Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Turn Your Photography Into Art With Easy Canvas Prints

I was so tickled when Brendan from Easy Canvas Prints contacted me to see if I would be interested in writing a product review in exchange for a free canvas made up from one of my images.   All I had to do was pick a photograph that I would like to see printed up on canvas. It was surprising to me just how hard it was to decide, but here was my first choice -- a  winter scene overlooking the golf course right here in Sorrento. To me it felt like something that would translate well on canvas.




Unbeknownst to me, the resolution on the image was far too low for the size print I had chosen, but their Art Department caught it and contacted me right away to let me know.  I was so glad for this important checkpoint in their process!  However, that meant I needed to select another image.   I finally settled on one I had taken while we were out hiking one of our favorite trails in Acadia National Park -- the trail around Jordan Pond. 





Since I already had a frame in mind for my print, I chose the standard 3/4" thick canvas, but a really cool option is to have the image wrapped around a thicker 1-1/2" canvas which I think would look very artful.   I was delighted to discover that Easy Canvas Prints had an option to choose a custom size canvas too, as the size of my frame was not standard. The whole ordering process was so simple and everything is confirmed with you via email right away. I like that. They even notified me when my canvas was being shipped out, including an estimated delivery date along with tracking information, and I noted it came right on time in a  very sturdy and carefully wrapped package.  So here it is all framed and propped up on the ledge of our mantle ready to enjoy. 




What a kick to see one of my photographs on canvas!  It actually reminds me of a painting all framed up like that.  I love it.  Thanks Brendan, this is such a cool product and I would definitely recommend Easy Canvas Prints for their quality product and professional service. 



The image on the print is so sharp and clear, why it seems to have even caught the attention of some local wildlife too!



I've included a link to Easy Canvas Prints over on my sidebar so you can check them out too. So do you have a favorite image that you would like to see captured on canvas? I tell you, the hardest part for me was to choose my image, but the rest of the process was a breeze!

17 comments:

Privet and Holly said...

You are SO
right, the
hardest thing
is deciding
WHAT you want
to capture on
canvas : ) It's
on my to-do list,
especially coming
off a lovely summer
full of images I
snapped and love.
Easy Canvas sounds
great to work with!
xx Suzanne

Snappy Di said...

It's a difficult decision, choosing one, when the computer holds a bazillion choices. YOU chose well!!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Lili,

The photo DOES look like a painting...perfect displayed up there.

Funny, I had decided to do one of Jeff's photos for his upcoming birthday, but I didn't know where to go or what to do. This helps.

thanks so much for this dear,

S

Kelly said...

How cool is that? I love your print. I do wish the first one could have been used. The snow and trees with the water behind is amazing.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Awesome that you got to try this product!!

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

That's just amazing!!! I'd love to do some of my photos that way too.

Linda said...

Just Beauty full!!
I love the winter scene as well.
What a fun project...pick and choose!
Thanks for sharing!

missing moments said...

So gorgeous! I have to pic 4 pics for my hubby for his office ... very difficult!

jojo said...

you chose well Lili...it is beautiful!

Jim Degerstrom said...

That is awesome, Lili. After a test run with a 15x24 custom crop of a father/son photo taken at China Lake the price was less than $100 (and free freight).

hometown girl said...

i love your photograph! it does look like artwork! my friend sent me a canvas of the kids and it's just beautiful! hope you are well!! xo suz
ps. i sent out your magazine yesterday!

Crown of Beauty said...

Lili, I am a fairly new reader of your blog, but one of the things that really caught my attention while I was browsing through your previous posts was the photography. Beautiful, and personal. Some photographs are beautiful, yes... but too impersonal for me. Maybe too clean, too antiseptic... too perfect.

But your photographs are simple day to day things, like peas on your kitchen, fried zucchinis, a bottle of wine...

I am sure that seeing your photograph on canvas with the frame that goes so well with it will warm your heart during the cold winter days ahead!

I also always meant to tell you that you could make prints of your photos and turn them into classy all- occasion cards. A set of six, with matching envelops, tied together with a ribbon, would be just perfect for a gift, or even a lovely product to sell...

The winter scene was just as lovely, Lili.

Love
Lidia

Debi@7Gates said...

I've seen this advertised, so thanks for telling us how it works. You picked a beautiful picture. It looks nice where you have it. I would have so much trouble deciding what photo to use

Country Girl said...

I've used them too and their pricing is pretty good. Quality seems good, as well. Nice choice for the frame. Looks good in a frame!

jennyfreckles said...

It looks great - how proud you must be. I often think I should print and frame some of my photos but I can never decide which ones. Now someone has asked me to do an exhibition next year - so I will have to choose some!

vicki said...

Oh Lili- I'm so glad you chose that photo- it is the perfect choice for the canvas- it's gorgeous. I love the idea of this and I agree with you- the hardest part would be choosing which picture. Yours is totally fabulous!
Vicki

Elenka said...

All I can say is wow!