Monday, 30 April 2012

Scrapbooking and photography!

Does scrapbooking make you a better photographer?  That is a question that has often come into my thoughts since I 'found' scrapbooking!  Pre-scrapping days I just snapped away merrily not giving the photograph much thought (that's why there aren't many 'older' photographs in my layouts).  Since I found the fantastic art of scrapbooking I look through the lens with much more precision and care.  Mind you, the new digital cameras do tend to help a lot ... being able to see what the photograph looks like before you actually print it out is a massive plus.

That said, scrapbooking is all about capturing your memories ...  right? (whatever they are), so I suppose the quality of the photograph should be irrelevant!    Just a thought!  What do you think?  Leave a comment on this post (today only) and (if you qualify) I will enter your name into the blog candy draw.  Thanks for stopping by today.

12 comments:

  1. I am more a card maker than a scrapbooker, although I have scrapped a few older piccies which were not taken with the thought of scrapping them. I think as long as the photo captures the memory and the feelings of that time then they're good for scrapping :o) x

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  2. Hi April - I think sometimes some of us who have been scrapbooking for a long time lose sight of that thought or don't feel their photographs are good enough for scrapbook layout, which is a shame. Thanks for this - you get 1 entry into the draw. Ann x

    DRAW will take place tomorrow!!!

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  3. Capturing memories in a camera is a real art I feel. When a pic being taken if that ambience, mood, surroundings is not coming in very well, than later you cant even remember what was the pic all about. Initially I had PS cannon camera for my food blog. Now I shifted to SLR, though I am still in learning phase but my friends appreciate the way I take pic. So my son and husband are the happy person when I take pics. My husband does not show much interest in fotography so my pics are not the way I wanted.

    Photography does really help in tempting others even for simple things.

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  4. Hi Bhawana - I see your point. I agree a lovely photograph can make your scrapbook layouts have that 'Wow' factor but sometimes I think scrappers can put too much emphasis on the photo and not the memory. I think I am guilty of that sometimes. I must start scrapping more older photographs (perfect or not!). I will give you 1 entry into the draw for today - best of luck for tomorrow. Ann x

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  5. I agree with Ann - the moment is important rather than the polished photo. Looks more authentic and then the trick is to emphasis the photo with the scrappers creation. Still, it's always good to learn new skills!

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  6. Hi Mary - I suppose in a perfect world the photographs we scrap would always be fab but unfortunately that isn't the case. Saying that, I have snapped away with my camera and taken some lovely photo's without even trying! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. You get 1 entry into the draw for today. Ann x

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  7. yes it does make a difference. i see pictures in a new light -- and therefore what i try to capture in a picture is definitely different than before. but on the other hand, scrapping a not-so-great picture also shows how good of a scrapper you really are. :) sometimes the not-so-perfect pictures are the ones that i find most fun to create a layout for. :)

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  8. Hi Divinity - thanks for your input on this little debate we have going on here. I know what you mean about scrapping the not so perfect picture in that your creativity has to compensate for the photo. You get 1 entry into the draw for today. Ann x

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  9. I have always loved taking photos but i do think i look deeper into the picture now and i do have a scrapbooking head on when i have a camera in my hand

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  10. Hi Jaqi - thanks for stopping by and taking part in this debate. I certainly look at how I take photographs differently but I wouldn't actually 'stage' a photograph session just for a scrapbook page. You get 1 entry into the draw. Best of luck. Ann x

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  11. The pics I take for scrapbooking have to be perfect. If they aren't then I don't use them. I have a huge habit of taking mostly portrait pics instead of cute funny ones that would make wonderful scrapbook pages. Sure which that would change though cause if I don't then my son and daughter's scrapbook will just be plain boring.
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  12. Hi Rosalee - it is lovely to have a mixture of portrait (including school photographs done by a professional) and those quirky silly ones for the times when you just snap away with the camera and they come out ok. I think we just need to bear in mind the reason for scrapbooking is to capture the memories. Thanks for stopping by today - I have given you 1 entry into the draw. Best of luck. Ann x

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