My bad Christmas news is that even though I rationally knew it was highly unlikely that I would get a DSLR, when DH asked me what I wanted most in a camera a couple of months ago, I got my hopes up anyway... and was disappointed. We just can't afford it, but I was kind of bummed out.
BUT, he did get me some groupon-type coupons for three 16x20 canvas prints! I really, really want to order one of my kids together, but I'm not sure my all-time favourite photo of them will be good enough quality (not in terms of resolution, but in terms of sharpness). It's my all-time favourite for the emotion and joy, not the overall quality... but I do just love, love, love it! However, I don't want to order canvases and be disappointed. So I'm wondering if I can get some input from people who've had canvases printed. Would this photo work on a canvas, or is the quality just too inferior, with respect to sharpness, etc.
I would rather a tighter crop but the resolution on our camera may make that impossible for a 16x20. Not sure yet, as I have to investigate the minimum requirements.
ETA: I know I can get out there and take more pictures, but the above two photos are just ones I love for their expressions and genuine happiness. I may still go take more and see what I can come up with, though!
The other two canvases will probably not be the kids as they may end up being for our parents, and I'm not sure it's fair to give them a 16x20 canvas for their walls when they don't have similar large photos/art of their other grandchildren! Anyway, if anyone is really bored and would be interested in perusing my portfolio on RedBubble to let me know if there are any images they think would make good canvas art, I'd sure love to hear your thoughts. Like I said, I really do not want to order and be disappointed.
Hope everyone is having a good New Year's Day! Blessings to you all in 2012.