Before you even start to think about scrapbooking page ideas, you’ll either have pictures that were taken by someone else or, more than likely, you will be taking yourself. (Funny how the scrapbooker often becomes the photographer). However, don’t forget to hand the camera off to a trustworthy person periodically. I say trustworthy because in a group shot for example, you probably want everyones head in the picture. ………..but then maybe not. LOL. It’s all up to you but in order to get what you want, may I suggest some simple tips.
– Really look into the camera
o What are you trying to take a picture of?
o Is there a lot of clutter in the background?
o Is there a waterfall coming out of someones head? (been here)
o Can you move the camera around or zoom in to avoid these distractions?
– Taking a picture of a child or baby
o Get on their level
o Get close
– Take photos from different angles & perspectives
o Get some unposed shots
o You’re wanting to tell a story
o Don’t be afraid to get on your stomach for a shot if you have to (please be mindful of where you are though) <LOL>
– Think about scale
o If you’re wanting to show how big/little an item is, put something by it for comparison (I learned this the hard way)
– Capture little details of an event/holiday
o For example, single ornaments on the Christmas tree, buttons on a dress, simply a corsage, the winning baseball, road sign
If you don’t get exactly what you’re looking for, don’t fret. You can crop or fix some of the bloopers with Photoshop or simply make it part of the story. What’s a “crop” you ask…..see “Getting Started”
by Debbi founder of ScrapbookingForAnyone.com
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