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How to Create Beautiful String Art For the Holidays main image
How to Create Beautiful String Art For the Holidays
by Jennifer Roche | November 19, 2013

String art, first popular in the 70?s, is making a big comeback! ?This form of artwork uses geometric patterns to create eye-catching designs.? Does this type of artwork seem hard to create?? It?s not!? You have the ability to choose the design and colors you want to incorporate into your string art piece.? Have fun with it! The materials you?ll need before starting are: plywood, a saw, pieces of felt, fabric or paint to cover ...

Tips On How To Get The Best #Selfie main image
Tips On How To Get The Best #Selfie
by Rodolfo Lentejas Jr. | October 9, 2013

Self portrait (or #selfie) is one of the most popular yet considered to be one of the most difficult photos to take...mainly because you won?t have anyone to assist you and tell you whether you?re taking a good shot or not. Despite being a tough act to pull, a lot people still engage in this form of photography regardless of the results.? Because that is the fun of it.? You might get something great or you ...

How to Get the Best Concert Photos on Canvas main image
How to Get the Best Concert Photos on Canvas
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 23, 2013

If you are into music and you really want to get a shot of your favorite band on the wall then here are some tips to get the best concert photos on canvas. ?Getting good photos at a concert can be pretty difficult. ?You are dealing with several factors that could potentially out of you control. ?But I want to give you a fighting chance to the the shot you want...something that you could print on canvas and be ...

Ancestry and Antique Photos on Canvas main image
Ancestry and Antique Photos on Canvas
by Caroline Cohoon | September 20, 2013

My mother has always been interested in genealogy and we?ve recently gone through and scanned our old family photos. I found a fun collection from the late 1800s to the early 1900s showing the great personalities, fashion and hairstyles my family was sporting back then. The two older gentlemen in one photo together are the patriarchs from two sides of the family, how is that for in-laws getting along? The woman with the fabulous hat is Mary Virginia Higgins ...

The Easy Way to Create Fine Art Photos on Canvas main image
The Easy Way to Create Fine Art Photos on Canvas
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 13, 2013

It's early in the morning.? You wake up, get your cup of coffee and get yourself ready for the day.? You look outside and all you see is fog.? What is your response?? Do you immediately feel depressed and want to crawl back in bed or do you pump your fist, grab your camera and go out hunting for a cool photo?? A little dramatic, yes...but it is true for many photographers who know ...

How To Be the Next Henri Cartier Bresson main image
How To Be the Next Henri Cartier Bresson
by Laura McPherson | August 30, 2013

Street portrait photography is a great way to push the boundaries of your digital photography but it can be a difficult subject to master as the conditions on public streets are largely uncontrolled, unlike in studio portrait photography. These street portrait photography tips will help you get started on your street portraiture journey. Photo by Hugo Fernandes Be Polite and Ask In busy urban environments, it can be tempting to assume that since people see you with a camera they ...

Toy Cameras Can Create Amazing Art main image
Toy Cameras Can Create Amazing Art
by Paul Cook | August 21, 2013

Unlike the implication of their name, toy cameras are not just toys. They do work, albeit with limited functioning and reception. Toy cameras are basic, inexpensive film cameras that have very simple lenses that do not have the option of giving any advanced settings or applications. Even though some were? originally designed for children and general mass-market use, these cameras have been used by professional photographers to create amazing works of art. Techniques like vignetting, light leaks, blur and other ...

How Shooting in RAW Mode Can Make Better Photos main image
How Shooting in RAW Mode Can Make Better Photos
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 2, 2013

Have you taken a photo and it came out way too dark or too bright and you tried to fix it, but you just ended up making it worse?? Trust me, it happens to everyone.? Especially when you are just starting to figure out this whole photography thing.? When you purchase a DSLR you most likely peruse the the manual to get the basics then put your memory card in and start shooting away.? Well, most ...

How to Turn Old 35mm Negatives Into Custom Canvas Prints main image
How to Turn Old 35mm Negatives Into Custom Canvas Prints
by Valerie Johnston | August 1, 2013

If you're like me you have a pile of old 35mm negatives stashed somewhere in your home. Maybe you keep them neatly organized with the actual photos that they created or maybe like many others (let's not name names!) you just have them in some big box. Regardless of where and how you keep those negatives, chances are that you may want to make prints from a few of them.? I want to tell you a few steps ...

How To Get The Shot at a Baseball Game main image
How To Get The Shot at a Baseball Game
by Paul Cook | July 29, 2013

Sports photography is a whole different experience and requires a completely unique set of skills. This of course, doesn?t mean that you can?t acquire them. You require technique, proper gear and patience to learn how to use both these things. In time, you can master the art of professional sports photography. Baseball is considered to be one of the more difficult sports to capture on camera. This is because unlike football, basketball or soccer, there is no constant flurry of ...

How to Prepare Mentally and Physically for a Photo Session main image
How to Prepare Mentally and Physically for a Photo Session
by Laura McPherson | July 24, 2013

Photo sessions can be stressful even if you have experience working with human subjects in posed photography. However, you can reduce the stress and increase the quality of your finished photos with proper preparation. The following tips will help you prepare for a photo session as a photographer physically and mentally, allowing you to get the great portraits you have in mind. Mentally Preparing for a Photo Session   Your state of mind during a photo session can ...

A Beginners Guide to Radio Transmitters for Off Camera Flash main image
A Beginners Guide to Radio Transmitters for Off Camera Flash
by Paul Cook | July 16, 2013

The world of photography is extensive. Like all other professional trades, it has a variety of equipment each which is available according to users? varying degrees of experience. Of course all the best stuff is made for and used by the professional photographers. One such thing is an off flash camera and radio transmitters. If you want to become a pro, then you would have to learn to use an off flash camera because with flash you can generate images ...

5 Ways to Instantly Look Better in Photos main image
5 Ways to Instantly Look Better in Photos
by Rodolfo Lentejas Jr. | June 12, 2013

Even though people won?t admit it, most of them make an effort to always look good during a photo shoot. It may not show, but take a closer look and you?ll notice that some prefer posing in a certain angle while others have a certain stance that they automatically do once they see a camera being pointed at them. Just like the models you see in magazine, these people have perfected the art of looking good while they?re being photographed ...

The Ins and Outs of a Photo’s Histogram main image
The Ins and Outs of a Photos Histogram
by Paul Cook | May 22, 2013

What looks like a mountain range with spikes shooting up at random places on your digital camera?s graph display may be able to tell you whether you have nailed the shot right.? Unlike film, a histogram in a digital camera allows you assess the quality of your photograph before you get it on prints. In this way if the exposure is not right, you can adjust it and re-shoot the scene within minutes. You might be bewildered at first ...

5 Tips For Capturing The Spirit Of The Camera Hog And The Shy Bird main image
5 Tips For Capturing The Spirit Of The Camera Hog And The Shy Bird
by Paul Cook | May 16, 2013

As a photographer you must have dealt with camera hogs and shy birds. The ubiquitous camera hogs would just play it up for the camera while the camera shy are usually afraid of the camera and freeze as if life has come to a standstill. Here are six simple tips for capturing un-posed, honest, truthful and sincere memorable shots.   1.??? Shoot in Familiar Environments Perhaps the most natural snapshots of people can be captured in surroundings in which ...

Making Canvas Prints With the iPhone 5 Panoramic Feature main image
Making Canvas Prints With the iPhone 5 Panoramic Feature
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 13, 2013

You have probably seen the commercials.? Apparently more photos are taken each day on an iPhone than any other camera in the world.? And one of the coolest features on the iPhone 5 (and with the 4s upgrade) is the ability to take incredible panoramic photos.? Once you have mastered taking them (which takes a little practice), the question is what to do with those panoramic photos after you have created them?? These can be relatively ...

Tips For Framing Your Canvas Prints main image
Tips For Framing Your Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 8, 2013

We recently had a question asked by a few of our amazing customers about the most effective way to frame their canvas prints.? Hopefully I can shed a little light on the subject.? As you may already know, we offer three different depths for photos printed on canvas.? You can choose either a .75", 1.5", 2" depth canvas or an non-stretched canvas.? Any one of these three stretched options could be hung on the ...

Photo Paper Prints: Too many choices? main image
Photo Paper Prints: Too many choices?
by Caroline Cohoon | May 6, 2013

At Canvas Press, we offer four different photo paper surfaces for printing. We often get asked the question, ?Which one should I use?? and it?s a tough choice sometimes. We?ve created a guide to explain in a little more detail what each paper is like and what looks best on it. The most important thing to note is that ALL of our papers are considered archival and will last over 100 years, so don?t let that be a concern ...

How to Talk Like a Professional Photographer main image
How to Talk Like a Professional Photographer
by Valerie Johnston | April 30, 2013

Have you ever spent much time around professional photographers? If you have, you know they have their own language that can leave the layman feeling out of the loop. If you plan on becoming a pro, then you simply must learn to talk like a pro. Do not worry though. Professional photographer speak is much easier to learn than French! Below are some key phrases that belong to professional photographers specifically. In the world of digital photography, if you throw ...

How to Take Killer Long Exposure Photos main image
How to Take Killer Long Exposure Photos
by Valerie Johnston | April 15, 2013

So much photography has to do with light, how you use the light, and how you set the exposure on your camera. Of course, in many situations, you will find yourself using a short exposure. That is because you need to freeze action without the subject becoming blurred. However, there are many times when long exposure photography is interesting, breathtaking, and dramatic. Many find themselves looking in awe at long exposure images and thinking that something so amazing is out ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #345

The red eye tool in Photoshop and Photoshop express doesn't work on pets. Dogs will get yellow eyes and cats can get green eyes when you take photos of them looking at the camera with a flash. It takes a little more work to correct those.


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