BBQs, sales, sports tournaments…there is no shortage of events this upcoming Memorial Day weekend. But do take a moment to reflect on what this holiday is truly about. It is a time to remember the courage and sacrifice of the brave men and women who served and protected our country. Regardless of whether we supported the mission, we support those who sacrificed their lives so we could live free. Check local listings of events in your community honoring the lives of our fallen soldiers. Wishing you and your family well on this important holiday weekend. Here are a few poster collages by our customers for you to enjoy and share. Continue reading
The cold and wet weather give way to the blossoms on my fruit trees. The aisles at my local market are brimming with daffodils. I can’t help but roll up my sleeves for some spring cleaning. This season brings on a perspective of springing to life and time of renewal which is in perfect harmony with the spirit and purpose of the Easter Season. It is a beautiful time of year to gather with family and friends, create a collage of the kids wearing their Easter bests, take photos with the Easter bunny and of course celebrate the much anticipated Easter Egg Hunt.
We can help you get started with your Easter creations. We have beautiful spring backgrounds to make the perfect collage to give to grandparents. We have great Easter Egg Hunt flyers or Easter Party flyers ready for you to customize.
The Fall/Winter sports seasons have come and gone and the Spring sport season is upon us. I have many great photos from the assortment of my children’s volleyball, soccer and football games. So I’ve taken advantage of those fantastic pictures that were taken by other teammates’ talented parents who have been generous with sharing their photos. My son’s football team captured the CIF-CCS Football Championship and I couldn’t be prouder. His love and dedication of football since he started Pop Warner in 4th grade culminated in clinching the Title his senior year. I’ve captured his last season of football with a collage that highlights him, his amazing team, coaches and the CCS ring!
Creating the collage was pretty quick and most of all ….easy. You can be creative from beginning to end selecting your backgrounds, text, artistic effects or you can simply use my poster or the other templates that are on the site. Simply click on it and you’ll be able to create a sports collage in minutes. Use promo code; SPORTSPRINT25 to get you started. Expires on 2/27/2012!
Every poster has a purpose. Usually, that purpose is the onlooker’s decision to take an action. So, if you place posters for a school election candidate, they can only be concluded as successful if students go out and vote for that candidate. It is important your message in the poster be clear, appealing in appearance and convincing. A well designed poster can achieve what a badly designed poster cannot.
Rose Blooms for 25 Years! Well, it’s not really a scientific breakthrough but I do have a red rose whose bloom will last forever. 25 years ago I met a great guy in college. We couldn’t have been more opposite (he was an EECS major and I was a Rhetoric major).
On our first Valentine together my romantic engineering boyfriend gave me single red rose BUT this rose was different. It was a poster of a red rose because as he put it… ”Real roses die. This one will last forever.” It’s true…my single red rose lives. Now I can share this special Valentine poster with the same rose my college sweetheart gave me 25 years ago and who I’ve been happily married to for 22 years.
Happy 2012! We are just a few days into the New Year and I feel optimistic and energetic about the days ahead of me. That’s the beauty about the beginning of anything new. Starting over with a clean slate. Unfortunately when you turn on any of your media they are already focusing on the negative, asking if you have you already failed keeping your New Year resolutions….giving you statisics on the failure rates. Nevermind that!! Let’s strengthen our resolve because success is all about attitude and envisioning victory.
First step is to put your resolutions in writing otherwise they’ll just turn into New Year’s wishes. Create visuals to help remind you of your goals. Create a movating poster or wall calendar to remind you every day of the year! Good luck!
The Thanksgiving menu is already set and hopefully you are crossing things off your “To Do” list. Don’t forget that Thanksgiving is the perfect time when the family gathers to take those holiday pictures and turn them into holiday photo cards. If you can’t decide on that one picture, then make a collage of favorite photos into a holiday card. There is an assortment of festive holiday cards templates to choose from. All you need to do to get started is to select photos that have been uploaded onto Facebook. PosterMyWall.com’s card maker will help you do the rest.
Here are a few tips to help with your holiday pictures.
1. Gather the troops
The first step is gathering everyone together. Go for somewhere with a background that won’t be distracting. Watch out for backgrounds that are too colorful, as they can end up distracting from your subjects and clashing with their coloring.
2. Should subjects coordinate outfits?
Wearing clothes of a similar color and style (for example, different shades of blue) will look much more relaxed. On the other hand, if your group happens to love dressing up, it might be fun to do a session in costumes!
3. Relaxed people make great pictures
Gone are the days of stiff, posed studio portraits. Today, most people prefer a group photo that shows them as they really are: smiling and happy, without looking forced. Strive to capture the group in ways that appear spontaneous and candid.
4. Assume the position
If possible, shoot from eye level or slightly above your subjects. This will emphasize their eyes and reduce the pesky double chins and undereye circles you sometimes get if your subjects are looking down.
However, there are some general guidelines to help you get the best pictures possible.
- Make sure your subjects are touching each other. This might require some convincing, especially for kids at various stages but it will really bring home the fact that this is a group of people who care deeply for each other. It doesn’t have to be more than a hand on a shoulder here, an arm around a waist there, or someone leaning against someone else, but try to get some physical contact going.
- Arrange your subjects by height, with the tallest in the center. You can also put taller people behind shorter ones, but be sure that their heads and faces aren’t being blocked; give them something to stand on, if necessary.
- Get older family members to hold younger ones, if appropriate. Try having an older sibling give a younger one a piggyback ride or sitting a child up on a parent’s shoulders.
- Huddle up! Have everyone lean in toward each other. Not only does this let you get a closer photo, but it also helps give the impression of closeness. You can even try a literal huddle, like a football team on the field. Position yourself on the ground in front of and underneath them, shooting up, for an unusual photo.
- Especially if you’re working with a very large group, try organizing them in smaller clusters, then arranging the clusters together. Group smaller family units together at a family reunion, for example, rather than having everyone stand in a big, messy bunch.
- Get some action shots. Have the family play a game or run a short race, and snap candid shots of the action. It’s sometimes a bit tricky to catch everyone looking good, but if you luck out, these can be some of the most memorable portraits.
The spectacular colors of Fall are here. The leaves have turned, with trees taking on golden, amber and scarlet hues. The fallen bright yellow leaves that herald autumn mix serves as a memory of summer gone by.
If you are fortunate enough to experience these transitional colors of the season, a remarkable opportunity awaits you to photograph these marks of nature that maybe steps away from your front door.
You can turn these richly colored photos of the fall into a poster using a photo as a background for a harvest festival flyer. You can collage several of your favorite photographs to keep memories of the season as you head into the cold winter days ahead.
Here are some tips to get the perfect shot of autumn foliage to showcase on your poster.
- Photograph around sunrise and sunset for the best light and color. The first and last hours of sun during the day (the times right around both sunrise and sunset) have a brilliant quality to the light that can yield great photos, which brings out the reds and golds in your photos)
- Photograph outdoors when your shadow is longer than you are, usually in the late afternoon.
- Don’t overlook overcast days. They can often be wonderful to shoot on because the sun isn’t drowning out the colors and the shadows are softer.
- Use a tripod. Especially when shooting with dusk encroaching, tripods really help. (Don’t have one? Make one with a soda bottle, Turn off your flash, set your ISO to 100 to minimize noise (sharper detail!) and start shooting.
- Underexpose your shots slightly to deepen the saturation in your colors, and then use your computer’s photo software (iPhoto, Picasa, or Photoshop) to increase the contrast and play with the color saturation to warm things up slightly.
- Experiment with your white balance settings. Don’t be afraid to take your camera off Auto mode and play with those settings. Increase the little numbers manually, or select a white balance setting like “cloudy”.
- Get up close for detailed leaf shots, or take a step back and take in a technicolor landscape. There’s so much change come Fall that the only thing you need do is look around you (or look up!).
- Make-Your-Own Leaf Studio – Too windy to get those up-close macro shots of leaves to work? Try bringing some leaves home. With some good ol’ Scotch tape, stick the stem to a large open window that has some natural light coming through it, so that the leaf lies flat against the window. Now set up your camera and start snapping. Voila, brilliant leaf close-ups!
- Take leafy portraits. While you’re busy raking those leaves up in the backyard, don’t forget the leaf fights, leaf forts, leaf heaps… they’re fun and the spontaneity will give you opportunity for dynamic portraits.
- Leaves and trees aren’t the only thing to photograph in the Fall. Visit a farmer’s market and snap some of the beautiful colors and shapes of Fall fruits and veggies. Go apple-picking or stop by the pumpkin patch.
Get started with your Autumn flyer/poster now!
Tips were taken from http://content.photojojo.com/photojojo-original/fall-photo-tips/.
The summer days are are quickly becoming a memory as we trade our shorts and tank tops for sheatshirts and sweaters. The cooler temperature, shorter days and changing color of the foliage mark the days of fall.
The season brings me back to memories of my High School Homecoming-with the football games, homecoming parade and dance. The Vikings were Sunset League champions my senior high (about a hundreds years ago) and the thrill and excitement of that Homecoming year is still clear in my mind. I remember making the float for the Knights & Ladies club as my classmates and I hurried to meet the deadline. There are photos of us on the float with our excited and anxious smiles (wondering if the float would fall apart in front of ALL those people).
The Vikings won the game which set the tone for the Homecoming Dance that followed. They crowned the Homecoming Court. The evening continued on with the DJ’s skillfully spinning music, the energy and the enthusiasm of dancing bodies and a wish that nights like this could go on forever.
What are your favorite Homecoming memories?
Here are some things you can do to get started with your homecoming poster collages right away!
The end of the fall sports season is quickly approaching. What are you going to do with all those fabulous shots of your favorite players spiking that volleyball, making that tackle, scoring that goal?
Collage it! Simply upload pictures to a Facebook album, and use PosterMyWall’s InstaCollage feature to automatically turn them into a sports collage. You can collage anywhere from 20 to 100 of your favorite photos, fast and easy. Add your favorite text or graphic to make a personalized message.
This will be especially memorable if this is your favorite player’s last year. So for those graduating team members, make this a special keepsake that they will treasure.
Here are some things you can do to get started with your sports collage right away!
- Take a tour of PosterMyWall to learn more about our powerful Instacollage maker and review the list of poster & flyer print sizes we have to offer.
- Browse our library of high quality poster backgrounds.
- Stay on top of the latest deals, contests, and promotions by visiting our Facebook page. You could win a free print of your poster!