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8 OF THE COOLEST PHOTOS OF THE 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE

8 OF THE COOLEST PHOTOS OF THE 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE

SUMMARY: We scoured the web for (what we think) are 8 of the coolest photos from the recent solar eclipse. Enjoy...! This is a single undoctored photo – no Photoshop per the photographer Ted Hesser.   The progression of the eclipse as seen over Madras, Oregon captured in a composite image and courtesy of EPA.   The people of Svalbard, Norway were treated to a full eclipse courtesy of The Telegraph.   The moment of total eclipse as seen in Idaho and captured by photographer Alex Strohl. Accrding to the photographer, he spent a good chunk of the morning sitting...

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6 TIPS FOR USING LIGHTING WITH YOUR ARTWORK

6 TIPS FOR USING LIGHTING WITH YOUR ARTWORK

SUMMARY: In this blog post learn about direct and indirect illumination, lighting angles, beam size or spread, why each matters, and more... We take great care in selecting out art. We take great care in displaying our art. But how much thought do we put into lighting our art? Proper lighting enhances the effect of your art in the room, and there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to lighting your art. You will also need to determine if you want to directly illuminate your art or have it live in a well-lit room. Either way, here are a few...

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THE BIG WORLD ART SIZE GUIDE

THE BIG WORLD ART SIZE GUIDE

SUMMARY: Don't ever buy art that is too large or too small again. Use this guide to determine the right sized art for any space and what sizes to hang over what type of furniture, and more... At one time or another, we have all wondered just how large a piece of art we would need for a certain wall or to hang over a certain piece of furniture. Well, we've answered most of those questions with our Art Size Guide. Read it and choose the size of your next piece of art with confidence! And remember, we print and...

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HOW TO CHOOSE FRAMING FOR YOUR ART: MATTING, FLOATING, "FULL BLEED", ACRYLIC, SHADOW BOXES & MORE

HOW TO CHOOSE FRAMING FOR YOUR ART: MATTING, FLOATING, "FULL BLEED", ACRYLIC, SHADOW BOXES & MORE

SUMMARY: In this blog post learn about matting, floating, "full bleed," shadow boxes, acrylic, printing on different mediums and when to use each... Confused about all of the framing options out there? You're not alone... In the past it was relatively simple: what color for the frame and what color for the matting. While wood frames and matting are still options, your choices have expanded greatly to include floating, framing to the edge – what we call “full bleed” - or using all manner of other materials such as metal, wood art boxes, acrylic, and even shadow boxes. One thing...

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FINE ART PAPER VERSUS PHOTO PAPER

SUMMARY: In this blog post learn about the differences between fine art and photo paper and why it matters... Have you ever wondered what kind of paper your artwork is printed on? Does it make a difference? Spoiler Alert: it does. Fine Art PaperFine Art paper is a higher quality paper, specially constructed to ensure your photographic artwork looks its best for a long, long time. The main difference in Fine Art paper and Photo paper is its composition. Fine Art paper must include natural fibers, such as cotton. You can also find Fine Art papers made from Bamboo as...

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