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We Support DIY Canvas Prints main image
We Support DIY Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 20, 2014

As a photographer with a crafty side you already know you can create your own works of art and have your photos printed on great looking canvas, but have you ever thought of combining these two hobbies? Blending DIY canvas prints with canvas prints from Canvas Press is a relaxing and enjoyable way to create a custom look for your home and personality. You will feel a sense of accomplishment too, especially with the compliments that will be coming ...

Family History on Canvas Prints main image
Family History on Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | June 18, 2014

This is a scan of the family tree that George Naiser had made in the late 1950's Art is a fantastic way to preserve and commemorate your family?s history. With tools like Ancestry.com and Geneology.org making it easy to find and verify a family?s lineage, you can create a family history for canvas prints that goes back as many generations as you like. Following are a few ideas and tips for putting your family history down on canvas ...

Decorating Ideas for Newlyweds – Wedding Photos on Canvas main image
Decorating Ideas for Newlyweds Wedding Photos on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | June 17, 2014

While pictures of the bride, groom, and friends and family are certainly the centerpiece of wedding photos on canvas, there are other artistic details from weddings that deserve to be remembered and can stand as meaningful works of art on their own. If you are looking for a great gift for newlyweds, or are looking for a different way to remember your own wedding, turn details from the wedding into artistic d?cor to enjoy for years to come. Wedding ...

Five Photo Display Alternatives main image
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 ...

Sizing Artwork for the Right Place in Your Home main image
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 ...

10 Decorating Ideas For the Niche in Your Home main image
10 Decorating Ideas For the Niche in Your Home
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 26, 2014

The niche I am talking about are the popular architectural cut ins on a wall in your home.? they are very popular in modern home building, but they can sometimes create a dilemma on how to decorate them.? Niches can vary in height and width.? They are meant to be decorative pieces in your home?but what do you decorate them with.? We want to share some ideas that may inspire you to create something that ...

Using Canvas Prints as a Wedding Sign In Book main image
Using Canvas Prints as a Wedding Sign In Book
by Laura McPherson | May 20, 2014

As crafty ideas become more accessible without the aid of a high-budget wedding planner, couples are getting more creative with their wedding sign in books. You may have seen a few new ideas at recent weddings, from garlands to signed plates and even quilts. A unique alternative to use for your upcoming wedding, or to suggest to someone looking for creative wedding sign in book ideas, is using canvas prints. Here are a few ideas for using canvas prints ...

Think You’re Ready to Decorate with Canvas Prints? Take This Quiz main image
Think Youre Ready to Decorate with Canvas Prints? Take This Quiz
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 19, 2014

Trying new things with your home d?cor is a fun way to learn and grow, especially since after your updates are done you get to kick back and enjoy the fruits of your labor. For this same reason, sometimes you might get a little anxious about trying new home d?cor. If you haven?t made one before, a canvas print might be on your list. If you think you?re ready to decorate with canvas prints but aren?t quite sure, take ...

Using Custom Wallpaper to Enhance Your Home main image
Using Custom Wallpaper to Enhance Your Home
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 16, 2014

Custom Wallpaper can serve as a wonderful accent for any room in your home.? If you feel wallpaper is pass?, think again!? There are many ways to spice up your home using wallpaper!? The patterns, images and textures available can help you show your personal style.? Custom wallpaper helps enhance strong points in a room, and hide flaws on the walls. It can fix odd angles in rooms, creating a sense of uniformity.? Wallpaper ...

9 Tips for Increasing the Size of Your Room Using Wall Art main image
9 Tips for Increasing the Size of Your Room Using Wall Art
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 14, 2014

Does room size pose a problem?? Do you want to use wall art to create the illusion of larger space?? There are several ways to increase room size using photographs, canvas prints, wallpaper, color, and positioning of art. The best technique to increase room size is by hanging mirrors (a la 1970).? Their reflective ability serves to make smaller rooms appear bigger when angled to reflect an attractive object in the room, or reflecting the view outside ...

Canvas Prints: A Custom Graduation Gift main image
Canvas Prints: A Custom Graduation Gift
by Laura McPherson | May 7, 2014

Whether it?s from middle school, high school, college, or another academic endeavor, your graduate worked hard to earn his or her diploma. When picking out graduation gifts for a recent or soon to be grad, you want to find something to commemorate the new grad?s milestone that will be practical as well as hold sentimental value. Since graduates today are always looking to personalize their rooms?or in the case of college graduates, their apartments or even homes?canvas prints make ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Five Messy Photo Ideas For Spring main image
Five Messy Photo Ideas For Spring
by Eric Von Lehmden | March 19, 2014

What happens when you mix a winter full of polar vortexes, people with severe cabin fever, and the promise of a little warmer weather on the horizon?? That is a recipe for a record breaking mass of people heading outdoors this spring. Yes, Spring is here!? Finally.? We need to celebrate getting through such a long brutal winter by getting out into nature with our cameras and capturing all of the newness of spring. Here are 5 ...

Measurements for Popular Wall Collages of Canvas Prints main image
Measurements for Popular Wall Collages of Canvas Prints
by Caroline Cohoon | March 5, 2014

So, you?ve seen those amazing wall collages on Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, our blog etc and thought, ?How do I do that???? Don?t worry, we have too. Unfortunately the internet is a deep dark rabbit hole and most of the original information that may have been available is no longer out there. So we?ve chosen a few of the more popular designs and broken them down for you by size. These may not be the exact sizes of the originals ...

A Vignette of Inspiration main image
A Vignette of Inspiration
by Jennifer Roche | February 26, 2014

Sometimes we need that alone time that every one of us craves, a personal space to retreat to, to create, or just to get away from it all.? A vignette may be your answer!? What is a vignette you ask, a good question!? A vignette describes a group of objects arranged creatively on a surface.? Looking around your home, I bet you find a vignette you didn?t know you had created!? Still unsure of what ...

The In's and Out's of Custom Size Canvas Prints main image
The In's and Out's of Custom Size Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | February 4, 2014

Are you tired of the same cookie cutter photo sizes that are out there?? 8x10, 11x14, 16x20, 20x30, blah, blah, blah.? It can definitely get repetitive.? What if you need a piece of artwork to fit a space that isn?t found in those ?standard? sizes? We have the solution for you.? Custom size canvas prints.? They are your key to create unique canvas wall art displays.? They allow so much more latitude and creativity ...

Reuse Old Frames With New 3/4
Reuse Old Frames With New 3/4" Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 21, 2014

Most of us have a photo in a frame somewhere that we would like to replace.? The photo is outdated, it was a bad hair day, you broke up with that guy, or maybe you married that guy.? The point is that things change and sometimes we need to get rid of a photo in a current frame.? So what do you do with the empty frame?? I happen to have the perfect idea...if I ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #463

If you have the ability to change your camera's ISO setting here is a super quick guide: Bright Outside: ISO 100 - Gloomy Outside or nicely lit inside: ISO 400 - Dark Inside: ISO 800, 1200, or 3200 (depending on how dark it is)


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