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  • How to Take the Perfect Back-to-School Snap

    It’s almost time for the little ones to go back to school, which means it’s also nearly time for our Facebook and Instagram feeds to be filled with the obligatory ‘first day of school’ shot.

    With new backpacks, school shoes and haircuts to show off, there’s no wonder we want to share a picture of the big day with our friends! It’s very important that you take the perfect shot; this picture will be saved in the photo album for many years to come! That’s why we’ve gathered some top tips for you…



    1. Get the family involved

    If you’ve got more than one child heading back to school this September, try and get the siblings together for a picture. That way you’ll be able to look back at them together and compare how much they have both grown. It will also give you a fantastic picture to get printed on a canvas and displayed in the home.

    1. Get the right framing

    It might sound more technical than is needed for a quick picture taken on your phone, but the framing of the image is very important. You want to ensure that there is space above your child’s head in the image, and round the edges too. Not only does this put your child in the centre of the image, it also means that if you do choose to frame your picture, the photo isn’t cropped. When taking the shot, make sure there is a gap the width of your two fingers all the way around the screen in order to achieve this.

    1. Cover the logo

    Often on the first day back we see people covering the logos of school uniforms. Although you might think this is something only celebrity parent’s need to do, there’s a strong chance you have followers or friends on Facebook that you don’t know as well as you think. Protecting your child’s privacy and keeping them safe by covering the logo of their uniform can be quite important. You can do this by strategically getting your child to pose so it’s covered, or by adding an emoji over the top via a photo editor before you share it online.

    1. Make sure it’s good quality

    There’s nothing worse than a blurry, grainy image, especially on such a special occasion. This image is one you’ll treasure forever so you want it to be a good one, especially if you’re thinking of having the picture printed onto a canvas too. Good lighting, a nice background and a good camera are your key elements here. Our best advice is to take a burst of images, so you have multiple to choose from. It can be a nightmare to get children to stand still for too long, so this is the perfect solution!

    Why not have your child’s first day of school picture printed onto a canvas so you can display it in your home for all your guests to see? Get in touch with us today for bespoke canvases.

  • Our Favourite Wedding Gift Canvases



    Wedding season is in full swing and there’s no better way of reminiscing on such a special occasion than by displaying a canvas in your home. Whether you’re looking for an ideal gift or you are the bride or groom yourself and want a special way to showcase your favourite photo from the big day, here’s our favourite wedding canvases.



    First Dance Song Lyrics and Wedding Photo Canvas 

    Our bestselling wedding canvas is this beautiful design which features the happy couple’s first dance song lyrics and a photo from the day. Not only will this canvas be a treasured memory of the pair’s first moments as husband and wife, but it is also elegant and looks amazing on the walls of any home.

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    The Wedding Couple Canvas Print

    This canvas is the perfect gift to take to the wedding, as you don’t need to wait for the photography from the day and it can be made in advance. With the couple’s new marital name, the location of the wedding and the date too, you’re definitely onto a winner with this gorgeous gift. You can even choose the colour you desire from our huge range.

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    Mr & Mrs New Surname & Wedding Date Frame

    If you’re looking for something similar to the above, but a bit more simple then try this framed print as an elegant gift the newly-weds. Designed in a funky font with a simple heart to finish, this print will look great in any home and can be customised with any background colour you desire.

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    Wedding Board Signing Canvas Print

    If you’d like to gift the happy couple something that they can treasure forever that holds many memories, why not gift them this message board canvas? This is perfect if you’re a bridesmaid looking for a gift to give ahead of the big day. Not only will the present come from you, but it can be personalised by all the other guests too and be a happy reminder of the wedding day.

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    We have a whole section on our website dedicated to wedding canvases which you can check out here. However, if you’re looking for something completely bespoke as a wedding gift then we can help. Just get in touch with us today and we’ll see what we can do for you.

  • How To Use Summer In Your Photography

    Summer brings with it longer days, clear skies, and lots of wildlife. What better time to head out and try your hand at photography? At Posh Canvas we love summer photography. Here are a few handy tips for making the most out of the summer season.

    1. Location

    Take advantage of the great outdoors, and explore some of the many stunning locations across the UK, from picturesque small villages, and beautiful woodlands to the classic British seaside. If you are finding taking pictures of your back garden a little monotonous then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

    2. Wildlife

    Creatures, great and small flourish in the summer months. Why not experiment with some different lenses, capturing some stunning images of plants and animals. The U.K. has a great selection of National Parks offering unique and varied insights into wildlife and nature. Perfect when capturing seasonal wildlife.

    3. Colour

    With summer also comes life. Plant are in full bloom bringing colour and definition to the landscape. Why not get that macro lens out and try some close up shots?

    Sunshine brings with it happy people. They fill our local parks and attractions full of activity and colour. A great opportunity for some reportage photography.

    Take advantage of all of this wonderful life and colour and bring some vibrancy to the subject of your photographs.

    4. Travel Light and Stay Spontaneous 

    We understand it can be difficult leaving all of your photography kit at home, but the warm summer months are not the time to be lugging heavy equipment around the country. Take advantage of the energy that is in the air and stay spontaneous with your pictures. Carry only the bare minimum and use the natural light that is gifted to capture the energy of the moment in your photographs.

    5. Capture Moments 

    Photography is all about telling a story; it’s true to say  a picture is worth a thousand words. Those summer holiday memories are encapsulated in photographs so try to keep your subjects grounded and personal.

    Once you have taken the perfect summer snapshot why not have it printed on a canvas? Bring a truly unique piece of art either to yours or a loved one’s home by getting in touch with us today!

  • How to Get the Best Out of the Photos on Your Phone

    We live in an age of pictures, and most of us will take pictures on our phones almost every single day. Is it any wonder then that our phones have the power to create professional-level photos at the touch of a button? Using your phone to edit photos has never been easier, and so we’ve got some of our best top tips to help you.

    1. Start off Right

    Even though this list is focusing on after the photos have been taken, editing your photos is a lot easier when you have a good foundation. Take a look at our guide to taking the best photos on your phone here, before you start to shoot.

    1. Have a good editing app

    Apps are the key to editing your photos successfully and there are thousands of them available to download. If you’re wondering which the best ones for you are then here’s our top three:

    Adobe Photoshop Express -If we are looking at the picks for the best photo editing apps for your phone then we can’t go wrong with the masters of photo editing, and it’s free! Adobe have released streamlined, easy-to-use versions of their software for phones which allow you to do all the photo edits you’ll need, like fixing red eye, blemishes, and working with professional filters, all with a few taps of your finger. This free app is sure to dazzle!

    Adobe Lightroom CC -Lightroom is truly the Ying to Photoshop’s Yang. The two apps complement each other to create the perfect mobile editing experience. Lightroom allows you to experiment freely with colour, exposure, and tone to get the right feeling for the picture that you took. Like with Photoshop Express, all of this is made accessible with a user-friendly layout and a very appealing free version of the app.

    1. Showcase your pictures

    Even the best pictures can only look so good on a small phone screen. Giving your photos a physical space in the world can really highlight the importance of them, whether it is a stunning landscape, or a treasured memory.

    One of the best options for showcasing pictures is a canvas. Simply upload your photos to our bespoke canvases and your high-quality print will showcase your photography skills to the world! Get in touch today to find out more.

  • Glam House Decorating Tips

    Having a home with glam décor is the essence of luxury. Even the smallest of glimmering details can make your house feel fit for a queen and so we’ve gathered some of our best tips to inspire you when glamming up your home.





    1. Go with a neutral base

    The bases of your home are the large pieces in the space, like your sofa, cabinet, bed or rug. Choosing to have these pieces in neutral colours makes your home feel grander and more spacious and also allows for any other colours you do have in your home to pop. Neutral furniture is also commonly cheaper than others as there’s more abundance of it.

    1. Add mirrors

    Adding mirrors to your home not only adds a touch of class and glamour to your home, but it also makes the interior look much more spacious. You don’t just have to stop at mirrors on the walls though, why not add a mirrored cabinet or coffee table to your home? This will add depth and act as a stunning centre piece of a room.

    1. Drape faux fur throws

    Nothing adds class like a faux fur throw does! Simply drape giant throws over sofas, chairs and beds for instant definition to a room. You can grab yourself inexpensive faux furs in many high street shops, yet they will still look expensive and glamorous when positioned right in your home.

    1. Add metallic accents

    Any decorative accents in your home like cushions, throws as we mentioned above, or rugs should be metallic in colour. This is because white, bright, silver tones will highlight the room, especially with the mirrored furniture. You should always take consideration into your décor as well as your furniture when reinventing the look of your home.

    1. Display art

    As well as mirrors on your wall, you should also display different pieces of art, as these can really add a touch of colour and sparkle to your walls. Cursive font quotes always look great on the walls too as they match the vibe of the room too. You can even find them in metallic colours to match your furnishings!

    We have a whole range of quote canvases which look perfect in any glam home. You can also choose the colours you want so they’ll match your interior perfectly. Click here to see our full range or get in touch today to create your very own bespoke canvas.

  • Say I Love You With a Personalised Mother's Day Gift

    The annual celebration of Mother’s Day allows us to appreciate those all-important women in our lives and show them just how much we love them. This year, Mothering Sunday falls on 31st March and with that date only just around the corner, we’ve gathered a list of our best canvases that you can gift to the lady in your life. There’s no other way to say just how much you love your mum than with a beautiful bespoke canvas.




    A Quirky Gift

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    This canvas print not only adds a more sophisticated monochrome addition to the interior of your home, but it’s quirky definition of the term mother makes for a much more fun style gift for those mum’s who don’t take themselves too seriously.

    A Gift From Dad

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    If you’re purchasing a gift on behalf of your little one, then we recommend this beautiful cartoon style print which can be personalised with your child’s name! Canvases like this can be a really touching gift, especially for new mothers.

    A Gift from all the Family

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    If your Mother’s Day gift is on behalf of you and your siblings, then why not purchase this personalised family canvas? Not only will it include all the names of your family but also the most important dates, making it completely bespoke to your mum. This canvas will perfectly compliment any modern or tradition home with its modern typographic style.

    A Gift Tailored for Mum

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    Gifts that are completely tailored to the recipient can be the most special as nobody else will have one like it, just like this ‘Mummy Loves’. All you have to do is think about all the things your mum loves most like her closest family, the places she likes to visit or even the food she enjoys eating! You can even request the colours of your choice too, making this canvas the perfect gift.

    A Gift for your Best Friend

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    Mum’s really can be the best friend that you can have, so celebrate that with this simple but beautiful canvas that celebrates the strong friendship the two of you have. A quoted canvas like this can show your mum just how much you love her in just a few short words.

    We are here to help you create the perfect gift this Mother’s Day so whether you’re after a photo canvas or a quote canvas, get in touch with us today.

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