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Drew Allen

Drew Allen

Besides being the managing editor of this blog, I'm also a drummer, a husband, and a father, not necessarily in that order. I love good stories, and great design, and I probably quote the Office more than I should but less than I could.

How to Take More Than Just a #Selfie

Upgrade Your Game from #Selfie to Self-Portraiture Tired of taking the same old #selfie day after day, week after week? Are you tired seeing other people’s same old selfies just as often? (Pro Tip: Send them this article.) For centuries photographers have been using self portraiture as the key to unlock their full potential. Now it’s your turn to use the same techniques to take pictures of yourself that are far too awesome to be simply labeled “#selfie.” Unlike a …

Our Fans Have 23 Tips For People New To Photography

We asked you for some photography advice for newbies, and you guys responded in full.  We’ve compiled all of the of advice and put it into one list.  Here you go! Take your camera everywhere and use it. – Wendy B.M. Fill the frame. – Richard H. [shoot] what would look cool. – Ronny H. Get at your subject’s level. – Daniel A. Get closer. – Jacki B.T. Background-subject-lighting-click! – Bill B. “Originality is undetected plagiarism.” (William Ralph Inge) – …

Why the British Isles are a Top Photography Destination

Join me as I tour with you the places we all hope to visit and photograph. Photographers are constantly looking for new and exciting places to take their camera, and with so many wondrous locations around the world it can be hard to know where you should head on over to next! The best places are usually those that stand out for their incessant blend of colors, diversity, and natural beauty. Today, we show off the… British Isles From the …

3 Picture Hanging Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

You just picked up your new print from the store. Well, now what? Placing your pictures on your wall in that perfect spot can be tricky and time consuming. Especially if you don’t have an expensive, high-tech drill. We’ve come up with some innovative and resourceful ways to make your life easier so that you can spend less time hanging up your favorite memories and more time enjoying them. 1. Utilize the level tool on your smartphone! The easiest way to …

We Fractured Photos from Instagram and Here’s What Happened

They’ve revolutionized photo-sharing.  Let’s give a big applause to Instagram.  Being able to instantly edit photos with great-looking filter stamps can make even the old school photographer want some snapping action on this. Here at Fracture, we couldn’t resist but challenge our printer to do it’s best on some Instagram photos.  So you can imagine how pumped we were when we saw the result.  Instagram photos look hella good Fractured!  So good, that I just used the word “hella.” So …

Here’s What Your Child’s Art Could Look Like on a Fracture

Here at Fracture, we always look at each print to ensure the quality we promise.  When we do, we can’t help but notice all of the cool images that come our way. One client that we’ve noticed creatively uses Fractures to display her child’s artwork. The glass print preserves the detail that the original piece surely had.  The “Awesome!” sticker has a bit of shadow, and the fibers of the construction paper are apparent. That’s some impressive printing quality if you ask …