Focal Point at 4th Street is a unique opportunity for WoodSnap to give back to the art community that has been so supportive of us since our beginning. Every month we feature a different group of artists. We print their photos or other artwork on wood and display it at one of our gallery locations. And then at the end of the showing the artists get to keep the prints. All for free! It's great for everyone. If you'd like to submit your work for consideration. Just send your website, Instagram handle, or some samples to [email protected].
Hi! My name is Seth and I love this little blue ball we call earth. While not a professional photographer, photography has become one of my greatest passions and constantly influences how I view landscapes. It has been an interest of mine since I was 14 but it wasn't until my Junior year in college where I began to focus on it more intently. You will mostly find me outdoors shooting the landscape with my camera or drone, or in Laguna Beach where I work for a Landscape Architecture firm as a designer. However, no matter where I am my camera isn’t far behind, always ready for the next adventure.
The Tustin Focal Point Artists for February 2017 have been announced. We are so excited to support another awesome group of creatives! Come by and check out their artwork! While you're there grab some delicious food and drink from this popular mom and pop marketplace!
If you'd like to submit your work to be considered for the exhibit. Just send your website, Instagram handle, or photography samples to [email protected].
"My name is Drew Perez and I am a self taught freelance travel/lifestyle photographer based in Long Beach California. If I am not chasing sunsets on the coast, then you can find me in the mountains searching for the best views this beautiful world has to offer.
My personal mission statement: "To spread joy and create beautiful things." I'm a photographer, but I'm also a distance runner, kayaker, fly angler, musician, and so much more. I smile a lot, and seek out beauty in ordinary and everyday things. I sleep too much, run a lot, and drink a ton of coffee. I have a fabulously mustachioed husband, Brian, and an adorable Jack Russell terrier, Abbie. Fantastic music, incredible wine, fancy dancing, good whiskey, and great beer are much appreciated in our Wisconsin home- we live a few blocks from the river and spend as much time in it as possible.
Ryan Valasek is an explorer, photographer and surfer based in Southern California. At the age of 23, Ryan is using his camera as a tool to see the world and capture stories as they unfold organically. His vision is to inspire people to challenge their creativity and to get out and explore for themselves. In Ryan's spare time he enjoys shaping surfboards in his garage.
We just welcomed a new puppy into our household and of course we've taken 100's of photos already. Having memories on your phone and floating around on social media is one thing. Putting your photos to wood and having a physical product in your hand is quite another. Continue reading
Printing photos on wood comes natural to us at WoodSnap. As I sat in our conference room the day I starred up at this print of we have of Evel Knievel. I thought back to when I was a kid watching an old video of his Caesar's Palace jump. As a kid, I never asked myself why he was doing it. What pushed a man to risk his life again and again? I still don't have a definitive answer to that question. Maybe it was just what he did. Like printing photos on wood is just what we do. Continue reading
Pictures printed on wood is one way of describing what we do at WoodSnap. But it does make it sound really simple. Which it is definitely not! It's actually a pretty complex process that took our founders about a year and a half to perfect!
How are the Pictures Printed on Wood?
Well, I can't tell you because it's a patented process. But I can tell you that it is a complicated process that requires numerous and detailed steps. From the time that you place your order until the time your print leaves the workshop approximately 8 different people have been involved in the crafting of your picture printed on wood.
And as a matter of fact it is Jeff's job to select the exact piece of wood that will be the best match for the aesthetic and orientation of your print. He sifts through stacks of wood every day and takes great care in his work to give you the best quality of print possible.
The entire process of making a WoodSnap print is done in house at our workshop in Irvine, California. We are a very environmentally friendly company. We use water based ink and the wood that we use is planted and harvested specifically for construction. That's right, it's grown on farms just like Christmas trees. For every print that is purchased we plant a tree through our partnership with American Forest.
Heart shaped wood prints are just the beginning of the cool new things that WoodSnap is going to be rolling out in 2017! But let's take a second to give a high five to the creative team for getting this from concept to an actual product. Okay, now that that's taken care of lets get to the details of this unique wood print. Continue reading
We recently got a project to put some amazing art prints on wood and we wanted to share them. We will also discuss how art turns out on wood prints. While art can include photography, this article will focus more on digitally drawn and traditional mediums.
I attempted to create my first project with DYI prints on wood about 3 years ago. I had been trying to make my Mom a nice, unique, hand crafted gift for her birthday. I started out by doing the obvious Google search. Tons of information came up! It looked cool, easy, inexpensive and fun! However, my experience with printing on wood did not have any of those elements... Continue reading