|Hampton Photo Arts Debuts New Photo Kiosks|
Hampton Photo Arts Offers DVD Slideshows, Scrapbook Templates, Greeting Cards, Collages, Posters and More for Quick and Easy Prints, Photo Posters and Gifts
Hampton Photo Arts in Bridgehampton, NY. announced its new digital photo printing options using the photo kiosks with the creative program from Lucidiom Inc. The photo kiosks offer customers in The Hamptons a quick and easy method to print their regular digital photos as well as to create enlargements, cards, scrapbook pages, posters, notepads, DVDs and custom photo gifts.
With the arrival of the stores new photo kiosks, anyone can bring in their digital media cards and learn how to preserve their family memories in unique ways."At Hampon Photo Arts, customers can get more than just high-quality photo prints,” said store president David McHugh. “Our grand unvailing party is just in time for summer gifts, allowing our customers to make truly personal gifts for their families in a fun and relaxing environment.”
With so many templates available, Bridgehampton customers can create photo art pieces to match their personal interests and family occasions. Some of the templates categories include: St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, weddings, parties, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Hanukkah, cats and dogs, gardening, babies, children, home improvement and summer vacations. There is even a game board for making your own photo checkerboard and cocktail recipe card layouts for creating unique party invitations.
“Our kiosks offer an enormous amount of content to help consumers make stories and art with their photos,” said Lucidiom Vice President of Scrapbook & Craft Business Development Kesley Anderson. “Plus the products embrace traditional paper scrappers as well since consumers can use the kiosks to print standard size photos and enlargements too!”
If you live outside of The Hamptons or Bridgehampton area you can order your photos online. Sign up for a free account and order your pictures from the Hampton Photo Arts website. They make it quick and easy to order photos and get Hampton Photo Arts award winning photo printing sent to you, or choose to pick it up at their store in Bridgehampton.
Hampton Photo Arts
Drawing and Sketching
|Photo and Art Information|
Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.
|Art of Photography|
Photography is an amazing art form. A photograph album is a catalogue of life's history as seen through the camera. People, animals, nature, holidays, celebrations and even disasters are captured instantly and recorded as part of history. It is through the powerful presentations of photography that we better understand the progression of time and life. Hampton Photo Arts has over twenty years of experience working with photographers as they seek to capture and preserve the history of families and communities.
When families get together, both children and adults love to look through photograph albums. They enjoy seeing the childhood photos of older family members and compare themselves to ancestors who lived a hundred or more years ago. Photos are among the most important treasures of every family. They should not be faded and dull. They contain the smiles, tears and emotions of generations. The staff members at Hampton Photo Arts display excellence in the art of photography reproduction. They work with the highest quality materials. They know how to create family memories that will be just as beautiful one hundred years from now as they are today.
|Learning to Paint with Watercolors|
By Cindy Tabacchi
Watercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art. Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes. Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.
Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough. Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added. Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture. Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.
Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper. Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper. Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable. Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets. The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.