We believe that our staff is the best. Each member of our team has done their part to make Canvas on Demand the leader in our industry. Everyone who makes up our management, customer service, art, and production departments are trained and dedicated professionals. In short, they know canvases, and they know photography. That’s why we’ve asked them to pick one of their own favorite canvases, to tell us the story behind their photo, and to give a tip that our readers can use.
So this post begins a short series called Picks and Tips from the experts—the staff at Canvas on Demand.
Today we feature a stunning canvas by Gavin. He took this particular photo on Christmas Day 2011. When he shot it, he was stading on Ehukai Beach on the North Shore of Oahu close to the world famous Banzai Pipeline.
Gavin shares this piece of advice with readers: “Make your photo unique. Chances are, any photo-to-canvas that you hang on your wall will have an interesting story behind it. When people come over to your house and ask about your canvas, be prepared to talk about it. With this photo, the surf wasn’t that big. We actually have more impressive photos from Pipeline and Waimea. However, if you look closely, you’ll see that the surfer is wearing a red Santa Clause hat. This surfer caught my attention, because he was obviously in the Christmas spirit, and while most people were getting up that morning to open presents — he obviously was very excited to get his favorite present … North Shore December swells. This canvas makes for a fun conversation piece and is part of my lake house rec-room that has surf photos I have taken from all around the world. Each one has an interesting story behind it.”
Gavin included a close up of the surfer below, so that the hat is easier to see!
And finally, he included a photo of some of the canvases hanging on the wall of his rec-room. Thanks so much, Gavin, for the wonderful story, the helpful tip, and the amazing canvas!
In the next post, you will get two picks and two tips from another member of the Canvas on Demand team named Shannon. Stay tuned! Mom