I’m a big fan of using personal images as art in the home, and over the years I’ve been purchasing more canvas prints to hang in our home. This summer, my husband and I traveled to the Pacific Northwest. We saw so many amazing places, and I took hundreds of photos. In going through my images, there were a few that really stood out as ones I would like to turn into canvas.
Thanks to CanvasChamp for collaborating on this post. While product was exchanged for this review, all opinions are my own.
With CanvasChamp, you can create canvas prints in any dimension you desire. On their home page, you can select from standard square or rectangle sizes (think 5×7, 8×8, 8×10 and 11×14 to name a few) and they have a place you can create your own size. I took a panoramic shot of Snoqualmie Falls and created a canvas that was 12 inches by 36 inches.
When we bought our home, we bought two canvas art pieces for our dining room. My husband described them this weekend as having been “neutral, large enough for the space and within our budget – which was cheap.” We bought those two pieces from a discount store for under $100 and they’ve served their purpose for the past 11 years. We were definitely ready for a change.
We actually don’t have anything this size in our house, so it’s been fun trying to figure out what other scenic images will be nice to hang with this image. I actually used an iPhone photo and can’t believe how well it turned out!
I shot several panoramic photos with my phone, and I think the key to taking a decent panoramic photo is a few things:
- Plant your feet in place. You only want to move your upper body.
- Don’t breathe out – it sounds weird, but just try to take a deep breathe in, and don’t let it out until you stop your image.
- Don’t rush the photo. As you’re turning your upper body to get the whole shot, you want to stay steady and don’t go too fast (or you’ll end up with some motion in your image.)
My image was wider than what I printed through CanvasChamp. There was a sign on the far right, and I simply moved my photo around in the design process, and cut that part out.
It took less than 15 minutes to upload and create my canvas. Right now, you can get custom canvas prints for up to 93% off at CanvasChamp.com! My canvas that was one foot by three feet was under $30 before shipping. That’s pretty unheard of, when it comes to custom art!
What type of photo are you considering turning into canvas?