CEWE 3D!

I absolutely adore photographs and take lots and lots of them much to the annoyance of my family. I say they’re annoyed but really and truly it’s only in the minute when they think I’m not enjoying ‘the moment’ in the moment because I’m so busy behind the lens. Afterwards, when we look back the the pictures, everyone is always really pleased we have them and even say often that they wish I’d taken more!

The pictures I always like most are the ones which aren’t posed. The ones where a tiny moment in time is captured that no one ever knew was going to be. I find these sort of pictures portray the essence of what’s going on much more so than the ones where everyone lines up for a great big ‘CHEEEEEEEESE’ as I snap at them!

One of my favourite pictures of recent weeks is one just like that. I had actually asked Florence and Jimmy to stand side by side for a snap of them with the fun fair of Cromer sea front behind them and was waiting for them to stop eating their donuts and jumping around before I got them to smile for me. While I waited I took a few snaps and it’s of course one of these that I love more than the posed one which came a few seconds after. They’re pulling funny faces as they enjoy the sugary treat and having a giggle together and there’s just something about this photograph which tells you exactly who they are, what they were doing and how much fun they were having. I love it!

I love this photograph. It's not posed and the children are pulling funny faces while eating a donut on the sea front. It's far more lovely that when they smiled for the camera a few seconds later!
I love this photograph. It’s not posed and the children are pulling funny faces while eating a donut on the sea front. It’s far more lovely and natural than when they smiled for the camera a few seconds later!

I snapped away so much that day and put all the pictures on my Facebook account which is exactly what I do with most of the snaps I take. Printing out pictures and putting them in an album is something we just don’t seem to do much these days and instead when we want to have the physical pictures we use something like CEWE for a photobook which is far more professional and takes all the hassle away from the making. I’ve used CEWE for photobooks, calendars and one of my favourite ways of displaying my pictures of the children, having them printed onto canvas. They provide a great service with lots of help in the guidelines and then the products have always been exactly how I imagined. I was very interested then to find that CEWE are now offering printed pictures onto CEWE 3D Wall Panels which come in a range of 5 formats all mounted onto a sturdy 25mm backing panel with a black or white veneer surround. Prices start from £59.99.

I was asked if I’d like to try the service and the picture above just HAD to be the one I chose to be printed in 3D. I followed all their hints about what would make a great picture for 3D processing, obviously not ALL pictures take well to the format as you need things in the back ground to make the foreground really stand out and the main subject has to be really sharp. I thought this one would be great!

The ordering was very easy and you get to move the picture about a little to get it perfectly where you want it on the board. I checked off their list to make sure I had everything they recommended and then sent my order for a 60×40 size with a black surround. After a couple of hours I had an email saying that they had approved the picture. It’s great that they do this rather than just print something unsuitable as it means you get to re-try with something else or change your mind and they don’t charge you for the service. Luckily mine met the grade and then I just waited a week before it was delivered! Exciting!

It came packaged so tightly that it was perfectly well looked after and when I took it out of the box my first impression was one of massive being massively impressed. I hadn’t really been able to envisage how it would look in 3D and wondered if it could really work? But it does and it’s brilliant! It’s a little like one of those hologram cards I suppose but not because it doesn’t change of course. I just can’t really describe it any other way but I LOVE it!

It's hard to show you in photographs what the picture looks like in 3D as it doesn't really translate onto a photograph but it's so good that jimmy couldn't work out how it worked and had to have a look around the back to see what was going on there! He was totally bemused!
It’s hard to show you in photographs what the picture looks like in 3D as it doesn’t really translate onto a photograph but it’s so good that jimmy couldn’t work out how it worked and had to have a look around the back to see what was going on there! He was totally bemused!

It really is SUCH a gorgeous way of displaying your favourite snaps and you can tell that the quality is absolutely brilliant too! The board is so thick and the black surround is very complimentary too. I can’t wait to hang it somewhere special! but for now we have it propped up on a nest of baskets in our bedroom so that I can see it when I first wake up in the morning.

As I said, it just doesn't do it justice to photograph it, in the flesh it's terriffic!
As I said, it just doesn’t do it justice to photograph it, in the flesh it’s terrific and super clear and sharp. I love the 3D effect!
You need to see one for yourself to see how good it is. I wish my pictures of it could portray it better!
You need to see one for yourself to see how good it is. I wish my pictures of it could portray it better because it looks so un-sharp when it is the exact opposite!

I have lots of pictures I’d love to see printed up in this format and I think it’d be ace if you could do a whole photobook like it too. Perhaps they might consider that as a service for the future eh!

This post is in connection with CEWE3D.