An amateur photographer or an art collector who does not practice photography at all will likely have doubts about the longevity and quality of digital photography on canvas. Since the two concerns are closely linked it makes sense to address them together.It is through photography fundamentals that answers to questions pertaining to the longevity and quality of digital photography on canvas, can be found. Clearly everyone knows the purpose of taking beautiful, timeless photographs. It captures moments that can never happen again. Photographs show us our personal and physical development over the years and the effect success and family have brought upon us. They provide us with memorabilia of precious pets that have passed, starter homes we no longer live in, and a myriad of other memories.When we look back at old black and white photographs our grandparents took of one another, we sometimes witness heart-wrenching pictures captured by a blurry, amateur camera. It is even difficult to identify certain relatives in old photographs due to the poor quality of camera and film. A look at later photographs of our own immediate families is an obvious testament to the improvement in camera technology. Modern film camera photographs are a far cry from the drudgery of older pictures, although they too are far from perfect. Polaroid’s prove to be an interesting and often successful experiment, provided lighting is perfect and relatives and friends are not standing in direct sunlight. Generally speaking, the best quality film pictures were still only taken by professional photographers since amateurs could not afford or would not invest in the significant amount of money necessary to purchase a decent camera and to have it developed in a professional dark room.In spite of this, have not these amateur and inferior quality photographs proved to be very long-lasting? With the advent of digital photography not only is long-lasting product possible it is also one of heightened aesthetic beauty. Digital cameras are the pinnacle of professional and amateur photography. They are the sleek and expensive sports car rather than the small, flawed economy version. The use of such gorgeous photography in the way of art then makes perfect sense. Many modern artists have made use of both video and photography to express an artistic viewpoint. With the advent of the digital camera doubtless they are sashaying into these barely chartered territory as well.Details are much finer, definition is keener, colors are explosive and the entire effect is one of sheer professionalism, even for the amateur photographer. So the use of digital photography on canvas makes perfect sense and also makes for perfect art. The quality of photography and canvas is such that even outdoor weather conditions will not fade or severely damage this media. Consider too that a photograph on canvas can be preserved beneath a glass frame. This too has a positive effect on longevity. Most professionals who create digital photography on canvas use what is called a sealer. A sealer contains UV protection from ozone damage. These canvases are often water resistant. A work of digital on canvas that is kept indoors can last virtually up to a century, an impressive amount of time indeed. It is contemporary, sophisticated art that is unparalleled and doubtless will be for some time.
People who own and run small businesses may have been overlooked in the past. Not attracted to the big budgets and sophisticated requirements of big business, the security industry has not focused on providing small business security. Small businesses had to settle for inappropriate and overpriced security that resembled home security systems.But there’s good news. Leading security industry manufacturers and providers are paying attention now. They’re beginning to understand that the unique needs of small business security require tailored security measures and systems.Small business security does have one advantage. Needing smaller staff and experiencing less turnover than large businesses, small business’s risk for in-house theft is significantly less, reducing the need for inventory tracking and video monitoring for break rooms and storage areas. But small businesses still face serious risks for theft, vandalism, and violence.Small business security needs are in many ways like those of corporations and individual homeowners. Common-sense security measures are important. Things like removing potential hiding places for would-be thieves by eliminating blind spots on building exteriors is a basic preventive measure. Lighting the building, inside and out, makes it possible for people outside the building to observe criminal activity at night and when the business is closed. Keeping entry points clear of obstructions and shadows is important to safety and security. Installing locks with security codes for individual employees prevents entry by unauthorized people.Exterior lighting is not only important for security. It’s an important way to prevent injuries to customers and to prevent crimes against both customers and employees outside the building. Liability insurance is a significant expense, and good exterior lighting can qualify small businesses for discounts and insurance savings. So in a way, liability insurance is a good small business security measure.Every year, small businesses lose billions of dollars to preventable theft and vandalism. Monitored commercial alarm systems are an inexpensive and effective way to protect your small business. They’re easy to install in less than a day, and they’re easy to operate. A good small business security system will include control panels, security keypads, glass break sensors, window and door contacts, motion detectors, and sirens. Systems can be hard-wired or wireless. They can include loud immediate alarms or silent alarms that alert law enforcement without interrupting ongoing business. They can have add-ons like fire alarms and video surveillance. You can get a back-up system to assure your small business security needs are covered at all times.If you haven’t already done it, you should ask a security professional to inspect and assess your small business for vulnerabilities and ask for a proposal that addresses them. Inherently more vulnerable to financial losses, there’s no such thing as too much security for a small business. An expert in the field can help you identify your small business security needs and create a plan that both meets your budget and makes your small business more secure.When shopping for a small business security system provider, there are a few basic ways to select the best one for your needs. First, you should always talk to more than one company. Three or four reputable vendors is a logical choice that produces competition and gives you a variety of ideas and options. They should be willing to come to your business for face-to-face meetings. Be sure to get the proposals and price estimates in writing, and make sure the proposals are complete, including monthly charges, set-up and installation fees, and warranties. Find out if they offer training for you and your staff. Once you’ve made a commitment, review the contract very carefully to make sure it includes all the options you discussed with them.The small business security specialist can analyze your physical layout, your internal procedures, and your vulnerabilities to help you come up with a comprehensive plan.