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  • Our Top Tips for Creating a Gallery Wall

    A gallery wall can be a work of art in a home if it is assembled correctly. Not only does it add depth, but it also makes the interior of your home look much more interesting as it showcases your personality. A gallery wall can be as creative as you like, so long as you put in an appropriate amount of thought and effort. That’s why we’ve gathered a step by step guide to help you:

    1. Find the right wall

    If you’re looking to create a gallery wall, then you need to find a huge empty wall within your home. We think they look especially great when near to a fire place, above a bed or sofa or even in a child’s bedroom or nursery. They are perfect for a house of any size as you can choose how big you want to scale your art.

    1. Choose your photos

    When it comes to choosing the correct photos, you need to make sure you have a theme in mind for the wall as a whole. Some people prefer to have their wall quite uniform with a clear colour scheme throughout whereas other like the creativity of having their prints with a more diverse theme. You’ll also need to have a rough idea of how many prints you want too.

    1. Plan it first

    The worst thing you can do is go straight to the wall once you’ve received your prints, as if you place it in the wrong position or it doesn’t look quite right, you’ll be left with lots of little holes in the walls. Use the floor space to plan where your images are going to go and in what order, almost like a jigsaw puzzle!

    1. Be daring

    Don’t think that you have to follow strict guidelines or rules when it comes to your gallery wall, as we mentioned above it’s your chance to be creative and fill the space how you like. Don’t assume that central is best, because it’s a gallery and the prints are all positioned differently, it may look better to have them further to one side.

    1. Keep it going!

    Once you have all your prints done and hung, don’t limit yourself by stopping there. The best part about a gallery wall is that if you’ve got the wall space, your gallery will just keep growing and growing as you want it. You can switch up the prints you have on there or the frames too. There’re no limitations.

    If you’re thinking of incorporating a gallery wall into your home, then here at Posh Canvas we offer bespoke canvases, tailored to you. Whether it be a quote or a photo, we have what you need so get in touch today.

  • Sensational Seasonal Snaps

    In winter, you can really capture some beautiful photography shots, but only if you know how to use the season to your full advantage. When it comes to braving the winter weather outside, you need to be prepared. That’s why we’ve gathered some of our best tips to help you make the most of the colder weather.

    Dress for the occasion

    If you’re going outside and taking pictures during the winter, you’re going to want to be dressed appropriately. Ensure you have warm boots and a good pair of gloves that won’t prevent your fingers from hitting that camera button! We may be far from summer weather, but another top tip is to take a pair of sunglasses as even though it is winter, the sun can still be incredibly bright!

    Keep your camera cool

    Wrapping your camera up inside your coat may seem like a safety measure, but it certainly isn’t. When you use your camera in the cool weather after it has been held in a warm place, the lens will instantly fog up and create potentially damaging condensation. Aside from damaging your camera, you also don’t want a prime shot being missed because a layer of fog on the lens!

    Keep your batteries warm

    Now it may sound silly to have your camera cold and your batteries warm, but batteries actually drain faster in cooler temperatures. To help solve this problem, we suggest putting a set of spare batteries into your coat pocket where they will keep warm from your body heat.

    Don’t delete

    Although it can be tempting to delete images when you’re stood in the field and your memory has reached full capacity, you should always wait until you’ve gotten home to delete them. Images may look bad whilst you’re looking on your camera screen but once they’ve been enlarged and looked at properly, you’ll realise you have some great shots or part of an image can be cropped. Simply take along some extra memory cards if you’re running out of storage space.

    Once you’ve captured that stunning shot, don’t forget to get it printed onto a canvas to display in your home. Not only will it make for a great seasonal addition to your walls, but it will also mean that you can show off your talents. Click here to order your canvas today.

  • Making Magical Memories

    Christmas is the most magical time of the year not just for children, but everybody as we grow older and realise the true meaning of Christmas. One thing that is especially important during this festive season is making everlasting memories and photographing them too.

    Include family and friends

    Some of the best memories are created when you have everybody you love around you, so be sure to spend as much time with family and friends as you can during this festive season. Simple things like going for wintery walks with grandparents or visiting Christmas markets with friends can bring lots of fun and quality time with the people dearest to you.

    Sit back and relax

    This special season only comes around once a year, so make the most of it. Although you should have lots of fun filled events planned, remember to leave spare time to relax, sit back and appreciate what you have around you. It is only then, that you will be able to enjoy the moment much more without having to worry about the big to-do list and manic moments.

    Enjoy Christmas traditions

    Each family has their own traditions at this time of year, and it’s important that these are continued where possible. They don’t have to be grand, they could be little traditions like Christmas Eve pyjamas, putting up Christmas lights or baking together. It’s these that are the most memorable as your family grows together.

    Have your camera ready

    Taking photos during this season is incredibly important in order to remember those special moments in years to come. It’s also great fun if you photograph one of the above traditions each year, as you can see how times have changed when you look back. Being with family so much during this season means you have the perfect opportunity to capture some gorgeous family shots.

    However you choose to make memories this season, make sure you have lots of photos to show this. We have a wide range of gorgeous Christmas canvases available, or alternatively you could upload one of your photos and have it displayed in your home. Get in touch with us today for our bespoke services.

  • Black Friday 2018

    It’s a buyer’s favourite day of the year… it’s Black Friday! As the countdown to Christmas begins, everybody all over the world is planning to get their gifts at a bargain price. It would only be fair for us to offer the same so, there is 20% off all products on our website for the whole weekend!

    Personalised canvases make a great gift for someone you love, so why not create one this weekend?  There is something for everybody on our website whether it be wedding canvases, song lyrics or just a plain photo print. To make things even easier, we have collected what we think are the best gifts for Christmas and popped them here.

    Still not sure what to get? Take a look at our range of personalised canvases, now at an even better price!

  • 4 Reasons Why Personalised Gifts Are the BEST Gifts

    World Kindness Day is a day to celebrate and promote kindness in all its forms. One of our favourite ways to be kind to others is through the giving of gifts. And an even kinder gift is a personalised one. Personalisation works for everyone for exactly that reason; it is catered towards that one individual.

    It’s the thought that counts

    If a gift is personalised, it has obviously had a lot of thought and care gone into it and that certainly shows. We love this scrabble canvas as it allows you to really think about all the important things in your loved one’s life.

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    Scrabble Words Canvas

    They are treasured forever

    Some gifts are easily forgotten about and discarded of if they don’t have a true special meaning behind them. Personalised gifts tend to tell a story and people therefore feel a nostalgia for that special time or event. A gift for newlyweds is perfect for that reason and we have some perfect wedding canvases ready and waiting to be personalised. They can feature the happy couple’s first dance song, or even just the date of their happy day.

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    Wedding lyrics print 

    They suit every occasion

    Whether it be a wedding, a birthday or even next month’s big festive event, a customised gift will suit them all. Christening canvases are really popular as they mark a beautiful occasion with an equally beautiful piece of artwork that can be displayed and treasured in any child’s bedroom.

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    Baby girl canvas 

    They’re one of a kind

    Personalised gifts easily avoid the dread of buying somebody an identical present to one they have already received. With your gift you know that it is truly unique and that makes it even more special. This Christmas why not treat that special someone? Canvases like this one below not only provide a great decoration for the home, but also have a little personalised touch!

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    Family tandem canvas

    With Christmas approaching, why not use World Kindness Day to personalise a gift for somebody special in your life? Even the simplest of gifts can be turned into a masterpiece with a little personalised touch added to it. We specialise in bespoke canvases, so get in touch  with us today!

  • Remember, Remember, The 5th November

    The 5th November wouldn’t be the same without the boom of fireworks and year on year, people are keen to share their firework photography on Instagram. It isn’t always easy to perfectly capture those spectacular bursts of colour so, we’ve collected five top tips for taking pictures this Bonfire Night.

    Get the best view

    You will certainly want an unobstructed view if you’re heading to a public bonfire this year. Locate yourself high up on a rooftop or hill that gives you the best view point with no trees or cables standing in your way. Or alternatively, you may want to include particular obstructions, like famous landmarks, to your shot in order to frame it better. Water can also enhance your photography massively as the colours of the activity in the sky will reflect in the water.

    Avoid the breeze

    With fire, comes smoke and this is something that will certainly affect your photography if you haven’t already taken it into account. Depending on the weather conditions, huge amounts of smoke will move with the wind, and this may affect your vision. Try to stand away from the launch point of the firework in order to avoid capturing clouds of smoke which, if you get your photos printed, can ruin the result.

    Experiment

    Shutter speed is essential when it comes to capturing the burst of a firework. Your eyes may see everything happen very quickly, but your camera won’t be able to take in the whole shot if the shutter speed is less than a second. You need to change the shutter speed to between one and fifteen seconds so experiment in order to understand the correct settings needed.

    Use Burst Mode

    If you have a burst mode on your phone or camera then use it to your advantage on bonfire night. Hold down the button for the duration of the firework and you will have captured multiple photos in one shot which you can then choose the best from. Why not get the best photo printed onto a canvas and placed in your home for a pop of colour on the walls? 

    Get creative

    This time of year is perfect for getting creative with your photography as the nights are dark but the colours and shadows created with fireworks are truly magical. One simple and easy trick for adding a personal touch, is to use sparklers to write your name in the air. Again, experiment with shutter speed to capture the light’s path.

    Bonfire night is the perfect night to capture beautiful memories with family, with equally beautiful photography. Fireworks provide a rainbow of colours in a dark sky which is hard to achieve at any other point of the year so remember, remember, this 5th November to display your photos in a gorgeous canvas by us.

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