Mother's Day Gift Ideas: The Do's and Don'ts main image
Mother's Day Gift Ideas: The Do's and Don'ts
by Laura McPherson | April 28, 2014

How do you decide which Mother?s Day gift ideas will work for the moms in your life? You probably already know that certain Mother?s Day gift ideas are sure to land you in the dog house; no one wants to receive a gym membership or exercise DVD as a gift unexpectedly. There is a lot of conflicting advice out there, in part because every mom is different ? and if every mom is different, every mom deserves to receive ...

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Friday Wrap Up 4/25
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 25, 2014

We hope you all had a terrific week.? Here are a few links that we found interesting and want to pass them along to you.? We are intrigued by anything that is creative.? That could be a product, a website, a video, a design...whatever.? We like to share these with you so you can find something new and cool out there on the internet. Design Milk Mr. Cup (formerly Graphic Exchange) What is it You ...

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 ...

Customer Spotlight - Mugshots Grill & Bar and Our Canvas Prints main image
Customer Spotlight - Mugshots Grill & Bar and Our Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 23, 2014

Have you ever been to a restaurant so cool, you want to buy their t-shirt and wear it when you travel so you can tell other people about it?? Well, one of those restaurants who will inspire you to do that is Mugshots Gill & Bar. The owners came to us with their story.? They have patrons who take their t-shirts and koozies all over the world and take photos with them.? Well, Mugshots wanted to ...

How to Get The Best Sunset Photos on Canvas main image
How to Get The Best Sunset Photos on Canvas
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 22, 2014

Lake Travis, ATX I don?t know if there is anything more photo worthy than a beautiful sunset.? They never cease to amaze me as I witness the beauty that God creates with the sky as his canvas.? They are always different and even change as the sun sets further and further into the horizon.? So how do you make sure you get the right shot to create sunset photos on canvas?? Well, there are several ways ...

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How To Photograph for a Photo Album
by Laura McPherson | April 21, 2014

Although many of us now rely on digital photography to compile and share collections of photos, there is still something to be said for the permanence of a physical photo album. Various programs and apps have picked up on the nostalgia for the look and feel of physical photo albums and have created digital photo album tools that can nearly replace the "real thing." This makes it possible to create and share photo albums in the real world ...

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Poems on Canvas Prints for National Poetry Month
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 18, 2014

In case you were unaware, April is National Poetry Month.? We started talking about this here at the office and came to a realization that poetry isn?t being celebrated as much as it should.? Some of it is old fashioned and can be hard to understand, but there in lies the beauty of poetry.? A great poem can explain the way you feel about another person or situation in a way that you never could have ...

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Friday Wrap Up - 4/18
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 18, 2014

Easter is almost here.? We wish you happy hunting.? We hunted for some great stuff to share with you on this Friday Wrap Up.? From Blood Moon photos to a unique way to die your Easter eggs, I think we have you covered. Street Art Utopia Blood moon photos - NASA's photo stream of Blood Moon photos from around the nation. Clickin Moms Printable Paris Silk Dyed Easter Eggs Laramie Knifeworks - If you ever want a ...

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Kids Sports Photos on Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 17, 2014

When I was 12 years old I knew for a fact that I was going to be the starting first baseman for the New York Yankees.? Don Mattingly was my hero and favorite player.? I tried to collect every one of his baseball cards.? I had posters of him and other favorite players.? I thought that someday I would have my picture on a baseball card or on one of those posters.? It didn?t happen ...

Taxes Are Done! Celebrate With 35% Off Canvas Prints main image
Taxes Are Done! Celebrate With 35% Off Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 16, 2014

If you dread April 15th as much as us then you are so glad to have it behind us.? Thank goodness for April 16th...except when April 15th falls on a Sunday and taxes are due on the 16th.? Now we can just countdown to next tax day.? Ok, let's not get THAT gloomy.? Let's at least count down to Christmas first...then we can start looking at tax day again.? We thought we ...

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Caroline's Adventure To Austin's MotoGP
by Caroline Cohoon | April 16, 2014

Central Texas is full of exciting photo opportunities, and being right in our backyard, we want to share some with you! Last weekend I was finally able to get out to an event at our new motor racing track, the Circuit of the Americas which just opened two years ago. The event was the Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) of the Americas; stop two on an 18-circuit race for world championship. I?ve never followed professional racing of any kind, but I ...

How to Master an Eclectic Collection of Wall Art main image
How to Master an Eclectic Collection of Wall Art
by Laura McPherson | April 15, 2014

Seeing an eclectic collection of wall art can be inspiring and excite our imagination, causing us to form connections that might not otherwise have occurred. Eclectic wall art collections are definitely trending on Pinterest and elsewhere, but at first glance it might not be immediately apparent what makes a well-done eclectic collection of wall art work. These tips can help you piece together the ingredients and create your own effective eclectic collection. Eclectic Wall Art Collection Ingredient #1: Form via ...

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Lessons in Family, World History, and Digital Preservation
by Caroline Cohoon | April 14, 2014

My grandfather is a world traveler, and I don?t say that lightly. He?s been to about 140 countries and all 7 continents (My grandparents took one of the first Smithsonian tours to Antarctica). His map on the wall is literally COVERED in pins at the places he?s been. Growing up I always looked forward to their return from another exotic vacation. I couldn?t wait to hear the stories, see the photos, receive the presents? You get the idea. They ...

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Friday Wrap Up 4/11
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 11, 2014

Happy Friday!? Here are a few items we found on the interwebs (thanks Gas Monkeys) that sparked our interest and a few that got our creative juices going.? There is a lot of...well...crap on the web and it can be depressing to sort through it all to find small gems that make is stop, maybe crack a grin, and dive into it for a little longer than the 30 seconds we might give everything else while ...

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 ...

Canvas Prints – To Frame or Not to Frame? main image
Canvas Prints To Frame or Not to Frame?
by Laura McPherson | April 9, 2014

One of the benefits of canvas prints is that they can be hung directly on your wall without framing, but canvas prints can also be framed for a put-together, finished look. Canvas prints are usually framed when the print is mounted at depths less than two inches. Since part of the beauty of canvas prints is in the texture of the canvas, even when framed canvas prints are not generally hidden behind glass. So how do you choose whether to ...

Impress Your Mother This Mother’s Day with a Canvas Print main image
Impress Your Mother This Mothers Day with a Canvas Print
by Laura McPherson | April 8, 2014

After Christmas, Mother?s Day is the holiday on which the most gifts are exchanged. If you are a mom yourself, you may have experienced how your own children tend to gravitate towards ?safe? gifts like chocolates and flowers. Chocolates and flowers are always appreciated, no matter the reason that they?re given. However, sometimes it?s welcome to receive a gift that lasts and can be appreciated the year round. A canvas print is a great gift for Mother?s Day because it ...

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What Our Customers Are Saying About Us
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 8, 2014

What do you get when you mix up several heaps of ?awesome? with a healthy dose of ?mad skills? and several spoons full of ?photo lovin???? Well, if you mix it up just right then those are all qualities that our customers have.? It?s no secret that we love our customers, but it makes our hearts sing when we get to hear back from them.? We thought we would take a few minutes to share a few ...

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How To Send Hi-Res Photos From Your Phone
by Caroline Cohoon | April 7, 2014

Smartphones can take amazing pictures, and they can take really high quality, high-resolution images. However, sometimes getting those images to stay hi-res OFF the device can be tricky. If you want to send them to a friend or family member to have made into a canvas print, or really any kind of photo print, then you want to make sure you?re giving them the best available size. iPhones The easiest option here is to email the photo to yourself, your ...

Are Selfies Worthy of Printing on Canvas? main image
Are Selfies Worthy of Printing on Canvas?
by Eric Von Lehmden | March 31, 2014

When I was a kid, my brother and I would take my parent's camera and take pictures of ourselves making faces and other embarrassing things.? We would burn through a whole roll of film doing that.? I guess we were way ahead of our time because the "Selfie" craze doesn't seem to be going anywhere soon (although I wish we could do something about the term).? Phone cameras have made this trend explode over the past year ...

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Shooting in Program (P) or Auto mode on your DSLR you are letting the camera choose the shutter and aperture speed. You can get more control over your camera and photography by shooting in Manual mode.


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