Photo Wall Art (Kodak Blog, December 22, 2008)

NOTE: This is a “reprint” of my blog post to Kodak’s previous “A Thousand Words” blog.

Akaka Falls

As you may have gathered from my previous blog post on color (and paint), I’ve been doing quite a bit of home remodeling. Now that we actually have some finished walls, I can actually start thinking about what to put on them! I love the life-sized prints that Tom highlighted in a blog post on the Olympics. That idea would make great wallpaper for an accent wall. I also like the “Wall of Art project” included as one of “Paige’s Projects” in the Kodak project section with Paige Davis of Trading Spaces.

Like Jenny and some of my other fellow Kodak bloggers, I too have been enjoying capturing panoramic pictures using the auto-stitch panoramic mode of my Kodak camera. Such panoramic pictures would also make great wall art. This post contains a few pictures from a recent trip to Hawaii – both panoramic and non-panoramic – that I am considering using as wall art in my home.

Big Waves
Big Waves on the Big Island

Volcano National ParkHiking at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Waipi'o ValleyWaipi’o Valley

Sunset at Anaeho'omalu BaySunset at Anaeho’omalu Bay

There are several reasons why I love the idea of hanging poster-sized prints of my photos on the walls at home. Here are just a few of the reasons:

  • Leverage those megapixels. 8- and 10- megapixel cameras are now very common and affordable. You don’t need a professional camera to create large prints – you just need a camera with enough megapixels for the size print that you’d like to make. You can use any picture captured from a point-and-shoot digital camera to create a nice poster-sized print, as long as it has enough megapixels. This means that it’s easy to fill your walls with everything from everyday photos to special moments and beautiful places.
  • Big pictures = big impact. Precious facial expressions, that perfect sunset, special celebrations and those once in a lifetime vacations – we all have those favorite photos that really make us smile. They look great in a 4×6 print or when viewed on a computer or digital frame. Show them off in big style on the wall and there’s nothing to say but “wow!”
  • My pictures are my stories. I think the thing I like the best about hanging poster-sized prints of my own pictures on the wall is that each picture tells a story. I’m not just hanging “pretty photos” – I’m surrounding myself and my family with memories and stories!

 What about you? What photo stories do you have hanging on your walls?

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