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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 Better Holiday Photos

The holiday season is a perfect time to gather your loved ones and take some family photos. Whether it be to send out Christmas cards to distant family and friends, or just for keepsakes to put in a photo album (or Fracture for your walls!), we’ve compiled a list of  five tips for any beginner or amateur photographer to take great holiday photos. 1. Create your background. Even though indoor photography is tricky because of lighting limitations, the go-to holiday …

Fracture Stories: CocoaLove

There are a couple things you should know about us. 1. We LOVE making people happy. 2. We generally love Apple’s design thinking. So, when we had the chance to be a part of CocoaLove, it was a no brainer. Kinda can’t believe how happiness-packed @CocoaLoveConf was. Having a hard time encapsulating it in a tweet. — fet 🇺🇸🏳️‍🌈 (@fet) October 28, 2014 One of the CocoaLove founders/planners is a fantastic artist so each person who registered for the conference not …

Fracture Stories: 100 Years of Church History

Part of our mission at Fracture is to help people celebrate their memories. Recently, we completed an order for Calvary Bible Church in Boulder and Erie, Colorado that we are happy to have been a part of and would like to share with you.  The church asked us to help tell their story for their History Wall located at both church campuses. The church was founded by four families who came to Boulder from Sweden in 1889 and has evolved since. John …

Why You Should Scan Your Diploma (and Print it On Glass)

You’ve graduated and have finally received your diploma in the mail. But now what? Should you put it away and let it collect dust forever? Well, of course not, but then again, you need to keep this thing safe. You worked years of your life for this thing! And it will open up career options for you that have never before been options. It is technically replaceable but that’s usually a hassle, and then it will always be a replacement …

Aspect Ratio Demystified

The concept of aspect ratio is something that some people are familiar with, but many don’t fully understand. The term “aspect ratio” refers to the relationship between two sides of a rectangle. All digital cameras and smartphones have a default aspect ratio.  The term does not refer to the exact measurements of the rectangle sides, but rather how the sides compare to one another.  The two most common aspect ratios for digital photography are 4:3 (used by most point and …

5 Unique Ways to Take Better Photos

Let’s learn to take better photos, and turn those photos into stunning art hanging on your walls. Tip #1 – Know your camera. Take time to get to know all of your camera’s features and functions. Of course, shooting on the auto setting is convenient, but you’ll ALWAYS get better results by being able to comfortably adjust your exposure speed and aperture settings. Being able to quickly and confidently change your settings manually will give you the power to get a …