Picture Tips

5 posts / 0 new
Last post
Joined: 06/06/02
Posts: 233
Picture Tips

I am writing an article for a magazine article writing class but sick kids and a computer crash kept me from having full access to people and the computer!

Can you all give me some tips on taking pictures for scrap books and cropping the pics?

What's the most people you like to have in a photo? Do most of your pictures come from a portrait studio or do you arrange them yourselves?

Thanks in advance!

I have ten years of photos so I will be over here more often between semesters!

mommys's picture
Joined: 05/08/06
Posts: 6264

Your questions are tough. I'd guess you do not scrap much based on your questions, but maybe you do and they are just not things I think about.

Can you all give me some tips on taking pictures for scrap books and cropping the pics? I just try to capture important and fun moments. My goal is to capture the memories. Cropping the pics is dependent on the layout that I'm working on. I crop the picture while I'm making a page. Sometimes I want a close up or a cutout, other times I want the whole picture.

What's the most people you like to have in a photo? Do most of your pictures come from a portrait studio or do you arrange them yourselves? There is no limit on the people in a picture. Remember, we are scrapping the memory, not a specific type of photo. I'm not sure what you mean by "arrange them yourselves" vs from a portrait studio. For the most part, I scrap the pictures that I have taken.

sadieruth's picture
Joined: 06/09/05
Posts: 6169

Can you all give me some tips on taking pictures for scrap books and cropping the pics? I agree, tough questions. I think that simple moments, one that aren't huge, are the most fun to scrap. Simple things, like bath time, sleeping, eating, things that are done often, but such wonderful memories. Of course scrap the big moments too though! Cropping is up to your LO. This can't be answered until you are scrapping those pics in my opinion.

What's the most people you like to have in a photo? Do most of your pictures come from a portrait studio or do you arrange them yourselves? It doesn't matter how many people. Of course you want to be able to make out the faces! Most of my pictures come from me. I have one page out of a year's worth of actual portrait pics. One scrapper here does a professional scrapbook, which I love the idea of.

Hope that helps! Can't wait to see your work! Biggrin

coolmama72's picture
Joined: 10/20/01
Posts: 8185

I just take lots of pictures whenever the mood strikes me. Gotta love digital! I capture MANY every day moments, because childhood is fleeting and I want to remember the little things. I don't tend to zoom in on my subjects because I don't want to lose resolution while taking the picture. I do some cropping on the actual prints to work with the page I'm doing. I don't think about the cropping when I get the photos printed, it's just something I do when I'm ready.

As far as number of people in the pictures, it all depends on who's around when I'm snapping away. Wink It's not something I think about. But I guess when it comes to scrapbooking, I'm more inclined to use photos with 1-3 people in it, maybe including larger groups if it represents the page I'm working on.

I have separate albums for professional pictures, but I don't consider them the bulk of what I do.

Don't know if that helps you. Wink Good luck with the writing!

MommyCB's picture
Joined: 05/04/06
Posts: 7623

My main tip is Always have the camera ready or at hand. I never know when a great picture memory will arise. My DS is always learning something new or doing something silly, and those moments mean the most to me. Hope that helps with your paper.