What is Scrapbooking?Written by Edward Santosh
What is Scrapbooking?
Do you remember those days as a kid pasting newspaper clippings onto paper and bundling dozens of papers together with some fancy ribbon or a string? Do you also remember all of your hard work falling apart two months later?
Now there's a grown up way to save and preserve your treasures: Scrapbooking.
The concept behind scrapbooking hasn't changed since grade school. You can still place photographs, newspaper clippings, poems, and tickets into your scrapbook to display and preserve your memories.
However, scrapbooking techniques and tools have matured substantially since you were a kid. Scrapbooking albums have replaced messy bundles of paper. These albums are generally bound or placed in a three-ring binder. In this way, your hard work won't fall apart. Furthermore, new specialized covers allow protection from outside elements.
Film versus Digital for WeddingsWritten by Juan Carlos Torres
As a professional Oregon wedding photographer I get this question asked more than anything else. Rarely will somebody ask me about my wedding photography education, awards, or professional memberships. I believe root to this question lies on misinformation about different qualities of film and digital.
For a photographer with no computer experience or who does not want to spend time correcting digital files film is way to go. Film allows photographer to photograph a wedding or event and at end of day be done with process. When time comes to print photographs photo lab will take care of color balance adjustments and retouching. From a technical aspect film has a wider dynamic range than digital. This means than in high contrast scenes film has edge. It can handle them better without blowing highlights.
The greatest advantage for digital is control of photographic process in hands of artist. The photographer is not longer at mercy of lab to produce a photo that reflects his inspiration and vision.
Digital allows photographer to shoot more frames without expense of film and development, which can translate into a more complete coverage. After event photographer simply edits out bad photos and you as customer end up with best selection of day. The digital medium is ideal for backup. Multiple copies of event can simultaneously exist in different locations in event of a catastrophe. With film there is always only one copy of negatives, which could be duplicated, but second copy suffers significant quality degradation. With digital it is possible to produce different versions of same photo including black and white, color, sepia, etc. through a very simple process.