Canvas vs Print

While there may be benefits to printing canvas or framing a piece of fine art, it all depends on personal tastes and preferences, budget, interior design, and needs of the end user.




• Does not exhibit any glare or reflections.

• Largest image size for a given wall space (no mats or borders)

• Weighs much less that framed prints.

• Canvas prints provide a frameless presentation which creates a window into the scene.

• Lack of frame blends well into any style decor in home or office.

• Creates the feel of a Statement Piece.

• Adds texture to a plain wall.

• Ready to hang, no added cost of matte and frame (keeps cost low).



• Photograph can not be changed (permanent).

• Canvas is a textured medium, depends on personal taste.


• Traditional look and appeal.

• Matte and frame selection to match room decor.

• Paper prints exhibit more detail than canvas.

• Print can be changed over time.


• Glare and reflections from light.

• More delicate to moisture.

• Larger sizes are heavy and expensive.

• Not ready to hang, must choose mat and frame, adds to cost.


When you’re ready to hang your wall art, make sure you consider the pros and cons.

Favourite Apps [part two]

Want to add your own logo to your iPhone photos? There’s an App for that. Here it is:

It’s called Watermark and it’s $1.39 [CAD]

Here’s a quick walk through- first, you must have your logo saved to your photos in your phone.

I simply uploaded mine to Dropbox on my Mac. My logo was saved as a .png file. It has a transparent background to keep it simple and clean.

Here you can crop your image.

This is where you upload your logo.

Adjust your logo size.

Select colour.

Save and done!

Ready to post. 



Look Ma, no hands!

Since the evolution of the third arm is slow coming (how awesome would it be though, seriously!), I thought I would find out how some of my favourite instagrammers achieve this type of perspective without taping their iPhones to their foreheads… although I must admit, I might just give that a try one day, haha! Continue reading Look Ma, no hands!

So… you’re doing a 365?

Let me share with you my impressions of a 365 project so far.

Let’s face it, as I write this post, I realize that it’s only the beginning of May, so I’m not technically even half way there, and by NO means an expert on this subject, hence I’m sharing my experience and maybe you’ll find yourself nodding your head in agreement with this crazy little journey. Continue reading So… you’re doing a 365?

Zooms, Primes and Wide Angles oh my!

Oh boy, the choices out there on the market for lenses. It’s quite overwhelming really. While I will admit that I own a few myself, I must say that I researched the heck out of them before taking the financial plunge. Continue reading Zooms, Primes and Wide Angles oh my!


Understanding the basics of the exposure triangle-

There are 3 elements involved in exposure (hence, triangle)

• Aperture (the amount of light that passes through the lens)

• Shutter Speed (the amount of time the shutter is open to allow in light)

• ISO (the film or sensors sensitivity to light.)

When you change one element of exposure, you alter the other two elements. This image will give you a basic understanding of what the 3 different sides of the exposure triangle are capable of.

Continue reading EXPOSURE TRIANGLE

First Half of Creativity.

Let’s assume by now you’ve got a handle on exposure (if not, refer to ‘EXPOSURE TRIANGLE‘). When you shoot in ‘M’ mode, the creativity starts in the camera. Now that you have an understanding of how to properly expose for light. (bravo!) let’s look at other ways to get creative with your images. (Yippee!)


Simple things you can do to take your image to another level are :

  • CROP
  • LIGHT (direction of)

These basics will be a one half of the equation when developing your personal style. The other half lies in your post-processing, but we’ll chat about that in a post of it’s own.

Practice, Practice, PRACTICE!!! I can’t stress this enough. Try working on the list  above and you’ll be amazed at how subtle changes will have the biggest impact!