Minor Retouching Can Transform Your Canvas Prints main image
Minor Retouching Can Transform Your Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 13, 2014

On the left is the original image and the edited image on the right.? Only contrast and color saturation were used to make the image better. The minor retouching of images is common, largely because most photos are not as picture perfect as they can be?including when taken with high end digital cameras. Retouching can bring out the best in a photo, which is important when considering how long an image can last after having it printed on canvas ...

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Friday Wrap Up 6/13
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 13, 2014

Well, it's Friday the 13th and a full moon.? Are the odds are stacked against for having a good day?? I sure hope not.? We are rolling into summer and that is always a good thing.? We hope your weekend is filled with spending time by the pool, getting some ice cream, listening to some good music, exploring your city or town, spending time with your dad and telling stories about growing up. In honor of ...

Let’s Get Tropical: Beach Vacation Canvas Prints main image
Lets Get Tropical: Beach Vacation Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 12, 2014

Trips to the beach are a hallmark of summer vacations, whether your family takes a road trip to visit the shore or visits the local beach. While you?re there you will probably be taking tons of photos of your family to create picture perfect memories, which you can then have printed on canvas as wall art for your home. Here are a few ideas for creatively photographing and commemorating your family?s beach vacation. Beach Vacation Canvas Print Ideas No ...

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How To Print Instagram Photos
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 12, 2014

  Instagram is a great way to stay creative.? You can capture things in everyday life and make them into art to share with your friends (and people you have never met in your life).? But we can take this phenomenon one step further.? I want to show you how easy it is to print Instagram photos on canvas or fine art photo paper.? Because sometimes you take an Instagram photo that is worthy or ...

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How to Make the Choice for Your Next Photo on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | June 11, 2014

When it?s time to create new wall art and choose a photo to enlarge and have printed on canvas, how do you make the choice? Even if you do not take photographs every day, you might have hundreds of images to choose from. Following are a few tips and tricks to help you choose which image is right for your next photo on canvas. How to Narrow Down Your Photo Library The easiest way to begin choosing a photo ...

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7 Canvas Prints Secrets the Pros Wont Tell You
by Laura McPherson | June 10, 2014

Even if you aren?t a professional artist displaying in a gallery, it?s still possible to have your photographs printed as gallery ready canvas art. In fact, it?s probably simpler than you might think to create a professional canvas print of your own work, especially if you have never ordered a print on canvas before. Making a canvas print that rivals those of the pros is easy with the help of Canvas Press. The following tips will make it even ...

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Use Your Lens HoodIt Could Save Your Life
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 10, 2014

That title might be a little dramatic.? I am sure there is some MacGyver situation where a lens hood could actually save your life, but for this post I can tell you for sure that it can save your lens. For the better part of the last 14 years I have been a professional wedding photographer shooting an average of 25-30 weddings a year.? A wedding photographer?s job can definitely be stressful at times and of course ...

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What Photo Equipment To Take While Traveling?
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 9, 2014

School is out and for many families that means it is time for a summer vacation trip.? For those who are photography lovers who have acquired a lot of photo gear it can be a difficult choice on what gear to take while you are traveling.? The question really is ?Do you want to lug around every piece of equipment you own??? I am facing a similar dilemma (and my trip is a year away) and ...

6 Reasons to be Addicted to Canvas Press Canvas Prints main image
6 Reasons to be Addicted to Canvas Press Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 9, 2014

1. Canvas Press Canvas Prints Are Perfect for Every Photo Portrait or landscape, large or small, color or black and white, and everything in between?Canvas Press has (literally!) got it covered. A canvas print can put professional quality within reach and make your images look more stunning than you ever thought possible. With a range of options to customize your canvas print backed by the Canvas Press quality guarantee, you?ll find that your photos have never looked better ...

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9 Things I Look For When Photographing Landscapes
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 6, 2014

I wouldn?t call myself a ?Landscape Photographer?, but I do love taking photos of landscapes when I travel.? There are several things that make a beautiful landscape photo and the more you practice the better you get at recognizing them.? You could always study some of the masters of landscape photography and learn the elements of their photographs that move you.? Of course Ansel Adams is the most recognized of landscape photographers.? Also take a ...

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Friday Wrap Up 6/6
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 6, 2014

Each Friday we like to share different found items we have come across during the course of the week.? Today is a significant day in American history.? It is the 70th anniversary of D-Day.? Thousands of men sacrificed their lives for their country and for freedom.? We would like to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice by remembering them today. The photos taken by Robert Capa are some of the most gripping images from that ...

10 Signs You Are Ready to Invest in Quality Canvas Prints main image
10 Signs You Are Ready to Invest in Quality Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 5, 2014

These are ten signs you are ready to purchase quality canvas prints from Canvas Press. 1. You?re On the Lookout for Art to Match Your Unique Style Ordering a canvas print that you designed yourself is the best way to make sure that you find something totally original that won?t pop up in the big stores (or your friends? homes!) a few months down the road once a trend catches on. 2. You Need a Big Impact without ...

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How Canvas Prints Can Get You Your Hearts Desire
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 5, 2014

You think we are crazy...well this article will demonstrate how canvas prints can help keep your love life on track.? Giving the gift of canvas prints is a romantic way to show you care and to demonstrate how close shared moments are to your heart. For holidays, birthdays, or just because, customized artwork is a thoughtful gift that is always appreciated. A canvas print from Canvas Press is also made using high quality, archival materials, ensuring that ...

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Father's Day Gift Ideas Now 33% Off
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 4, 2014

In an effort to pay tribute to Dad's everywhere we are offering a 33% off sale.? I guess you could categorize getting your dad a custom canvas print for Father's Day as: cool Father's Day gift ideas or even unique Father's Day gift ideas.? Getting him a canvas print is definitely outside the norm of a dress shirt, swim trunks, or a new tie.? I am not dissing those gifts.? They are traditional Father's Day ...

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Five Photo Display Alternatives
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 3, 2014

Let?s get creative with the way we display our photos.? You all know good and well that we can print your photos on canvas, but we also realize that those are usually reserved for the most special of cases.? Of course you are going to have other photos in your house.? We hope you do.? That is why we also print amazing photo prints too.? But rather than just stick them in a frame we ...

Photo Trends: What We Are Seeing on Canvas Prints Right Now main image
Photo Trends: What We Are Seeing on Canvas Prints Right Now
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 2, 2014

Tech tools are resulting in quite a few fun photo trends that we are seeing printed on canvas prints. From advances in camera phone technology to affordable and even free computer software, it has never been easier for people to create images to have printed as long-lasting works of art. Following are a few top trends that we?ve noticed here at Canvas Press that you might be interested in using to inspire your own canvas creativity. Group Selfies After ...

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Friday Wrap Up 5/30
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 30, 2014

Sorry I missed last weeks Friday wrap up.? Had to call it on account of getting sick.? Oh well it happens sometimes.? But I am back at it this week as we wrap up the month of May.? I can't believe we are done with May and on to June this 2014.? It is clich? to say it but I will anyways...this year is flying by.? School is already out for some kids ...

What Will Canvas Press Canvas Prints Be Like in 100 Years? main image
What Will Canvas Press Canvas Prints Be Like in 100 Years?
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 29, 2014

Graphic via vandals856 - Image by Eric VonLehmden Canvas prints aren?t only designed to look beautiful; they are designed to look beautiful for years to come. Folks often wonder just how long Canvas Press canvas prints will last, and the short answer is: at least 100 years! Here?s a look at how a Canvas Press canvas print can last so long, and how you can help your canvas print last for the next generation. Canvas Press Canvas Prints: High Quality ...

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Ordering Canvas Prints in 4 Easy Steps
by Laura McPherson | May 28, 2014

I am not an employee of Canvas Press.? I occasionally do guest blog posts for them.? So I am writing this ordering process from my own experience.? Ordering canvas prints from Canvas Press is simple and fun, but sometimes it helps to have a review of the process. Here I?ll walk you through the four easy steps to creating and ordering your own canvas prints on the Canvas Press website. 1. Upload Your Image You?ll start ...

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Sizing Artwork for the Right Place in Your Home
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 27, 2014

Choosing the right artwork for a space is quite a challenge.? It can easily overwhelm even the most gifted designer.? With the variety of subject matter and substrates out there it only compounds the feeling of dread that can wash over you when you try to pick that perfect piece of artwork for a blank wall in your home.?? The advice I can give you talks about scale and sizing for your space.? I chose ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #224

Happy New Year's. Now while everyone is inside, it is the PERFECT time to go out and photograph that one thing you couldn't because there were too many people around. You will have free reign...at least in the morning.


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