A local art festival or other outdoor event where you can set up a small booth or section to display your art is a good way to get exposure if not make a lot of sales. You will find some who are willing to purchase when they visit, but most people won’t be looking to cart around a medium or large art print the rest of the day. Instead, take this as an opportunity to showcase your style, shake hands, and hand out business cards featuring your portfolio and website.
Arguably the most important element of a quality photograph is lighting. It allows the viewer to properly see the subject, it sets a mood, it reveals details and creates contrast, it casts shadows, and it brings life to what the viewfinder sees. We can’t see without light; and your photograph will be weak without quality lighting sources.
Macrophotography and Microphotography points the lens at tiny detailed subjects and opens our eyes to a small world that we can’t normally perceive. These terms are commonly interchangeable, and camera companies will use both macro and micro in their branding when talking about macro lenses. This style of photography includes such fascinating images as an insect’s iridescent, segmented eyes, perfectly-formed water droplets breaking surface tension, or the intricate veining on leaves and petals. All forms of close-up photography can be used to create stunning art prints, especially for those who love nature, as these subjects are curious, unique, and can have a bizarre beauty in their hidden organic designs. Shooting these images takes a bit of extra knowledge and equipment, and it’s well worth the investment to learn.
There’s a big difference in quality between a professionally-shot portrait photo and one casually snapped with a cellphone. Capturing beautiful images of people goes beyond the right preset mode and steady hands. It’s important to get a high-quality shot of loved ones that evokes their personality and essence. Below are a few tips about how to optimize your camera settings, shooting environment, and subjects to produce a stunning finished portrait.
Printed artwork doesn’t commonly come with care instructions. It might be assumed that art can’t be cleaned, for example. Different mediums have specific ways they should be handled and cared for, and it’s important to know how to protect your prints and increase their longevity.
It’s easy enough for most people to rely on the default settings of our phone’s camera to take every day shots of our friends, a garden in the park, or a cute selfie. But learning some basic terms and tips for shooting can take one’s basic shots and dramatically improve their quality with relative ease. The quality of photos that can be produced after learning some beginner’s skills, plus the resolution and clarity capabilities of recent phones and digital cameras, can also make for excellent prints.
Beautiful landscape prints are a stunning highlight for any home. They capture feelings of serenity, connection to nature, and the beauty of a pure moment. Composing a complex and captivating shot takes planning beyond visiting a favourite spot and taking a few pictures. Let’s review some suggestions to help produce landscape photography and high quality prints that are worthy of nature.
The material onto which a work of art or photograph is printed will often dictate which final display options look best, such as backing, a traditional frame, borderless, or a stretched canvas. Your desired overall impression could be traditional, classic, contemporary, or even an experimental look. Not every image looks right with a frame, while others can benefit from sleek, strategic dividing lines that create separation from the surface against which it hangs.
Digital technology makes is easier for photographers at all levels to create black & white images that make for stunning works of art, especially when printed onto high quality materials. At one time, colour photography wasn’t available to us, so the tone of black & white feels classic and romantic, but new techniques allow for a modern take. Success depends upon training the artist’s eye behind the camera, trial and error, and considering a few of these tips to capture your masterpiece.
It may seem easier and less expensive to try and produce all products and services associated with your business in-house. This is a common mistake that leads to expending many resources, like valuable time and money, into research, development, marketing, and manufacturing, while you should be focused on the primary service your business provides.
The wide selection of digital art and painting software available at multiple price points makes it easy for anyone to get into this modern art style. With a selection of unique and often customizable sets of brushes, effects, and settings, artists can achieve just about any desired look.
Metal Printing is a popular, new art reproduction and printing technique that results in brilliant and deep colours with either a glossy or matte finish. Prints are lightweight, versatile for display, clean and frameless, with luminous high definition details that look pristine for decades.
The finish for your photos can play an important role in the impression they leave on the viewer. That’s why it’s so important to learn about your photo finishing options and on the unique values that each type of finish can bring to your work. To help guide you in selecting the ideal finish for the photos within your portfolio, we’re offering our tips within this latest post.
Gallery exhibitions offer you the opportunity to present your art to a wider audience. They bring you closer to art-lovers in your community and present you with further commercial opportunities. But setting up your first gallery exhibition is not always as simple. In this latest post, we’ll offer a quick guide to help you coordinate your exhibition and ensure you have all the elements in place for success.
You may have heard the term “giclee” used when referring to a picture. Giclee canvas prints actually refer to a specific type of inkjet printing that is far superior to traditional printing. Graphic designers and professional print shops are well-versed in giclee printing because it is done to create a long-lasting product with a higher quality. If you’re not familiar with giclee canvas prints and why they’re thought of as a first-rate choice to other printing options, we’ll explore why below.
When it comes to your photos, everything lies in the details. However, it can be hard to capture the smallest details with your camera. In order to enhance the detail in your photo try these six tips. Everything from canvas photo printing to horizon straightening will leave you with gorgeous photos with details so sharp, you’d think you were right there.
With the advent of digital photography and digital cameras, taking great, high quality photos has become easier than ever. With the click of a button you now have professional grade photos at your disposal that you don't even have to take to a developer to turn out. Print shops, too, have made photography into something special. With canvas printing, you can now get your photos turned into beautiful works of art simply by sending them from your computer. If you are interested in finding out just how special a canvas print can be, below are five advantages of printing on canvas.
One question that print professionals seem to be getting more than any other these days is what is better: acrylic or canvas printing? There is simply no easy answer to that question. They both have advantages and disadvantages, depending on their use, and what you are hoping to get out of the print. If you are weighing your options and would like to make the best decision possible, consider the information about acrylic and canvas printing found in this post.
Acrylic prints are fast becoming one of the most popular printing options for photos and other images. They bring out colour and depth that many other prints don't, and look great in homes and offices. There are, however, some cleaning and care considerations that are important to keep in mind as acrylic prints come with some unique cleaning and care requirements. If you have an acrylic print and are wondering what the best way to keep it looking brand new is, below are some tips and suggestions.
Professional print shops can print almost anything on a wide variety of surfaces these days, including metal, glass, wood, and a wide range of different papers and canvases. Many people have experimented with these materials, but what are still largely unknown, and waiting to be discovered, are the benefits and beauty of acrylic printing. If you are curious about what acrylic printing actually is, or are considering a material for your next print job, below are five unknown benefits of acrylic to keep in mind.
When it comes down to it, there is a lot more to running and growing a successful photography business than simply taking amazing photos. You need to constantly be reaching out to clients, marketing yourself, making new contacts and staying on the cutting edge of the industry. If you have started your own photography business and are looking for ways to grow it, below are some tips that might help you make the right decisions.
When choosing a print size for your room, there are several things to consider. Whether you’re displaying your own artwork, or that of another artist, it's important to know which size will best display the piece without competing with furniture or fixtures in the room. The below tips will help you to make the right decision before purchasing or printing your next piece of art:
Metal print brings photographs to life in ways that other prints just can't, it's as simple as that. The high gloss of photo metal prints really brings out the rich, warm colours of a photograph and produces truly astonishing results that capture reality in a way that is difficult to overstate. If you have recently purchased a metal print and would like to know how to care for and get the absolute most out of it, below are some tips to help you maintain your metal print.
Choosing the highest quality camera and equipment, planning a shoot and finding the best way to capture an image are what make photography special. However, these efforts shouldn’t go to waste in the printing process. With so many photo paper options available, you’re sure to find the finished result you’re looking for that does your artwork justice. Whether you’re looking for matte, gloss, metallic or satin finish, high durability or bright colours, there are some tips to keep in mind to choose the best option for your art.
Your canvas print is an investment – and you wouldn’t want to let preventable problems like dust build-up or direct sunlight cause it to wear or degrade over time. Canvas prints are a great way to display your high-end photos and artwork, and with proper care and maintenance, your print can last a significant amount of time. Where you hang your print, where you store it and how you clean it are all important factors of caring for your canvas print. Keeping your print indoors is the first step, however there are some other tips to keep in mind.
Starting a photography business can be difficult. Building a name for yourself in your community and growing your client base is a tedious task if you’re just starting out or have just moved locations. However, there are a few simple ways you can attract new clients: