How to: decorate your home with prints
To highlight the quality of your travel prints, you can use a map to create a background and put your print in the center of the frame. The map used can be related to the countries you have visited. You will then be able to make a complete collection with a specific map and print for each country you’ve visited!
Use masking tape to hang up your prints
Some pictures just haven’t got enough definition to be enlarged and used on a canvas. However, you can hang them on your wall with colourful masking tape (colour adhesive tape) to highlight them. Here is an example to give you an idea:
Create shapes with your prints
To decorate your home, you can use prints and create shapes on your wall: a heart (ideal for Valentine’s Day), a square, waves of photos…Unleash your imagination! Here is an example:
How do you use your prints, have you got any other ideas? You can also take a look on our Pinterest for more inspiration!
Happy Anniversary – the perfect wedding Anniversary present!
Do you spend ages agonising over what to buy your partner when it comes to your wedding anniversary? Well worry no more! At PhotoBox we understand that giving your partner something they can treasure for years to come is very important, so we have something innovative that will end your struggles once and for all.
Recently, whilst scrolling through Pinterest we came across a pin in which a couple had ‘taken a picture, holding a picture from the year before’ – what a great idea!
Something like this will allow you to show how your relationship has grown throughout the years you’ve been together and all the different locations you had visited on each of your Anniversaries and more importantly, this is something you can recreate every year – genius!
The best thing about this is that EVERYONE can do it! Whether you use your Smartphone, compact or professional camera, it will have the same effect and each individual picture within will be special to you.
So if you want to try out this idea and make it your new anniversary tradition, then our framed prints are perfect. You can either use them as a gift for your partner, or create a photo wall where each print represents a year of your life together.
Have you ever created a similar product? Do you have any other out-of-the-box ideas to share for celebrating anniversaries? If you do, then please share them with at the end of the article.
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5 tips to make great photos with your Smartphone
Smartphones have become more and more convenient when we want to take instant pictures. Handier than your standard compact camera, mobile phones really are our ‘go to’ when it comes to capturing images.
Avoid the zoom
The digital zooms on our smartphones really are not the best. So you can forget the zoom if you want faultless photos. If you want to take ‘macro’ photos, it is best to forget the zoom and crop down your photograph afterwards.
Use editor tool apps
There are many apps that you can use to improve the quality of your photographs. So you should definitely make the most of them to help reveal the true beauty of your snap. Some apps that are worth checking out are: Aviary, Picsart and Snapseed. You can also download ‘camera’ apps that obtain many more options than the already built-in app, such as Camera MX or Camera+.
Beware of luminosity
Light is such an important element of your photograph and with smartphones it can be tricky to take a good picture if you are unaware of the importance of light. To take the perfect snap, it is much better to take your pictures in a natural light, or put as much light on the subject if the picture is taken inside.
Clean the lens
This may seem a bit silly, but because our smartphones are used a lot and put on several different surfaces, they become dirty! So make sure you clean that lens before you get snapping, to prevent any unwanted blurry pics.
Avoid the flash
The flash on smartphones really is basic and they won’t make your photographs look any better. The rendering is often blurred and the flash makes your photos seem yellow.
Have you got any advice you could offer? Share it with us by leaving a comment below.
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Mums Show Live
A chance for you to see your favourite family photograph on a canvas at Mums Show Live, plus a free canvas for you!
This May PhotoBox is proudly sponsoring Mums Show Live – an exhibition for families with school-aged children. For this, we have created an opportunity for your ‘family and childhood’ memories to be displayed at the event in front of thousands of other parents.
We know that as PhotoBox fans, you must have captured some great images of your children growing up, images that you really treasure! We would really love it if you would share these photographs with us, so we can display them on canvases in the entrance hall of the exhibition. We would love to see images of your children’s key steps, plus also how you got involved with them growing up.
So for your chance to see your image on a canvas at Mums Show Live, please send your images to email@example.com, you will also receive your own version of the canvas too!
P.S. We’d love you all to come along and see us at the show, so please enter code ‘photobox’ on the ticket purchase page to get discounted entry to www.mumshowlive.com.
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Discover our ‘Square Prints’ that are perfect for Instagram
Discover a whole new world brought to life, with our ‘Square Prints’ that are perfect for Instagram!
Who doesn’t love snapping away on their smartphone, it’s just a way of life now isn’t it? It allows you to capture things on the move, backing you up if you ever forget your digital camera. With many mobile apps out there that let you edit your photographs by adding frames, filters and all sorts, people are reaching for their mobile phone now more than ever, when a photo opportunity arises.
So to help you bring all of your shots to life, we are offering a square size photo print at PhotoBox that are perfect for all of your Instagram images.
We also offer products perfect for Instagram within our Desk Décor range. Try out the 5x5 Photo Block or the 6x6 Aluminium Photo Panel to spruce up your desk at work or at home.
To create your perfect Instagram product, you have two options:
- You can transfer your Instagram images straight from PhotoBox Connect (a quick and easy way to transfer your images)
- You can save your Instagram images on to your computer. You can use software like ‘Instaport’ to download all of your photographs on to your PC. Then you are ready to upload your images to PhotoBox!
In order for you to experience this product, we will be offering five fans the opportunity to test our Square Photo Prints. All you need to do is leave a comment on this article and tell us why we should choose you. We will reveal the winner on April 11th. Good Luck!
Thousands Gather at the Vatican to Celebrate Selection of Pope Francis
Earlier today in Vatican City, thousands gathered to witness the selection of a new pope. The election came on the first full day of the cardinals’ conclave in the Sistine Chapel, and a week after Pope Benedict XVI’s final general audience. Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the former archbishop of Buenos Aires, addressed the crowd after his selection and will take the name Pope Francis.
Instagrammers were there capturing scenes from the announcement today. To view their photos, visit the Città Del Vaticano, Piazza San Pietro and Vatican City location pages.
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Are you participating in an InstaMeet or photowalk soon? Let us know by sending us a note through Tumblr.
Over the past few weeks, Instagrammers around the world gathered together to take photos and share them on Instagram. To get a peek at what it’s like to attend an InstaMeet, browse the photos on each city’s hashtag page:
- Miami, Florida — #instameet_miami
- Hong Kong, China — #hkinstayay19
- Seal Beach, California — #instameet_sealbeach
- Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain — #cv_party
- Lille, France — #instameet_lille_100313
- Oslo, Norway — #igersoslo_100313
- Lleida, Spain— #castelldegardeny
Want to host your own InstaMeet or photowalk? Be sure to check out our blog post with tips on how to organize and throw a great event.