Thursday, December 22, 2016

Contest: Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017

Nikon will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2017. Congratulations! There will be 'Nikon 100th Anniversary Award' and 'next Generation Award' that targets the discovery of fresh young talent this year. Entry closes on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 1pm Japan Standard Time. Go over your photographs or grab your camera right now when you still have some time! 



History

The Nikon Photo Contest International has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969 to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich image-making culture for professionals and amateurs alike. 

In the last 10 years, with the wide penetration of digital cameras with video capabilities, the environment surrounding image-making has dramatically changed. Adapting to this change, the 34th contest was reconceived, changing its name and its structure, and it continues to evolve to create new standards and provide new opportunities for discovery. 

Vision

The Nikon Photo Contest nurtures an aspirational community that supports photographers and filmmakers who wish to share important stories and influence the way people think through images.


Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015

Flowers of Fukushima by Katsuhiro Noguchi, Japan

 

Nikon Photo Contest 2012-2013

Elegy of Autumn by Dina Bova, Israel


 The Awards and Themes 2016-2017

Nikon 100th Anniversary Award

Theme: "Celebration"

To commemorate our 100th anniversary, we want to spotlight all kinds of joyful scenes that occur worldwide. What celebratory story do you want to depict? See, capture, and send us a unique take on the theme of ‘Celebration’ that truly befits the centennial celebrations of Nikon.


Next Generation Award
THE OPEN Award

Theme: "Future"

The future lies like an empty canvas ahead of us, unpredictable but with unlimited possibilities. What images of the future would you like to share with the world? The photographic story you tell could launch the future of photographic culture!

Click here for more details. Nikon Photo Contest 2016-2017

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If you're looking for a contemporary way to display your favorite photograph or fine art print without the distraction or additional cost of a frame, then plexi face mounting is a method to consider. When your beautiful giclée paper print is enclosed between a sheet of high quality acrylic glass and an aluminium Di Bond panel, the result is an uninterrupted, vividly modern display that highlights both the image and your wall. 


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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Artists: The Picture-In-Picture Series By An Artist Duo


An artist duo from Germany Hank Schmidt in der Beek and photographer Fabian Schubert have been working on collaborative project since 2009, a humorous series of photographs called Und im Sommer tu ich malen (“And in the Summer, I do paint”). Schubert captures der Beek working on his original outdoor paintings (plein air paintings) at different scenic locations in Europe where renowned painters from history such as Cezanne, Monet, and Van Gogh have been inspired. 

However, there is a twist to this photography series: in der Beek is captured painting the pattern of his shirt instead of focusing on the magnificent landscape around him. in der Beek explains his thought process by saying: "Confronted with the immenseness of the mountains and the littleness of my canvasses, I decided to paint what’s nearest to me instead of what’s afield and giant.” 

I too get overwhelmed by majestic views of nature, not even bothering to try to portray what I see on paper. Rather, I would just immerse myself in the scene. in der Beek takes one extra step to actually acknowledge and show his feeling about his littleness and mereness in a humorous way. The duo's artistic approach is definitely something for anyone to think about.





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If you are interested in classical art, visit our classics gallery where we hosts hundreds of painting masterpieces, including Van Gogh's Starry Night. Select your favourite to reproduce with our quality giclee inks, have custom fitted to its own classically ornate frame, and finally showcased in your very own home - no stereolithography printers required!


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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Artist: Loveable Tribute Illustrations To The Grand Budapest Hotel By Lorena G

Lorena G is, an art director, illustrator, and graphic designer specializing attention to detail based in Barcelona. Lorena G is a multiplayer who does on/offline design, illustrations, brand identity, icon design and lettering. 

She is a huge fan of the movie "The Grand Budapest Hotel" by Wes Anderson. she first watched the movie two years ago when the film was first released in 2014 and decided to make a tribute with an illustration series. And it was this illustration series that I first encountered admirable works by Lorena G! She captures the cinematic aesthetics of the movie. Better be sure to check out Lorena G's Website / Behance / Dribbble for this one and other projects in high resolution!









At USAOnCanvas, we offer a wide range of giclee and fine art printing options. Select your canvas / fine art paper / photo paper to print with giclee inks, have custom fitted to its own Floater Frame or Modern frame, and finally showcased in your very own home. We have a wide selection of custom picture frames for your photos and artworks - more than 500 mouldings in a variety of sizes and styles! The mouldings are categorized by color or style, and pricing is based on width, height and moulding profile. Frame price increases from Group A to Group E. 
We have premium luster, premium glossy, premium semigloss, metallic paper for a professional photographic look and feel with an option of dry mounting and laminating prints on foam board, gator board, sintra, dibond, matboards, plexi, plywood and more substrates. 
 
If you're looking for a contemporary way to display your favorite photograph or fine art print without the distraction or additional cost of a frame, then plexi face mounting is a method to consider. When your beautiful giclée paper print is enclosed between a sheet of high quality acrylic glass and an aluminium Di Bond panel, the result is an uninterrupted, vividly modern display that highlights both the image and your wall. 
* Printing on RC Gloss paper
* Facemounting on 3mm plexi
* Mounting plexi on aluminum e-panel/Dibond
* Routered edges
* C-Bar hanging system 



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Monday, November 7, 2016

Artist: Clever Photo Manipulations By Francesco Vullo


Francesco Vullo is Sicily born artist who studied at Institute of Design (IED) in Milan, where he just graduated in illustration and animation in July 2016. Congratulations!

Vullo's works reflects contemporary culture with messages of social criticism. The artist juxtaposes the visualization of the world/society/culture with something else in surreal representations to communicate with emotions. Although Vullo uses bright vivide colors to his works, the inner meaning of each pieces are never stays light or shallow, meaning that the artist is playing with the idea of juxtaposition in both of the content and visuals of his works.

I found it exciting to first look at Vullo's visually pleasing manipulated photographs and then to analyze the internal meaning of the images. Try to come up with your own interpretation or to find the artist's intended message for each pieces of work. :)










At USAOnCanvas, we offer a wide range of giclee and fine art printing options. Select your canvas / fine art paper / photo paper to print with giclee inks, have custom fitted to its own Floater Frame or Modern frame, and finally showcased in your very own home. We have a wide selection of custom picture frames for your photos and artworks - more than 500 mouldings in a variety of sizes and styles! The mouldings are categorized by color or style, and pricing is based on width, height and moulding profile. Frame price increases from Group A to Group E. 


We have premium luster, premium glossy, premium semigloss, metallic paper for a professional photographic look and feel with an option of dry mounting and laminating prints on foam board, gator board, sintra, dibond, matboards, plexi, plywood and more substrates. 
 
If you're looking for a contemporary way to display your favorite photograph or fine art print without the distraction or additional cost of a frame, then plexi face mounting is a method to consider. When your beautiful giclée paper print is enclosed between a sheet of high quality acrylic glass and an aluminium Di Bond panel, the result is an uninterrupted, vividly modern display that highlights both the image and your wall. 

* Printing on RC Gloss paper
* Facemounting on 3mm plexi
* Mounting plexi on aluminum e-panel/Dibond
* Routered edges
* C-Bar hanging system 

 

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Artist: Delicate Lines Encompassing Imagination By Simón Prades

Simón Prades is an illustrator based in Saarbrücken, Germany. Prades works with ink, pencil, and watercolor to embody his imaginary world, often based in real world, that encompasses nature, memories, and dreams. I'd say that his works definitely capture momentariness.

I first came across his eye-catching works on Pinterest and Behance page while browsing for artists to write about, and after visiting his website I was so pleased to go ahead and write a blog post about his works. Take a moment to cherish Prades' delicate lines and gentle yet shocking use of colors, and make sure to visit Prades' website for high resolution images!










Print & Custom-Made Frames
At USAonCanvas, we offer a wide range of giclee and fine art printing options. Select your canvas / fine art paper / photo paper to print with giclee inks, have custom fitted to its own Floater Frame or Modern frame, and finally showcased in your very own home. We have a wide selection of custom picture frames for your photos and artworks - more than 500 mouldings in a variety of sizes and styles! The mouldings are categorized by color or style, and pricing is based on width, height and moulding profile. Frame price increases from Group A to Group E. 

Custom made frame front and backing options
Plexiglass front: Regular, Non-Glare and UV Non-Glare Backing: white foam board, black foam board, acid free foam board, and cork foam board.

Matboards
An acid-free matboard is a good idea to protect the image from the condensation that may occur on the glass. If you are simply framing family photographs or an art print, the mat is a purely aesthetic option.
Order online: Custom-cut matboards Full sheet, 32x40" matboard





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Friday, October 28, 2016

Artist: Thomas Jackson's Emergent Behavior


Thomas Jackson is a San Francisco-based photographer who constructs temporary installations to make individual shots of photograph as part of his series, Emergent Behavior series. He creates various structures that imply movement of both visible (light) and invisible (wind) energy by placing multiples of common objects such as plastic cups, hula hoops, and party decors. I personally love it when I come across artworks of visually satisfying craftsmanship in this era of massive digitally generated images. Read below of Jackson's comment on his series:

The images attempt to tap the mixture of fear and fascination that those phenomena tend to evoke, while creating an uneasy interplay between the natural and the manufactured and the real and the imaginary. At the same time, each image is an experiment in juxtaposition. By constructing the installations from unexpected materials and placing them where they seem least to belong, I aim to tweak the margins of our visual vocabulary, and to invite fresh interpretations of everyday things.

Jackson will be showing many images from Emergent Behavior at Miller Yezerski Gallery in Boston starting November 18, 2016.












At USAOnCanvas, we have premium luster, premium glossy, premium semigloss, metallic paper for a professional photographic look and feel with an option of dry mounting and laminating prints on foam board, gator board, sintra, dibond, matboards, plexi, plywood and more substrates.

If you're looking for a contemporary way to display your favorite photograph or fine art print without the distraction or additional cost of a frame, then plexi face mounting is a method to consider. When your beautiful giclée paper print is enclosed between a sheet of high quality acrylic glass and an aluminium Di Bond panel, the result is an uninterrupted, vividly modern display that highlights both the image and your wall. 



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Monday, October 24, 2016

Promotion: Print On Metal & Wood Available Now!

The long wait is finally over. We offer dye-sublimation service - printing on metal & wood from now on! Use Blog Special coupon code MET30B to receive 30% discount on your new dye-sub orders! More information is available below.

Metal & Natural Wood Prints
Dye sublimation is a digital print technology that allow the reproduction of full color images on a variety of surfaces. Dye sublimation on hard surface is possible because the surfaces have been coated using an innovative manufacturing processes that provide high-definition, durable photo panels that preserve images for generations. Instead of printing images directly on a surface, which may scratch easily, the image is infused into the coating to provide permanent protection and durability.

Dye sublimation is a great option for showcasing your photographic prints on practically any media. From fine art, to advertising to home decor, dye sublimation is an extremely versatile choice for unique gifts, your business, or your home.

Our metal prints are available only in standard sizes. Pick from two different finishes:
Gloss White for a true-to-color, vibrant image 

or Gloss Brushed/Clear to allow the metal to show through any lighter areas of your image.

Wood photo panels come in a natural base look. Each have a beveled edge with keyholes on the back for easy hanging in a home, office or gallery. Images are infused into specially coated wood panels to provide the ultimate image clarity and vibrancy with exceptional detail and color resolution.  


Features
* Frameless appearance
* Permanent and durable
* No glass to break or produce a glare
* Easy to clean, with only a soft cloth and glass cleaner
* Scratch resistant 


If you have questions about dye-sublimation service or product, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our knowledgeable staff is always happy to assist with answers, advice, or suggestions.



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