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canvas prints of my wildlife photos

2016 was a year of amazing travel experiences for me. Within two months, we had two completely different and equally wondrous wildlife experiences on literally opposite sides of the world, and I wanted to commemorate our adventures, so I chose one of my favourite photos from each trip, and had them professionally printed onto canvas.

photo canvases on the wall
A baby zebra travelling in a family herd at the Kruger Park, South Africa, and a green sea turtle emerging from the breakers on Oahu, Hawaii.

AsΒ it proved very difficult to capture good photos of the canvases, here are my source photos so you can imagine how great the canvases look in person, hanging on my walls. Click to enlarge:

Zebras photo by June Gilbank Green Sea Turtle photo by June Gilbank

I’ve never done anything like this before, and I had no idea how they’d turn out, but my canvases look like professional photo artwork!

canvas print of Zebras photo by June Gilbank

Every time I look around my living room, I’m reminded of the natural wonders we’ve seen, and it’s even more special knowing that it’s my own photography on display.

canvas print of Green Sea Turtle photo by June Gilbank

Having canvases printed with photos of your treasured memories creates unique, personalised home décor. It’s much more interesting than just hanging a framed photo, and you can get huge canvases that make a real impact on the wall.

If you’d like to get special photo memories printed onto canvas, many photographic shops now offer this service, so you can probably find a shop that’s local to you. The prices seem to be fairly reasonable, especially if you look out for special offers. (Make sure you get the protective UV-resistant coating – sometimes this may cost extra – so your canvases don’t fade.)

My canvases are A2 size (roughly 42cm x 60cm; 16inches x 23inches), which I thought would be huge, but my walls are large and empty and I sometimes wish I’d had them printed at twice the size. Big and bold is the way to go. I’ll know for next time – and I’m sure there will be a next time…

3 Comments »

  1. Shai said

    Beautiful photos. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you talked about the size. I have been wanting to get some of my photos printed on canvas too but have been nervous about the size to choose. I worry that too big will kill the wall but too small will look silly. The fact you wish you’d had yours done at *twice* that size says that maybe I shouldn’t be too nervous about it, and just go for the big size I’ve been contemplating.

    • June said

      I can only think of 3 reasons to not choose a large canvas size:

      1. Wall space: make sure you have room for it!
      2. Photo quality: if your photo doesn’t have enough megapixels, the print will look grainy. (The print shop can advise on how large you can go with the photos you have.)
      3. Cost: the price increases with size.

      But yes, if none of those are an issue, I’d definitely recommend you go bold and get larger canvases πŸ™‚

  2. Liana said

    Beautiful photos! What a unique and meaningful souvenir. πŸ™‚

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