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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.

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 …

Instagram Photos are Now Easy to Print on Glass!

Sick of scrolling through your Instagram feed to see your most cherished photos? Stop scrolling and get them printed! We are SUPER EXCITED to announce that we have added a feature to our site that allows our users to directly upload their photos from Instagram to their shopping cart. Forget saving Instagram photos to your computer before uploading them. A direct upload from Instagram to our site is quick and easy. And in case you were wondering, yes the glass prints are perfectly …

Use Fractures to Say Thank You Like Go Au Pair Does Beautifully!

Raising children is hard work, and it’s even harder when the kids aren’t yours. Go Au Pair starts as a childcare provider for families across the country, but this cultural exchange program leaves both au pairs and families with a lifelong bond.  Now here at Fracture, we’re more than familiar with making lasting memories. So we teamed up with Go Au Pair to provide au pairs and their host families with a Fracture plaque to commemorate their experience.  “Thank you …

The Single Best Way to Get the Greatest Prints of Your Photos

What do you mean my file isn’t big enough? Every single day dozens of people upload their photos to get as Fractures and every day around a third of them end up disappointed because they’re told the size of their photos is too small. “But it looks fine on Facebook!” we sometimes hear. So, in attempt to A) provide some clarity and helpful information, and more importantly, B) help you to get MUCH better photo prints (at Fracture or anywhere), …