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Photographer Files: Parents Bribing Kids For Good Photos
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 31, 2015

When trying to get a good photo of a child, parents will resort to pretty much anything to get them to A. look at the camera and B. not give a super fake smile. I have seen all kinds of bribes over my photography career. Some parents come prepared with bribe in hand and sometimes it is a predetermined reward that was discussed with the children before a photo shoot has started. And still there are the other times when ...

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4 Steps to Making Art Education at Home Easy and Fun
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 30, 2015

No, you don?t even have to take your kids to a museum to have an educational experience with art. Is it a nice thing to do every once in a while? Sure. You should plan a trip, but before you do that let?s just start with the art in your own home. It doesn?t matter the subject matter or if it is something you created or a reprint. It also doesn?t matter that you don?t have an art degree ...

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A Family Photo Session Checklist
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 28, 2015

I will admit it...I forget things.? I forget where I left my phone, I forget where I parked, I forget what my wife just got finished telling me.? This list goes on.? That is why I am constantly making lists...so I don't forget.? Well, when you are a photographer and it is your job to have certain things with you for a photo shoot, it is best that you don't forget something important...trust ...

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Recycling Art Supplies
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 4, 2015

Want to give you little bit of a lowdown on something that we are proud of here at Canvas Press.? As you know, we print all kinds of custom sized canvas prints.? All of our canvas prints get printed on large rolls of artist canvas that come directly from the mill.? We do our best to make sure that as much of the canvas roll gets printed.? It helps to have played a lot of ...

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5 Reasons Why Custom Wall Art is Better Than Store Bought Wall Art
by Eric Von Lehmden | February 24, 2015

1. There Are Options for Everyone While there?s no denying that you do sometimes get lucky and find a have-to-have piece in a store, wall art made to appeal to everyone doesn?t always fit the bill. With custom wall art you can create your own vision using neutrals to neons, metallics or mattes, 3d and 2d, or whatever mix suits. With custom wall art on a serious uptrend you can find DIY how-to?s and tips online to get you ...

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5 Decorating Blogs to Follow For Inspiration
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 30, 2015

The wife and I love to decorate and redecorate the house. I am in charge of the wall d?cor and Kim (my wife) is in charge of arranging the other stuff. Yes, our responsibilities do bleed into each others?probably more than we would want. I?m not sure where this bug of always wanting to see something different in our house came from. Maybe it is from watching too much HGTV?who knows. All that counts is that we enjoy it ...

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Selects From the Week - 1/29
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 29, 2015

We are already at the end of January.? It is so cliche to say that time flies, but the reality of that statement is so true.? Just yesterday we were celebrating Christmas and being with family.? Soon after the decorations came down (for most of us) and new year's resolutions were made.? Here is hoping that those are staying strong.? I guess my point to that is that life goes by quickly, but we can ...

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Wall Art Trends for 2015
by Laura McPherson | January 27, 2015

With your spring cleaning this year you might also be considering a bit of spring redecorating. You can find thousands of ideas online incorporating the new wall art trends for 2015, many of which incorporate your favorite canvas prints. To get you started, here are a few of our favorites. DIY Design There are many tried and true design principles like color blocking and eye-height alignment that you can use for your wall art, but DIY design experiments can ...

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Q&A About Photo Resolution for Printing on Canvas & for Web Display
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 23, 2015

We recently received an excellent question from one of our customers about photo resolution and how it relates to enlarging photos for printing on canvas, metal or photo paper vs displaying on a website.? Caroline did such a wonderful job answering the question I thought it would be great to share on the blog. Q - "I had a question for you regarding the printing format for photographs. Should my resolution be at 300 dpi and just shrink ...

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

This beautiful example was designed & ordered by one of our wonderful customers, Roberto Quiles. Printing a family tree on canvas can be a beautiful way to showcase family history while acting as a historical document at the same time. Collecting historical information about your family members can bring you closer to your ancestry and to your family while providing a record about your family?s past that can be passed on to the following generations. Take a look at a ...

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Art in the Bathroom: What Kind of Art Works Best in a Bathroom?
by Laura McPherson | January 13, 2015

Art...in the bathroom?? Why not?? You have chosen the artwork for the living spaces in your home with thought and care from the bedroom down to the dining room, but what about your bathroom? The bathroom is often overlooked as a place to display artwork, even though it?s a room that guests see and use frequently. There are some fears that keep you good people from displaying some type of artwork in the loo. Moisture and ...

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A New Look at Wall Quotes
by Laura McPherson | January 9, 2015

Wall quotes are an interesting way to punch up the d?cor in a room and add meaning to your decorating scheme. If you?ve hesitated over using wall quotes from concern over the mess, fuss, or removal process, here?s another idea: create your own unique wall quotes and print them on canvas. Hanging a canvas print of your wall quote is a much easier alternative that?s less permanent than applying words directly to your carefully painted walls. Rather than using vinyl ...

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A Look Back At 2014 - Behind the Scenes
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 5, 2015

2014 is still fresh on our memory.? As we are barely get our feet wet into 2015 we wanted to take a look back at 2014 and share some of our favorite photos from the past year as a final farewell.? We are very excited about what the new year will bring to us and to all of you.? We know there will be ups and downs, but our hope is that there are always more ups ...

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Wishing Everyone A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 23, 2014

Thank you to all of our customers for your continued support and loyalty.? We would not be here without you.? We hope you all have a terrific Holiday and may the new year come with many blessings.? We can't wait to see what the new year has in store for us.? We will be out of the office the 24th through the 28th and will be back in the office next week for a few days ...

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Our 12 Days of Christmas - Gifts Under $30 Has Begun
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 5, 2014

Today we launch our version of the 12 days of Christmas.? While there won't be any lords a leapin' there will be several gifts that are under $30.? Be sure to check our social media outlets each day to see if a new deal has sprung up.? Oh, and while all these under $30 gift ideas are rolling out you could take advantage of our 30% off sale that is also starting today.? Use promo code: ...

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The Best Wall Decor Ideas We Have Seen on Pinterest
by Laura McPherson | December 4, 2014

Is there anything that can?t be found on Pinterest? As a source for decorating ideas from small to large Pinterest can?t be beat; not only can you find decor ideas to fall in love with from all over the world but you can also collect them for future reference on the same site. We love Pinterest too, and thought we?d share a few of our favorite creative wall decor ideas we have found while pinning with you. Create a ...

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Something Big is on the Way - Starting Thanksgiving Day
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 25, 2014

This is just to let you know that we will have a pretty special deal starting on Thanksgiving Day.? What is it you ask?? Well, if you have signed up for our emails and newsletters you will know on Thursday.? You could also check the site on Thursday to see (probably in the afternoon...after you have had your Thanksgiving dinner).? We wouldn't want you to get this news on an empty stomach.? You will ...

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What You Need to Know About Metal Wall Art
by Laura McPherson | November 24, 2014

We at Canvas Press are dedicated to providing the highest quality possible for all of the different types of art and photo prints that we produce, and our metal prints are no exception. When we receive an order for a metal print we first review the image quality to make sure that it?s a good fit for the size ordered (which we do with all print orders that come in!). The image is then printed onto specially prepared ...

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How a Canvas Print is Created - Our Friday Wrap Up for 11/21
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 21, 2014

For our Friday wrap up today I want to share a video we put together showing you a sped up version of how a canvas print is created here at Canvas Press.? We hope you enjoy it.   ...

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How To Hang A Wall Collage
by Caroline Cohoon | November 19, 2014

You?ve seen the photos on the internet of those cute wall collages and eclectic mixes of artwork ? but it can feel like a pretty daunting task to hang one yourself! At Canvas Press, we help people make wall collages out of canvases or even a variety of canvas, framed art and metal prints, and we always get asked how to hang it. We?ve come up with a quick and easy way to do just that. Watch this short video ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #117

The rule of 3 applies to photos on your wall just as it does with other collections in your house. So when you are creating a multiple photo display think about doing them in multiples of 3.


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