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How Much Should I Pay For A Camera? main image
How Much Should I Pay For A Camera?
by Paul Cook | January 9, 2013

Your interest in digital photography will definitely incite you to make a decision regarding purchase of a digital camera. But with the plethora of brands, models and features, you will most likely be in a quagmire as to which would be the perfect camera to fulfill your photography needs. Deciding on how much you spend on a camera depends not only on your budget but also on various other factors. What Do You Want To Do With Your Camera? Perhaps ...

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Rolling into 2013 with Canvas Press and Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 7, 2013

We are so excited about the new year...it seems like only yesterday I was saying that about 2012, but it still rings true.? We are excited about each new year that blesses us here at Canvas Press.? As usual we have some new and exciting items up our sleeves that we can't wait to share with you all.? 2012 was a great year of growth for us.? We launched two new products (our custom wallpaper ...

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Gift Cards From Canvas Press Can Save the Day
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 20, 2012

Are you scrambling right now to find a gift for a loved one?? That one that you totally forgot about.? You really don't want to head out to the malls...trust me...I have seen the carnage with my own eyes.? It is a madhouse out there.? There is a simple and pretty fantastic solution to the dilemma.? A Canvas Press gift card.? You can buy them in several different amounts and the best ...

Can I Still Get Canvas Prints In Time For Christmas?  Yes, You Can main image
Can I Still Get Canvas Prints In Time For Christmas? Yes, You Can
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 13, 2012

With only 11 more shopping days until Christmas it is understandable to have concerns that you may not have time to order a photo on canvas or two and have them ready and shipped to you by Christmas.? Let me assure you that we can accept orders up until December 20th and still be able to have them delivered by Christmas.? Our workshop is humming along and cranking out beautiful canvas after beautiful canvas. Here is our Holiday ...

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Have a Hankering for a Polaroid Comeback?
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 4, 2012

Well, not so fast.? Poloroid is still defunct...mostly, but this little news tidbit is to tell you about a new look-a-like Polaroid camera called the One Mini.? The One Mini is from a Hong Kong based company called Carbon.? No, this camera does not use the very hard to get Polaroid film.? It is a 5 megapixel digital camera that has some pretty fun little features.? It produces the same type of funky colors ...

Tis the Season For Great Holiday Deals on Canvas Prints main image
Tis the Season For Great Holiday Deals on Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 4, 2012

We are doing it again.? Our most popular canvas print sizes are on sale for the holidays.? We know it can be hard coming up with all the best gift ideas during this time of year, so we made it pretty easy for you.? Everyone loves a photo for their home or office.? And why not put that photo on canvas?? Try from our four most popular sizes of canvas prints: 8x10, 11x14, 16x20 ...

It's Like Santa's Workshop...But With Canvas Prints Instead Of Elves main image
It's Like Santa's Workshop...But With Canvas Prints Instead Of Elves
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 30, 2012

Wow, what a difference a weekend makes.? With our Black Friday and Cyber Monday...which carried over into Tuesday...we have been humming along with activity abound.? Everywhere you look there are carefully laid stacks.? Stacks of canvas, frames, boxes...orders.? There is so much activity, it can be hard to keep track...canvas coming off the printer in rolls, ready to be cut down, then off to be stretched.? Metal prints being printed and ...

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Cyber Monday Sale Starts Tomorrow - 50% off Everything & Anything
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 24, 2012

This is a pre warning on what our Cyber Monday Sale will be. ?It will start tomorrow (Sunday) and run through Tuesday. ?Take advantage of 50% off all your photos on canvas, metal prints, designer growth charts, custom wall murals, and photo paper prints. ?If you were busy on Friday and Saturday putting up Christmas decorations like we were, then take advantage of our Cyber Monday 50% Sale and get all of your Christmas gifts taken care of. ?Just choose ...

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Small Business Saturday - 40% off Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 23, 2012

We are a small group here at Canvas Press, but that doesn't mean we do big things. ?This Saturday we are giving you a good reason to buy from a small business like ours. ?Save 40% on any product (canvas prints, metal prints, growth charts, wallpaper, and photo prints). ?When you check out be sure to use the promo code SBS40 to get your savings. We hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving and got some good shopping done yesterday ...

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Black Friday 50% Off Sale on Canvas Prints...and Everything Else
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 21, 2012

If you don't want to brave the hoards of people at the stores on Black Friday, but you are worried about finding that perfect gift for someone...do not fret. ?You can head to our website at Canvas Press and take advantage of our Black Friday sale. ?You will save 50% on anything you order. ?That includes canvas prints, metal prints, photo paper, and metal prints. Oh, and be sure to check out our brand new designer growth charts. ?The ...

Memoto digital camera - for Lifeblogging main image
Memoto digital camera - for Lifeblogging
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 31, 2012

If your life is interesting enough to have it photographed 24 hours a day then the new Memoto digital camera is for you.? This small inconspicuous (spy-like) camera clips onto your clothes and will snap a photo of whatever is in front of you every 30 seconds.? It will load the photos to a online or cloud app.? Each photo will contain metadata for time captured and will even have GPS data as well.? The app ...

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Canvas Press at SGIA Trade Show
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 25, 2012

Last week a portion of our team went out to Las Vegas to attend the SGIA Trade Show.? What the heck does SGIA mean, you ask?? Specialty Graphic Imaging Association.? It is where to find all the latest technologies and newest ideas in printing.? Canvas Press goes every year to stay on top of the current technology and see if there is anything out there that is so cool that we absolutely must integrate it into ...

Remembering the Cars You've Loved main image
Remembering the Cars You've Loved
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 15, 2012

I love my car. ?Pure and simple. ?I love it because it has been a great car, it fits my personality, and people know I am coming when they see it. ?I drive a Yellow 2001 Nissan XTerra. ?I have over 200,000 miles of love on that car...It is the first car I bought on my own and I can remember the day that I got it. ?My Xterra has had many nicknames over the years from my ...

Photographers You Should Know…and Can Learn From: Richard Avedon main image
Photographers You Should Knowand Can Learn From: Richard Avedon
by Paul Cook | October 8, 2012

?If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up.? ? Richard Avedon Richard Avedon was a notable fashion photographer who was awarded titles such as ?the world?s most famous photographer? by the New York Times, ?world?s 10 finest photographers? by popular photography magazine and a national arts award for lifetime achievement. Richard Avedon was born into a Jewish-Russian family ...

3 Chances to Win Canvas Prints by Entering Our Spooky-Scapes Photo Contest main image
3 Chances to Win Canvas Prints by Entering Our Spooky-Scapes Photo Contest
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 5, 2012

It is October and the beginning of fall, and there are two things that October is known for...cooler weather and Halloween. ?So we decided to host a new photo contest and the theme is "Spooky-Scapes". ?I know, that is kind of a strange made up word. ?It basically means any photo that is a little...off. ?It could be a scary, eerie, or ghostly landscape or it could be your kids all dressed up in their Halloween costume. You ...

Congrats to Esther Lavonne! She Won the HGTV White Room Challenge main image
Congrats to Esther Lavonne! She Won the HGTV White Room Challenge
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 3, 2012

We just wanted to throw out a huge congratulations to one of our customers. ?Esther Lavonne was the latest winner of HGTV's White Room Challenge. ?The episode aired on Sept 28th. ?It is hosted by HGTV's David Bromstead. ?The show is based on a particular challenge that started from the HGTV Next Design Star show. ?The premise of the challenge is the designer is given a blank white room. ?3 walls and a few pieces of generic furniture is all ...

Who Took That? Real Customers Ideas for Creating Canvas Prints - Old Photos main image
Who Took That? Real Customers Ideas for Creating Canvas Prints - Old Photos
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 18, 2012

In this digital age where photos are stored on computers and on smart phones and in the cloud...doesn't it make you miss the days of turning in a roll of film and actually getting prints back. ?It is pretty crazy to think that those days weren't too long ago...like maybe 5,6,7 years ago. ?Now we rarely get prints made from our digital cameras and iPhones. ?Instead of having boxes and drawers full of photo envelopes, we ...

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National Geographic Traveler's Photo Contest Winners
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 27, 2012

National Geographic Traveler hosted a photo contest for much of this year and we are now able to see some of the amazing work by the chosen winners.? Many of the winning photos were taken in the far reaches of the globe and show off the life and customs of people from all over the world.? In true National Geographic photo standards, these images are not only beautiful to look at, but each and every one of them ...

Who Took That? Real Customer's Ideas for Turning Photos into Canvas Prints main image
Who Took That? Real Customer's Ideas for Turning Photos into Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 27, 2012

The Houlihan family is a relatively young family.? They have a daughter who is about 1 year old.? The Houlihans, like most young families wanted to capture the memories of this time by doing a family photo session and ordering several photos on canvas.? We want to show you one of these photos that says so much about their budding family.? There are some simple takeaways from this photo that you can apply to your next ...

Getty Images Purchased for $3.3 Billion main image
Getty Images Purchased for $3.3 Billion
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 15, 2012

American private equity firm Carlyle Group announced today that it has agreed to drop $3.3 billion to acquire Getty Images from private equity firm Hellman & Friedman. H&F purchased Getty Images just four years ago for $2.4 billion, so it seems that the stock photo company is doing decently well. The original asking price by H&F was reportedly $4 billion, but after private negotiations amongst other private equity firms, none of them were willing to ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #194

Rather than just dumping all the photos on your memory card into one folder, come up with an organized system that will easily allow you to access the important photos throughout the year with ease. Create a folder and name it starting with the year first then the month then date. This helps keep folders chronological in order. ie YY-MM-DD event. Here is an example: 12-11-26 Michael Bday


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