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Canvas Prints and a Wallpaper Mural for your office?  Realty Austin Says,
Canvas Prints and a Wallpaper Mural for your office? Realty Austin Says, "Yes, Please!"
by Eric Von Lehmden | February 9, 2012

Customer Spotlight: Realty Austin Realty Austin is a real estate company that was founded in 2004 with one goal in mind: To provide their customers with outstanding service by hiring the best agents in the business and offering the most comprehensive and easy-to-use Austin home search technology available.? Hmmm...outstanding service, easy to use, latest technology...sounds very familiar.? I guess like minded companies tend to gravitate toward each other. What comes to mind when you think of ...

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How to Create a Canvas Instagram Photo Collage to Print
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 11, 2012

Learn how to create a canvas Instagram photo collage to print with Canvas Press. This simple tutorial will help you create beautiful memories for your wall!

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Canvas Press Home Decorating Resources
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 1, 2012

First of all, Happy New Year to you all.? We hope 2012 is a blessed year for you all.? To start the year off we wanted to share with you some home decorating resources that we regularly check out for inspiration and ideas.? Hopefully we cover the gamut of everyone's taste for decorating.? Traditional, contemporary, modern, and maybe a even a little country thrown in there too.? Feel free to peruse. Real Simple - Tips ...

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Canvas Press Has Fun with Christmas lights
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 22, 2011

Christmas lights are beautiful, but it can be very hard to get nice photos of a lit tree or decorations.? On Tuesday night I went down to partake in an Austin tradition...the Zilker Christmas tree.? Which isn't so much a tree but lights strung from a large radio tower to make a tree of lights.? If you are not from Austin you are probably thinking..."hmmm, that's odd".? Hence the city's slogan, "Keep Austin Weird" ...

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Christmas Carol Canvas Wall Art with Different Fonts
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 19, 2011

Creating Christmas canvas wall art can be as simple as having a festive caroling phrase printed in a Christmas font style. Find out more about ways to decorate!

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Unique Christmas Gift Ideas: Wall Prints & More
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 9, 2011

Are you beginning to get all nervous because you can't think of that perfect gift? Find out why wall prints are the perfect unique Christmas gift idea.

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A Photo Project for the weekend - Candid Moments
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 18, 2011

One of the keys of taking good photographs is timing and being decisive.? Notice I said photographs, not pictures.? One of the main differences between a photograph and a snapshot is timing.? This weekend a great project to practice your timing and capturing that decisive moment.? You can do that by: Pick an action: laughter, natural smiling, daydreaming, playing alone, picking on brother...whatever it is pick an action that you want to catch over the ...

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Get your dose of daily inspiration from Pinterest
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 10, 2011

Have you heard of Pinterest?? If you haven't you need to go check it out (after you finish reading this excellently written blog post).? It seems like there is so much new stuff on the web that you must do or must download or must follow that it can be a little overwhelming.? Trust me, I know.? I don't admit to be the hipster who is on top of all the latest and greatest the web ...

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What's your take on canvas art?
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 6, 2011

If you could hang any type of art in your house what would it be?? Hmmm...that is a tough question.? And what would you hang it on?? Photo paper, watercolor paper, or canvas?? Too many questions to handle...sorry about that.? I want to take a look at the canvas part of that question.? It is amazing in this day of modern technology what we can do with this medium.? Instead of ...

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Father's Day Gift Idea
by Canvas Press | June 14, 2011

Father's Day is what some of us would refer to as the followup holiday for Mother's Day. However, at Canvas Press, we like to look at it as a day to celebrate everything different from Mother's Day. Instead of celebrating baking cookies, or flowers, or making lovely greeting cards, Father's Day is a day to celebrate cookouts, fishing, and doing absolutely nothing. Who else is better at shrugging off doing the laundry? Or who is usually guilty for eating ...

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Employee Photo Wall | Original Company Photo Wall Idea
by Caroline Cohoon | May 31, 2011

An employee photo wall can liven up any office. Read about this original idea for a DIY company photo wall that will motivate and inspire your team.

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Decorate your home with custom canvas art prints
by Caroline Cohoon | February 11, 2011

Create canvas art that is unique and personal to decorate your home. It can be a challenge to find exactly the right piece of art to accent your home and personal space. Just like the saying goes, ?If you want something done right, you?ve got to do it yourself!? This applies to your own d?cor and art as well. You can accomplish the look you want no matter what your interior design style is with custom canvas printing ...

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Canvas Press helps Good Housekeeping TV with a family room makeover!
by Canvas Press | October 13, 2010

The Radice family from New Jersey wanted a family room with something for everyone! Good Housekeeping came to the rescue to help them create the perfect space with all sorts of fun, personal touches. They sent a favorite family photo to us and requested a unique design that incorporated a "Pop Art" effect and split into multiple panels. Canvas Press created a custom design in fun colors and sizes to make the most interesting and personal artwork for their new ...

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Interior Decorating Before and After Photos with Canvas Art
by Canvas Press | July 13, 2010

Check out the before and after photos sent to us by our customer. This DYI interior decorating project with canvas art made such a big difference to his wall!

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Corporate Office Decor Ideas with Canvas Press
by Canvas Press | March 15, 2010

There are easy ways to make a personalized corporate office workspace. Discover our favorite corporate office decor idea using canvas prints and logos.

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Photographer uses photos on canvas to decorate restaurant
by Canvas Press | February 17, 2010

Alison of No. 16 Photography has some unique and creative photography. When she contacted us about doing a large restaurant project we were excited to help and see what amazing shots would be included. Here are a few pictures of the finished results and a testimonial from her, we'd like to thank her very much for the kind words! ? I couldn't be more pleased with Canvas Press's quality and service! As a professional photographer, I do an extreme ...

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Wedding Table Centerpieces on Canvas
by Canvas Press | January 6, 2010

This summer I ordered 10, 8x8 canvases of different locations all around the world. Each of the places was one of the destinations that my husband (at the time I ordered everything fiance) and I visited. Instead of numbering the tables at our wedding, we used the canvases set up on easels as table names. With the left-over canvases, James and I made a collage on our kitchen wall, and it is the first thing everyone notices when they walk ...

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Plan a Cat Picture this Thanksgiving
by Caroline Cohoon | November 16, 2009

Continuing our series on Holiday pictures and decorations? ?   If you?re planning a pet portrait, especially one to be printed on canvas, incorporating a seasonal theme is a great way to add color and interest.? With the fall and winter holidays approaching, Christmas might be the first theme that comes to mind, but don?t ignore the other holidays of the season.? More and more, people are appreciating Thanksgiving as a holiday that has all of the ...

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Thanksgiving Canvas Art Ideas with Canvas Press
by Caroline Cohoon | November 10, 2009

With so many possibilities, Thanksgiving really should get more decorative attention. Find out how to decorate with our Thanksgiving canvas art ideas.

Planning Your Dog's Halloween Costume Pictures
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Planning Your Dog's Halloween Costume Pictures
by Caroline Cohoon | October 15, 2009

Something that can really add to a great portrait of your dog is a costume. Follow our tips and tricks for planning your dog's Halloween costume pictures.

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Tips-n-Tricks #205

A "fast" lens is a lens with a wide fixed aperture. An example of a fast lens is a 24-70 mm f 2.8. The f 2.8 is what indicates it as a fast lens. A slower lens have f 4-5.6 on them. Doesn't make them bad lenses, but a "fast" lens is fast because it can shoot at higher (faster) shutter speeds in lower light situations.


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