I don’t know if ya’ll have noticed but I take a lot of photographs! I have over 50,000 photos on my iMac. I also have my old laptop w/ a few thousand and I upload a ton to Flickr. I used to have more photos but my laptop kept crashing and I took it to an “expert” to have a look. I told him that I didn’t have anything backed up so what did he do? A complete factory install reboot. So I lost everything. I also had the laptop I moved from America with stolen. So any photos taken prior to 2005 are gone. I have a lot of great memories of Wal and I that are just in my head. All the photos from my first trip to Paris? Gone! Madrid? Gone! All of it gone! I promised myself that this would never happen again.
At the end of every season I print out all the photos I’ve processed. This is not to say that I print out all the photos I take as I take much more than I process. I shoot in RAW so I usually crop a bit, adjust white balance or exposure- anything really that needs doing. I’m pretty light handed w/ Photoshop. Actually I can’t remember the last time I used Photoshop. I usually do any adjustments in Lightroom. I was looking through my photographs from this past Spring (yes, I’m a little late in my printing) when I was contacted by someone from Canvas Dezign.
I don’t usually reply to requests to review products because it’s usually for something I wouldn’t buy or that aren’t relevant to my life. If it’s something I wouldn’t buy/not interested in then I don’t want it for free in exchange for a review. Does that make sense? But when this email popped into my in box it peaked my interest as I’d been wanting to order a canvas print for a long time. I had a quick look at their site and I liked what I saw and read. I liked that they buy British canvases, hire local workers and try to keep things as green as possible. I also liked that they’re Northern! I replied to the email and I eagerly chose a photo to print. This was not an easy task as I have so many I love. I finally decided on one and I received the canvas today.
OH EMM GEE!! When I opened the (very well packed) package I almost cried. It’s stunning! I can not believe the quality! Especially when you factor in the price. It looks like I dropped some serious cash but in fact it was just a little more than £50! It’s also HUGE 30in x 20in. I can’t wait to finish decorating the front room, it’s going to look fab in there! I’m also planning ordering a series of 4 6×6 canvas prints of Squidge’s trip to the PYO farm last summer. So if like me you’ve wanted to print some photos on canvas give these guys a look. The website is really easy to navigate. I didn’t once get hung up uploading my file. They have a pretty extensive FAQ section so if you have any questions I’m sure you’d find the answer there!
For full disclosure Canvas Dezign offered me a canvas of my choice but the opinions expressed here are my own.