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5 Tips for Holiday Family Portraits & Photos | Canvas Press main image
5 Tips for Holiday Family Portraits & Photos | Canvas Press
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 13, 2015

These family portraits and photos are used to update the wall and in holiday cards. Follow our 5 tips for better holiday family portraits and photos.

10 Things You Need To Know Before Taking Macro Photos main image
10 Things You Need To Know Before Taking Macro Photos
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 10, 2015

I love taking macro photos. There is so much beauty in nature and objects the closer we look at them. Taking great close up (macro) photos isn?t as easy as turning the dial on your camera to the flower and firing away. Here are 10 things you should think about before you start taking photos of that fly on the windowsill. 1. Do I have the right equipment? There are specific lenses that are made for close up photography ...

Print Your Family Tree on Canvas | Family Tree Prints main image
Print Your Family Tree on Canvas | Family Tree Prints
by Laura McPherson | January 20, 2015

Printing a family tree on canvas can be a way to showcase family history and create a historical record. Read how to create these family tree prints.

How to Do a Wall Collage of Pictures on Canvas main image
How to Do a Wall Collage of Pictures on Canvas
by Caroline Cohoon | November 19, 2014

At Canvas Press, we help people make wall collages out of canvases or even a variety of canvas. Learn how to make a wall collage of pictures on your own.

How to Create Wall Art that Pops Out | Canvas Press main image
How to Create Wall Art that Pops Out | Canvas Press
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 10, 2014

Whatever the color of your walls, if your wall art is vibrant you can have an instantly bolder living space. Learn how to create wall art that pops out.

Halloween Portraits - Make It Your Family's Tradition main image
Halloween Portraits - Make It Your Family's Tradition
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 22, 2014

Halloween is approaching.? An exciting time of year for kids and adults who like to act like kids (that would be me).? Kids put a lot of thought into what they want to go trick or treating as each year.? Some don't decide until the night of and adults are then scrambling around the house to find something to throw together at the last minute (again, that was me growing up).? I would say that ...

How to Create Unique Split Canvas Print Wall Art main image
How to Create Unique Split Canvas Print Wall Art
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 30, 2014

Creatively sectioning off your photos on canvas creates a piece of art that adds pop to any room! Find out how to create split canvas print wall art.

Framing Instagram Photos = Instant Art Gallery main image
Framing Instagram Photos = Instant Art Gallery
by Laura McPherson | September 24, 2014

A picture is worth a thousand words, which is one of the reasons why Instagram is so accessible. Why write a lengthy blog post or social update when a picture can say it all? Still, not everyone is on Instagram and it can be easy to miss updates when friends haven?t opened the app in awhile. Make your Instagram photos tangible with an instant art gallery of framed photos on canvas taken from your Instagram folder. Between the memory-worthy ...

How to Clean a Canvas Print Picture with Canvas Press  main image
How to Clean a Canvas Print Picture with Canvas Press
by Laura McPherson | August 28, 2014

Your photos on canvas can become mementos to be passed on to the next generation with proper care. Follow our guide for how to clean a canvas print picture.

High Resolution Instagram Photos: Tips & Tricks main image
High Resolution Instagram Photos: Tips & Tricks
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 19, 2014

Photo resolution is automatically reduced for every photo uploaded to Instagram. Canvas Press has tips on how to get high resolution Instagram photos.

5 Quick Tips for Scanning Photos to Print on Canvas main image
5 Quick Tips for Scanning Photos to Print on Canvas
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 6, 2014

Scanners are a fantastic tool that can transform old photos and artwork. They allow you to archive and digitize your old photos and can even get you amazing results when you want to print on canvas. There are some good guidelines to remember when scanning your photo or artwork that will produce the best results for archiving or for when you want to make some canvas prints. Keep in mind that scanners from different manufacturers come with different options ...

Make Your Own Camera Bag | DIY Camera Bag Inserts main image
Make Your Own Camera Bag | DIY Camera Bag Inserts
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 25, 2014

Find out how you can save money and make your own padded camera bag. Follow along with our easy DIY steps for camera bag inserts in an empty messenger bag.

How To Package Your Artwork For Moving main image
How To Package Your Artwork For Moving
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 10, 2014

Has anyone ever said, ?I love moving?it?s so much fun??? If you have I would love to meet them.? Moving might be the most stressful event in a family?s life.? Trying to make sure all your stuff is safe, protected, packed and will make it to it?s final destination in one piece.? One thing people ask us on occasion is how they should pack their artwork when they are moving to make sure it stays ...

How to Print Photos on Canvas from Instagram | Canvas Press main image
How to Print Photos on Canvas from Instagram | Canvas Press
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 12, 2014

Sometimes you take an Instagram photo that is worthy of printing and hanging on your wall. Find out how to print photos on canvas from Instagram.

Even More Ways to Scrapbook Your Canvas Prints main image
Even More Ways to Scrapbook Your Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | April 24, 2014

The scrapbook style of collaging and embellishment is here to stay. The question though is how do you incorporate that scrapbook look into your canvas prints that looks put together, polished, and like it belongs exactly where you've hung it? One of the best ways to do this is by creating a personalized canvas prints for your scrapbook wall art, which you can do with the same tools that you use in scrapbooking.? We did a post recently ...

Yes! You Can Embellish Your Canvas Prints main image
Yes! You Can Embellish Your Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 10, 2014

A canvas print doesn?t always just have to be a photograph or piece of artwork you hang on the wall.? It could be a jumping off point for an arts and crafts project that can transform your canvas into a piece of artwork.? I have some ideas to embellishyour canvas prints that we have been dying to try.? Here are some of our some ideas for taking your photo on canvas to the next level. When you ...

How to Send Full Resolution Photos from Android & iPhone main image
How to Send Full Resolution Photos from Android & iPhone
by Caroline Cohoon | April 7, 2014

Phones can take great pictures, but when you send them there can be issues. Learn how to save and send full resolution photos from your android and iPhone.

Creating an Annual Photo Portrait Event for the Family: How to Make It Special main image
Creating an Annual Photo Portrait Event for the Family: How to Make It Special
by Laura McPherson | March 24, 2014

One of the most magical shared moments can be flipping through the family scrapbook, warming our hearts with thoughts of those we've known. Our connection to heritage is reaffirmed. To capture those moments on a regular basis, many photographers put an annual photo event on the calendar with family and friends to take special photos of loved ones. Try incorporating an annual photo event in your schedule of activities for lasting memories.? With large family gatherings it can get ...

How To Preserve Photographs and Canvas Prints to Enjoy Forever! main image
How To Preserve Photographs and Canvas Prints to Enjoy Forever!
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 15, 2014

Every one has special photographs that hold special meaning for us.? They could be photographs of our parents or grandparents.? Or even photographs from our childhood.? We may even have more recent photos or photos on canvas that aren't being displayed, but we want to preserve these memories correctly.? How can this process be achieved?? What are the best techniques to keep a treasured photograph from disintegrating with time?? Techniques required for this process ...

Tips for Taking Pictures in the Snow | Canvas Press main image
Tips for Taking Pictures in the Snow | Canvas Press
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 7, 2014

If you happen to love taking photos and you find yourself out in the snow, here are some tips. Follow along with my guide to snow photography and gear.

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Tips-n-Tricks #79

Try to use the lowest ISO as possible. The lower the ISO the less noise in your photo. You may not care about that for snapshots at a party, but when you are doing fine art or photos you want to enlarge it makes a big difference.


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