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 replacedrepparttar 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 fromrepparttar 146161 outside elements.

Film versus Digital for Weddings

Written 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 believerepparttar root to this question lies on misinformation aboutrepparttar 145852 different qualities of film and digital.


For a photographer with no computer experience or who does not want to spendrepparttar 145853 time correcting digital files film isrepparttar 145854 way to go. Film allowsrepparttar 145855 photographer to photograph a wedding or event and atrepparttar 145856 end ofrepparttar 145857 day be done withrepparttar 145858 process. Whenrepparttar 145859 time comes to printrepparttar 145860 photographsrepparttar 145861 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 hasrepparttar 145862 edge. It can handle them better without blowingrepparttar 145863 highlights.


The greatest advantage for digital isrepparttar 145864 control ofrepparttar 145865 photographic process inrepparttar 145866 hands ofrepparttar 145867 artist. The photographer is not longer atrepparttar 145868 mercy ofrepparttar 145869 lab to produce a photo that reflects his inspiration and vision.

Digital allowsrepparttar 145870 photographer to shoot more frames withoutrepparttar 145871 expense of film and development, which can translate into a more complete coverage. Afterrepparttar 145872 eventrepparttar 145873 photographer simply edits outrepparttar 145874 bad photos and you asrepparttar 145875 customer end up withrepparttar 145876 best selection ofrepparttar 145877 day. The digital medium is ideal for backup. Multiple copies ofrepparttar 145878 event can simultaneously exist in different locations inrepparttar 145879 event of a catastrophe. With film there is always only one copy ofrepparttar 145880 negatives, which could be duplicated, butrepparttar 145881 second copy suffers significant quality degradation. With digital it is possible to produce different versions ofrepparttar 145882 same photo including black and white, color, sepia, etc. through a very simple process.

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