Canvas photography is still a relatively new art form, one that has been around for many years. Many digital cameras are available that take pictures on digital canvases. The canvas is usually printed onto a heavier piece of canvas and then stretched to fit onto a wooden frame.
Digital printing of photos on canvas is not just a novelty item; it is now a widely popular method of reproducing photos on a large scale. It is also much easier than the traditional way of mounting the photograph on wooden boards. This is because the photographer does not have to make any modifications to the original photos. He simply needs to print them on canvas and choose a framing method that he likes best.
The advantages of canvas photography are plenty. Canvas allows for highly creative photographers to create photos that look like art. Large-format canvas prints are also perfect for marketing or advertising campaigns. Even fine art exhibitions are starting to use canvas because it allows the audience to look at the work of their choice. Traditional galleries would never dream of exhibiting something that was not on some kind of canvas.
There are a variety of ways that an artist can market his or her work on canvas. One way is to get canvas prints from online websites. Such sites allow the photographer to put up images that the client chooses from a selection and choose a suitable frame for the image. It is easy to find these kinds of websites – they are quite popular and their number increases every day.
However, canvas photography does have some disadvantages. A photographer may be limited to the number of photographs that he or she can take in a given day. If one has taken a lot of stunning photographs on canvas and then tried to scan all of them onto a hard drive, it will be difficult for the photographer to get the same quality image as it was when it was printed on canvas. It will also be much harder to make larger prints – a rule known as the canvas limit.
Another disadvantage of canvas photography is that it is difficult to print negatives. Digital negatives are printed directly onto paper using a digital camera, which allows the user to manipulate the image before it is printed. The negative can then be used for making prints or copying into the computer. For this reason, there is no way to get a negative created on canvas. Therefore, those who make a living through canvas photography will generally advise clients to take digital images rather than printing negatives.