How to Choose The Perfect Photo to Print On Your Canvas

With so many memories to choose from, how will you pick the perfect photo to print on your photo canvas?

Who is it for?

If this is a photograph which only you will see, the possibilities are endless. On the other hand, if this is a birthday present for your mother or your partner, the possibilities are somewhat lessened. Think about who is going to see the canvas, and what you want them to get out of it. Pets, plants and wildlife are always popular, no matter who receives the photo, but a shot you took of a gorilla on your gap year will mean more to you than anyone else. If you’re going for a more personal touch, a picture of a smiling family member in their childhood years is almost guaranteed to elicit a smile.

Where is it going?

If you are printing a photo to canvas with the express desire to put it on the wall of your house, there are a few things to consider. Which room are you going to hang it in? If you’re hanging it in a room with a lot of natural light, perhaps a picture with a good black-white contrast will be best, as the shadows and highlights are really exposed. If you’re hanging it on a particularly colourful wall, a deep red or a bright yellow, there are certain colours which will clash, forcing people to look away from your work. If you’re hanging your canvas on a white-washed wall, perhaps go for something bold and colourful and make your canvas really pop.

Another thing to think about here is how much space do you have to hang the photo? If you’re limited on space, perhaps a beach panorama isn’t the best piece to print today. Instead, why not try a more abstract photo or a portrait shot from a recent city break?

Where did it come from?

We’re not talking geotags here – did you take the photo on your 2 megapixel camera back in 2001, or did you take it on an entry-level camera, say a Nikon d5000 dSLR with a telephoto lens? In an ideal world, all of our photographs would be tack sharp. Unfortunately, this is not the case and the bigger your photographs are viewed at, the more obvious any blurs or out-of-focus areas become. If you’re torn between two similar photographs, open them up on your computer and zoom in on your focal points and see which one falls out of focus first. You can still pick the more blurry photograph – if your heart is already set, simply go for a smaller canvas.

With these considerations in mind, choosing the perfect photo to print becomes a lot easier. At its simplest, keep your audience or recipient in mind to pick the theme, and then whittle the choices down based on where you want the photo to go. Once you’ve made your choice, head on over to our site and start printing your very own professional-looking photo canvas today. Our prints come coated with an award-winning satin varnish which is specially accredited by the Fine Arts Guild for its resistance to scuffs and damage, its UV protection and even colour-enhancing ability. If you have any questions about how to go about the process, or if you’re still torn between two photographs and want a bit of friendly advice, contact a member of our team today.