I Didn't Know These Are Slowly Destroying My Scrapbooks!Written by Palyn Peterson
Once you spend your precious time and energy creating a scrapbook, make sure it lasts! There are a few simple things you can easily do to ensure that your scrapbooks look just as good as day you finished them, for years to come.
The first thing to avoid is paper that is not lignin-free. You've probably heard that before, and it is true, but what is lignin anyways? Lignin is a stiff component of a plant that quite literally holds it together. Although lignin is necessary for plants and trees, you want nothing to do with it! After a while, lignin will cause photos, fabrics and other paper that touch it to turn brown. Yes, lignin-free paper does cost more, but it is a vital part of preserving your cherished scrapbooks.
If paper is not lignin-free, it will eventually discolor your photos and other materials touching it. So when buying paper for your scrapbooking projects, be sure to look for packages that say "lignin-free," because if it doesn't say it, then it most likely isn't.
Fabric is a big concern for preserving your scrapbooks, but unfortunately it is often overlooked. Many people assume that all fabrics are acid-free, but they aren't. Silk actually goes through an acid bath during manufacturing process, as well as many tie-dyed fabrics. This isn't to discourage you from using it, not all. Just try to make sure that no photos directly touch fabric, and if you need them to overlap, make sure there is a layer of paper between two.
Freelance Photography: How to Begin Your Career Written by Colin Hartness
Freelance Photography: How to Begin Your Career by Colin Hartness http://www.asaphotography.com
Photography is a vast world. There are many different types of photography and many different kinds of people that enjoy it. Itís a hobby that be relatively inexpensive or one that you can invest a lot of money on. Photos are so special because they give us memories of times and places and events in our lives. We can hold onto these memories forever with a photograph.
As much as people love photos, many people love taking them even more. Whether itís a mother who takes photos at every of her childrenís moments in life (first smile, first step, first spaghetti meal) or maybe itís father who never forgets his camera for a football or basketball game, or maybe itís young girl who loves nature hikes with her camera; these people are not exceptions. They all have an eye for those special moments and they all appreciate cameraís ability to capture that moment and freeze it in time forever.
What is Freelance Photography?
What if you love photography so much you wish you could do it for a living? I mean, you actually get paid for your photographs! But you work solely for yourself, selling each photo or series of photos individually. You donít have a boss. You work sometimes on assignment and you may sell to magazines. That is freelance photography.
Freelance photography may be your entire career or it may start out as something you do in your spare time but begin making money from it. Itís just like freelance writing in this sense that many people turn it into a career and enjoy freedom of working essentially for themselves on their own time and making money doing something they love doing anyway.
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