Family Portraits 10
It's that time of year again: people get the brilliant idea to send out a holiday card. Yes, there are some fantastically (annoyingly) photogenic families who know how to take Christmas family portraits that are just the right amount of festive, sweet, and endearing: but then there are those whose attempts are just plain wrong.
It's always a thrill to receive a personalised photo Christmas card from someone, yet it also seems like so much work. Yes, you could book a session with a professional photographer, but you don't need to spend hundreds when you can achieve the same effect with your own camera, props, and these clever Christmas photo ideas.
Christmas always makes us think about our families and the memories they create, which leads us naturally enough to ponder how we can effectively capture those memories. Keeping a record of your family through the decades is an important goal, but also an emotionally satisfying one. Children grow up and move away, siblings move on […]
Canvas photo prints are not only beautiful, they’re flexible: Affordable and easy, they give you the power to constantly adjust the look and feel of your home, and then to go back to classic and beloved looks even years after you’ve moved on. Few people take true advantage of the flexibility of the wall art […]
Your family is unique. Which is to say, everyone’s family is unique, which renders inexplicable why everyone approaches family portraits the same way - very seriously. Even when they’re smiling and in casual clothes, family portraits tend to feel tight and tortured because they’re overly posed and artificial. In other words, no one believes that you spend hours every day in a close huddle, smiling in delight just to be near each other - they’ve met you in real life.
There’s a lot of advice floating around the Internet regarding family portraits, ranging from don’t do it to hire a professional to all sorts of advice on costuming, lighting, and how to get the kids to behave long enough to get one or two decent shots that can be turned into photos on canvas that are good enough for your walls.
The family photo is a subject that comes up a lot when discussing photos on canvas for the simple reason that it’s one of the primary things people wish to decorate their homes with. Adding the texture and quality of canvas to that very important image simply makes sense.
One of the most popular uses for canvas printing has always been the family portrait. Photos of the whole family together or each individual, makes for instantly affecting and emotionally resonant wall art that not only captures your family at a moment in time, but celebrates your love and bond with everyone who enters your home.
There are hierarchies everywhere in life – good, better, best. In home decoration, there are simple print photos (good), then framed, larger photos (better), and finally photos on canvas (best). While you can always make a great photo into a stunning piece of wall art, transforming a photo into awesome canvas prints remains the cheapest, easiest route to ‘wow factor’ in any room.
You’re proud of your family, and they’re the most important thing in your life – so it’s natural that you not only want to capture them in photos that show their zany, creative, loving nature, but you want to take those family portraits and create gorgeous online canvas prints to hang on your walls with them.
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