put a lot of effort into your photo framing, but on the other hand, you don?t ...

Gear the Pros Use: Gaffers Tape main image
Gear the Pros Use: Gaffers Tape
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 3, 2012

Even when professional photographers are given most of the information about the shoot, mostly the situation is rarely as it was described. There are always some adjustments required on the set and for this it is important for them to tag along a professional arsenal. One important item is the Gaffer?s tape; regardless you use it for marking where the model stands, tying up the cables or fixing the flash onto a wall. Gaffer?s tape might just look like duct ...

Three Photography Lessons This Photog Learned the Hard Way main image
Three Photography Lessons This Photog Learned the Hard Way
by Laura McPherson | September 19, 2012

Even though digital photography has made taking great photos and snapshots more accessible, photography is still a technical subject. So much goes into a great photo, from the camera?s capabilities to the lighting to the cooperation of the subject (toddlers and pets are notoriously fickle), there will always be an element of chance in taking a photo that makes people stop and say, ?Wow.? So how do the pros build entire portfolios of awesome photos? They do it through ...

The Original Instagrams - What to Do with the Box of Old Family Photos: Scan and Enlarge Them main image
The Original Instagrams - What to Do with the Box of Old Family Photos: Scan and Enlarge Them
by Laura McPherson | September 16, 2012

You?ve heard the saying "what?s old is new again," and with the explosion of digital photography tools like Instagram the saying has never been more true, as one of the most popular photo effects is artificial aging. These tools let you add borders, dust and scratches, sepia tones, and a multitude of other effects to photos you took yesterday, making them look as ageless as the old family photos you have sitting on the shelf in your office

Window Light Rules! main image
Window Light Rules!
by Valerie Johnston | September 10, 2012

Look at this painting by Vermeer... ?It was painted around 1660 and is known as "The Milkmaid". What do you notice immediately about it? The light of course, and Vermeer was famous for his ambient light. Would you like to become well known for the window light in your digital photography? If you said yes then we're here to explain it. You Gotta Love Window Light Millions of artists and photographers over the years have tried to explain the subtle ...

How to Find Your Photo Style...It's not in Your Closet main image
How to Find Your Photo Style...It's not in Your Closet
by Tina Case | August 31, 2012

As an artist one of the fundamental facets to your work is establishing your style.? Whether you are an illustrator, author, painter or photographer, your style is what sets you apart.? Your style is what draws clients to your work and it is what makes your work unique.? The masters from all genres of art have defining styles that students have studied, imitated and practiced.

9 Things You Need to Know When Photographing Babies main image
9 Things You Need to Know When Photographing Babies
by Laura McPherson | August 27, 2012

Is there anything more fun to photograph than a baby? Babies are so soft, sweet, and new almost every baby portrait turns out well, even when they?re cranky (well, at least most of the time!). Candid baby photography preserves those special moments in the first months of life, whether baby is sleeping or awake. Posed, or at least staged, baby portraits can also be done with a little extra patience. Here are nine things you need to know to ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #322

When taking group photos with your DSLR make sure your aperture isn't too wide (ie 2.8). This can cause for some people to be in focus and others to be slightly out of focus because of the depth of field. To be safe, make sure your aperture is at least at f4.5 or f5.6.


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