Collage.com Review (+ a Giveaway)

Collage.com Photo Blanket ReviewIf you’ve seen my other photo reviews, you know I like to make photo gifts, especially for Christmas. Collage.com gave me the opportunity to review their photo blanket products, so with the holidays coming up, the was perfect timing. (Disclosure: I received a complimentary blanket for this review, but all opinions are my own, based on my personal experience).

Before I get into all the nitty-gritty details, I want to start by saying that the Sherpa fleece blanket I created is gorgeous! Aside from great color reproduction and sharp photos, it feels super soft and cuddly and well-made. It’s thick enough to have some heft without being too bulky. I designed this blanket to give to my mother for Christmas and I can’t wait for her to see it; I know she’ll love it.

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Simple Canvas Prints Review

Simple Canvas Prints detailed review

I’ve been making canvas prints lately as an easy, relatively inexpensive way to spruce up my home décor, as well as for gifts for family members. They make really beautiful artwork and if you enjoy photography, why not show off your work, right? Recently Simple Canvas Prints provided me with a complimentary canvas and I wanted to share my thoughts and experience in this review. The company offers factory-direct pricing and a 100% guarantee, plus plenty of canvas sizes and frame/wrap options.

A Quick Summary of My Review

Quality of Canvas

The final product is just beautiful. The wrap on my canvas is tight and wrinkle-free and the print quality is excellent. Colors are rich and vibrant. The canvas itself is of high quality with a tight weave. Continue reading

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Should You Upgrade Your Camera Body or Buy a New Lens?

Should you upgrrade your camera body or lens first?Have you been shooting with a crop-sensor DSLR camera and kit lens for a while now, and  wondering what to do next? No doubt you’re getting frustrated with that 18-55mm kit lens, and have even thought about upgrading to a full frame camera. Should you invest in a new camera or buy a new lens? What lens should you get?

The answers may depend on what kind of photography you like to do most, and of course your budget. For the most part, though, I think you will be happier with upgrading your lens. There are actually some pretty good choices available for surprisingly reasonable prices.

Certain types of lenses are a must for specific kinds of photos. There are also situations where a different camera might be preferable but not required. Let’s look at a few popular types of photography and some suggested options.

Portrait Photography

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