Learn the basic steps to having your images printed as photo canvas.
When still not sure what gift to give a friend on his or her wedding day, birthday or anniversary, consider a photo canvas. Take a nice photo of your friend in secret, using your cell phone, computer or digital camera, and have it printed on canvas. You’d be delighted to see the expression on your friend’s face once he or she opens your gift and sees himself or herself on it.
Giving someone’s photo as a gift is a great idea, more so when done on canvas prints. Using canvas adds class to the photo, making your friend feel even more special. There’s no better way of saying, “You are important” than immortalizing that someone’s picture on canvas.
To produce the best-looking photos on canvas, begin with the camera you have on hand. It is imperative to use a digital camera since you have to upload the image on a computer. Anyway, it is a wonder if anyone not in the actual profession of photography still uses a traditional film camera today.
If you don’t own a digital camera, your cell phone or smart phone will do. Just make sure you take a shot on hi-resolution so that the image doesn’t get pixelated or grainy when blown up. When using a digital camera, set the ISO lower to avoid a grainy effect.
Next to having a digital camera, learn some skills in photography, even the basic ones, to make sure you can ably capture the most magical of moments. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to come up with a gorgeous shot. You just have to be quick and patient at the same time.
The beauty of digital photography is that you don’t need to worry about running out of film. Take as many shots as you can. It is not a bad thing if you make one good photo in 10 or 20 attempts.
The most basic technique in photography is to observe the rule of thirds. Look at your camera viewer or eyepiece and create imaginary grid lines dividing the frame into vertical and horizontal thirds. When taking a picture, place your subject on one of the third corners of your grid so that the subject is not dead center.
The most common notion is to place the subject at the center of the frame. That could work, too, but often a picture with the subject at the center looks very amateurish. Putting the subject on a third creates drama and tension.
Another basic photography technique is to move away from your most common point of view. Create a sense of novelty with your pictures by taking them looking down or looking up, instead of staying at eye level all the time. This is called the bird’s point of view and worm’s point of view.
Finally, after checking your digital camera and improving your photographic skills, choose the best printer for your shots. The regular computer printer could create amazing colors but only commercial printers can convert your shots to photo canvas. There are canvas websites that offer their printing services online and then mail to you your pictures already beautifully printed on canvas.