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How to Choose the Right Photo for Your Canvas Wall Art

Looking for canvas printing in Cape Town, Johannesburg or anywhere in South Africa? One of the most gorgeous ways to display your photographs is to have them printed on canvas. Canvas wall art is classy! And, it can add that extra touch of flair to any room - be it in the home or at the office.

Step-by-Step

The trick is to choose the right image for your canvas and the right canvas for your image.

  • Space and Place: Take a look at your best photos and make a short-list of the ones you’d like to have printed on canvas. Decide where you will be hanging the finished artwork. That will help you choose in terms of colours or the ‘look and feel’ you want for that space. Do you want family ‘happy snaps’ or a fantastic macro shot you took of a flower from your last holiday? It depends on the space.
  • Size and Orientation:
     
    If you are sticking to standard sizes, remember to choose landscape orientation if the photo was taken while the camera was horizontal and portrait orientation if it was vertical when you took the shot. Of course, you can crop to fit or ask the service provider to crop the image for you. Cropping an image is one of the easiest ways to enhance it. You can make your shot much more captivating by moving your subject off-centre, for example. 
  • Wrapped or Not: Another choice you’ll make is whether to have the image wrapped around the frame or to leave the sides white. If you opt for the former, make sure there is enough space on the edge of your image so that no part of the actual subject will be lost. 
  • Check the Resolution: If you’re printing an image from an older camera, make sure the resolution is suitable for the size you want to print. These days, even camera phones have ten-megapixel cameras so the images can be printed on large canvasses. But, if it’s a photo you took using an old digital camera (below five megapixels), don’t enlarge to the point where you start to see pixelation. 

Make sure you look for reputable canvas printers; they will help you through the process. For more information, contact RapidStudio now.

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