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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 ...

How Canvas Prints Can Get You Your Hearts Desire main image
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 ...

5 Tips to Getting Better Canvas Prints from Your Concert Photos main image
5 Tips to Getting Better Canvas Prints from Your Concert Photos
by Laura McPherson | May 22, 2014

taken with a Nikon D300 Although some concert venues do not allow cameras in the auditorium during a show, there are exceptions. If you have a smart phone, you might be able to use this to take photos that rival the quality of most ordinary point and shoots. Be sure to follow the venue rules, and if photography is permitted, use these tips to maximize your chances of getting? great canvas prints from your concert photos.? You will never ...

Getting Good Photos on Canvas From the Air main image
Getting Good Photos on Canvas From the Air
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 12, 2014

Going on a trip? Flying commercial air? Have a friend with an airplane? There are various ways to get into the air, but the challenges of good photos on canvas from the air are all pretty common to ?slipping the surly bonds of earth.?...I read that somewhere. Lake Mead and Hoover Dam from the air Challenges of Producing Great Photos on Canvas From the Air The first challenge is getting the composition right. The human mind, seeing the ...

Using Pinterest to Inspire Creative Canvas Prints main image
Using Pinterest to Inspire Creative Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | May 5, 2014

Browsing photo galleries is a great way to inspire creativity. Visiting photo galleries in person and flipping through photo books are tried and tested traditional ways to find that creative boost, though there are a growing number of quality photo galleries online that can provide the same benefits. Pinterest might now be the largest of these, thanks to the millions of Pinterest users who contribute to the site and make it easy to find a profusion of great ideas ...

Tips for Better iPhone Macro Photos main image
Tips for Better iPhone Macro Photos
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 2, 2014

Do we even need point and shoot cameras anymore?? I think it is pretty evident that the iPhone and other smart phones have dominated over the need to carry another camera with you.? I have been a professional photographer for over 14 years and even I will rarely bring my big camera with me on trips.? I usually just stick the good ole iPhone in my pocket and go.? One thing I love about the iPhone ...

Birthday Photos on Canvas: A Family Tradition main image
Birthday Photos on Canvas: A Family Tradition
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 29, 2014

The inspiration for this blog post is one of our customers.? When Melani Lindsey reached out to us to help her with a special project to help celebrate her son?s 18th birthday we were more than happy to help.? Melani?s plan was to take images taken of her son, over the couse of his life, and turn them into photos on canvas.? As the project came together it became pretty powerful to see these images from her ...

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 ...

How To Photograph for a Photo Album main image
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 ...

Kids Sports Photos on Canvas Prints main image
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 ...

Lessons in Family, World History, and Digital Preservation main image
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How Large Can I Make a Canvas Print main image
How Large Can I Make a Canvas Print
by Eric Von Lehmden | March 27, 2014

Walls come in all different sizes so why wouldn?t the artwork that covers them also come in different sizes?? Your artwork should come in any size you want it to.? We try to make that happen as best we can with our custom canvas prints.? The question we get asked quite a bit is, ?How big can I make a canvas print??? There is an easy straightforward answer to that question and then a few notes ...

6 Ways to Get Better Vacation Photos on Canvas main image
6 Ways to Get Better Vacation Photos on Canvas
by Eric Von Lehmden | March 26, 2014

7 ways to get better vacation photos on canvas. Tips for getting photos so great from your trip there's no doubt you'll get some printed on canvas.

Capture the Beauty of Flowers on Canvas Prints main image
Capture the Beauty of Flowers on Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | March 25, 2014

Flowers have long been a favorite subject for photographers.? They have a delicate / intricate beauty, a unique symmetry, and organic designs that are wonderful to study with a camera...and just pretty to look at.? I think it is because of those attributes that printing photos of flowers on canvas prints is a great way to spruce up a wall in your home.? The trick is getting a photo of a flower (or bunch of flowers) ...

Get Your Green Photos on Canvas...and Don't Get Pinched main image
Get Your Green Photos on Canvas...and Don't Get Pinched
by Eric Von Lehmden | March 17, 2014

Growing up, I would always forget to wear green on St. Paddy's Day.? I would scramble once I got to school to see if I could pin any thing green onto my shirt or pants.? It never failed.? Everyone would ask, "Where is your green?? You aren't wearing any green."? I would always use the same lame excuse so that I wouldn't get pinched "Oh, well my underwear is green".? Now you know a ...

The Best Equipped Guerilla Photographer main image
The Best Equipped Guerilla Photographer
by Tom Donald | February 27, 2014

  Do we mean photographing guerillas? Flak vest, hard hat, AK-47 and a small SWAT team, eh? No, this is the down and dirty photographer, who can only carry a camera because you are traveling very light. Business traveler, hiker, you name it. So you have to make do with what you brought or what is around you. Of course, it won?t be a nice, bright, sunny day to make it easy. The real shot will be one of ...

Wardrobe Ideas for a Family Photo Session main image
Wardrobe Ideas for a Family Photo Session
by Eric Von Lehmden | February 24, 2014

As a photographer who photographs many families a year I know that choosing an outfit for a family photo session can be a challenge for you or on your budget and cause stress in your family. But it doesn't have to be that way.? Although there is nothing wrong with buying clothes specifically for a family photo session, it usually is not necessary. As long as you know what to look for to achieve a coordinated look with your ...

When To Throw the Rules of Photography Out the Window main image
When To Throw the Rules of Photography Out the Window
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 23, 2014

In all the art forms, there are rules for success. Whether writing, painting, or photography, you look like a rookie if you do not follow the rules. So when can you throw the rules away? I could make this a one paragraph article by simply saying ?don?t!? But we can explore this. In commercial fiction, for instance, each genre has some formulaic rules that have come about because the market dictates what is good and popular. It is ...

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The best lens for portrait photography is the one you have. You can create beautiful portraits with almost any lens. Max out what you have before buying more photo gear.


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