The Power Of Scrapbook Journaling

Written by Elaine Clay

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- Where :: where isrepparttar event in your photo taking place? Give some background information.

- When :: when wasrepparttar 116208 photograph taken? Give a specific date and includerepparttar 116209 year if possible.

- Why :: why did you use this photo? Does it show a special event like a wedding or a milestone birthday? Explain why it is so memorable.

Tellrepparttar 116210 story…

Don’t be afraid of scrapbook journaling. Just ask yourself, "What would I want to tell future generations aboutrepparttar 116211 photos on my page?" and then write it down.

A tip to remember is that all stories have a beginning, a middle and an end.

For example, a nice way to start off your scrapbooking journaling is to give your album a title page. Use one of your favorite photos and write down who or what your album is about, you can even include famous sayings, quotes or a special poem if you want.

This leads nicely ontorepparttar 116212 'middle' part of your story,repparttar 116213 actual scrapbook pages and when you get torepparttar 116214 'end' make a page about yourself. Perhaps use a picture of you working on one ofrepparttar 116215 pages and explain why you have maderepparttar 116216 scrapbook.

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Photography 101 Part 2

Written by Kelly Paal

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Nowrepparttar hard part practice all these principles atrepparttar 116207 same time. It’s not easy! Now you really know why photographers take years to really learn their craft. This week’s assignment: Let’s break this down into four assignments. You’ll need four rolls of film. Roll one, fill your available space. Shoot pictures of whatever you like, but get closer. Eliminate distractions from your image. Keeprepparttar 116208 focus of your image on whatever it was that made you want to take that photo. Roll two, forms. Here’s an old stand by that I did in college. Get out an assortment of vegtables and fruit from your kitchen. Put a sheet down on your table, no distractions, shoot an entire roll ofrepparttar 116209 veggies and fruit making sure that your rearrange with each shot. Make sure you study your results and see which forms looked best. Roll three, Contrast, you can do this in B&W film if you want to. Take a shot ofrepparttar 116210 flower in your garden inrepparttar 116211 early morning, afternoon, and sunset. Shoot some portraits atrepparttar 116212 same times, by candlelight too. When you seerepparttar 116213 results you will be surprised. Roll four, color. Userepparttar 116214 vegtables again, this time paying attention torepparttar 116215 colors. If you can tell me why a red tomato looks best on a green bed of lettuce orrepparttar 116216 orange sunset withrepparttar 116217 purple clouds is so captivating then you’ve figured out some of color theory. If you have some specific questions please visit my Photography Forum at: and post your question there.

Copyright 2004 Kelly Paal Kelly Paal is a Freelance Nature and Landscape Photographer, exhibiting nationally and internationally. Recently she started her own business Kelly Paal Photography ( She has an educational background in photography, business, and commercial art. She enjoys applying graphic design and photography principles to her web design.

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