A picture’s worth a thousand words, so the old saying goes. In this day and age of e-mails, smartphones, and instant communication, photographs have experienced a surge in popularity with sites like Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and the like promoting the use of photographs as a way of remembering key events, and as a tool of self-expression.
Printed photography has also reaped the benefits of the online revolution. The technological advancements that made online pictures popular have also improved printed pictures. High-tech printers offer printing quality unmatched by any that came before resulting in clearer, crisper pictures.
With that canvas prints are becoming a thing now. If you’re wondering, a canvas print is what happens when you print a photo onto a canvas that’s stretched, gallery-wrapped onto a frame, and then displayed. They’re commonly used as interior decor, with both stock images and custom photographs (such as family memories, wedding photos, the like) available for the treatment.
This picture is an example of a set of canvas prints, three to be exact, separated, but forming a single image. Which can be used for panorama shots, and particularly wide pictures. It got me thinking, what else could this style be used for?
Well, the first thing that came up is showing a kid growing up. You know those movies or .gifs that show a baby growing into a kid, then an adult? Like that. Whilst that would, undoubtedly take a long amount of time to complete if the kid is just growing, it also puts a lot of things into perspective. A lot of people say that time flies. So, what better way to make it feel like time is slowing down that to freeze the moments, those milestones in our children’s growth?
Another idea that sounds good for a canvas print, is for a big family wedding panorama. Every canvas would show the family members and their respective significant other, showing that these people, though not born into the family, are part of it all the same. It’d be sweet.
Regardless, I believe that, as technology advances, photography will only improve more and more, and that photographic products are a prosperous prospect.