January 2016

  1. What is HDR Photography?

    What is HDR Photography?

    HDR stands for high dynamic range and it’s an old style of photography that’s recently been introduced to smart phones, including iPhones and Andriod devices. The dynamic range is the difference between the lightest light and the darkest dark shade you can capture within a photo. Once your subject exceeds the camera’s dynamic range the colours tend to wash out...
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  2. Finding places to show your photography

    Finding places to show your photography

    Whether you transfer your photographs to canvas or print them to paper or posters, there’s something rather special about knowing your work has been seen and appreciated. If you’re not quite at the stage of hosting your own exhibition at a gallery there are still plenty of other ways to get your photography noticed in the local area. As well...
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  3. An Introduction to light painting

    An Introduction to light painting

    Let’s start the new year with a new photography technique; light painting. Light painting or light drawing is a photographic style where a photographer introduces a variety of light elements during a single long exposure in a dark environment. Any piece of equipment that emits light can be introduced over the course of the exposure. To achieve this technique you...
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  4. 5 home trends to watch out for in 2016

    5 home trends to watch out for in 2016

    Are you planning to freshen up the look of your home this spring? Perhaps you’re redecorating one particular room or you’d like to add a few finishing touches and accessories to update the overall feel of your abode? Whatever your plans, you’ll want to take a peek at these top trends for the year ahead. Sustainable and artisan The growing...
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  5. Photography light props you already own

    Photography light props you already own

    Creating a home studio doesn’t have to be complicated or cost you a fortune. We’ve already discussed how you can create high-quality canvas prints without investing in expensive equipment and today we’re talking about how you can obtain the lighting equipment you desire by using items within your home. That’s right! Here at Parrot Print we’ve put together the best...
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  6. Transfer pictures on to canvas prints to help reach your goals

    Transfer pictures on to canvas prints to help reach your goals

    A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, where a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something nice that affects others. It's a common tradition it most places across the world, but believe it or not, it originally started in Babylon. The Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they...
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  7. Could the ‘colour’ of the year inspire your next custom canvas print?

    Could the ‘colour’ of the year inspire your next custom canvas print?

    Every year, painting powerhouse Pantone announces their colour of the year – the shade they think is going to make a splash in the worlds of interiors and in the wider design landscape over the next 12 months. You might recall we covered their colour of the year for 2015, marsala, in a post on the predicted trends of 2015...
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  8. Illustration competitions for you to enter in 2016

    Illustration competitions for you to enter in 2016

    Let’s start 2016 with a bang, and when we say bang we mean by winning a photography competition. Whether it’s one of your New Year’s resolutions or something you’ve just always wanted to do, 2016 could be the year your photography gets the credit it deserves, not to mention be seen by thousands of people. You may have missed some...
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  9. Observation and its importance in photography

    Observation and its importance in photography

    Have you made it your New Year’s resolution to make more of your photography? Perhaps you’re considering taking part in some of the photography projects we recently mentioned on the blog? If 2016 is the year you plan to step things up a gear, perhaps you don’t need to make as many or as big a change as you think...
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  10. The ups and downs of drone photography in 2015

    The ups and downs of drone photography in 2015

    Last year we predicted drone photography would be big news in 2015 and the headlines we’ve seen over the past 12 months certainly seem to agree. It’s estimated that over 1 million drones were sold in 2015 and the gadgets were among the most popular Christmas gifts of 2015. Along with the many highs (ahem) of drone, there have been...
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