Inside: how to organize your digital and printed family photos without being overwhelmed!   I recently decided to organize my photos. LOL!! That might sounds like an easy task but it was much harder than I thought… There were TOO MANY photos both printed and digital and I was very close to be completely overwhelmed by this number and give up the entire project. But then I decided to approach this in a systematic way and come up with a formula that will make my work easier.     HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR FAMILY PHOTOS There are two types of family photos: printed and digital photos. I tackled them both and I’ll share with you my formula for organizing both types.   DE-CLUTTER DIGITAL FAMILY PHOTOS In the digital age and mobile phones we don’t think twice before taking a photo so we end up with too many photos in our computer. The worse thing is that we just dump …


Inside: how to take photos to match any scrapbook or mini album and how to make sure your photos turn out the best!   I have been making scrapbook pages for a long time and lately I find myself “directing” the photo to match a scrapbook page I have envisioned in my mind.  Instead of capturing the moment I create it… that doesn’t feel right. After all the purpose of a scrapbook page is to document what’s happening right?     TAKE THE BEST PHOTOS FOR SCRAPBOOK PAGES Now a days with a camera in our phones and no film in it we take so many photos, but how many really capture the moment and the story we want to tell? How do we make sure we take good photos that document what we want but will also look good on a scrapbook page?   HOW TO TAKE PHOTOS FOR SCRAPBOOK PAGES We are not professional photographers and we don’t …

Great Photos: Top 10 Tips You Need to Know

You definitely want to pay attention to the 10 tips for great photos that I’m sharing today. It’s true that a lot of people don’t develop their photos anymore, which is very unfortunate in my mind. But Taking photos is still very popular and each of out smart phones is a living proof of that. So weather or not you develop your photos, use them in a layout or a project or just leave them on your computer you will agree with me that everyone wants their photos to look great. You still want to post them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest etc. and even if you just share them with your family pretty photos are better.10 Tips for Great PhotosPay attention to the background. Sometimes we are so focused on capturing the photo’s subject that we don’t notice in the background the kid picking his nose, the telephone pole, or the the cluttered living room with all the toys on …

Photography Tips – Getting Silly with it

We always take nice proper photos with a nice background or a captivating close up. We make sure they are interesting, beautiful and of course scrapbooking suitable! How about taking some funny photos? I have to say it was not my idea, it was my kids’. They took the camera and started having fun by putting a plastic bag over my head and taking pictures. It was really funny and I played along! I also created a whimsical, fun and colorful layout   If scrapbooking is all about telling stories about our daily lives what better way to capture all those family precious moments with funny, goofy and silly photos. They can show that hidden wild side in dad, all the funny things your son likes to do or even or even bring out the inner child in grandma. So try to have fun with your photos and get silly with it! Have fun creating!Einat

Photography Tips – Don't be a director!

If you want good, special one of a kind photos don’t be a director! What I mean is don’t tell your subject: “sit, stand, move to the right” etc… These photos usually look artificial and even boring. Really good photos are achieved in one of two ways:1. Take the photo when your subject is busy or doesn’t pay attention. This way you can capture them in their natural authentic state. It works especially well with kids: the best photos of kids are when they’re playing or busy doing something. 2. Go to the extreme. If you want to plan your photos or direct your subject add something crazy or funny. This will make the photo unique and interesting and will capture the essence of a person. Look at what my kids decided to take a picture of….me with a plastic bag on my head…I think it’s one of my best photos, funny and unconventional..   So next time if you …

Photography Tips: Standing in the presence of history

Taking pictures of faces up close is good. You can see the person’s feelings and thoughts and the photo almost pops off the page. But sometimes you want or need to take a few steps back and take the picture from a distance. This is a DT layout for My Punch’s Kit of the Month Club that had just the right stuff for my layout. Usually a photo from a distance is necessary when you want to capture the view or something in the background. In this layout I wanted the entire map to fit in the photo. So, don’t be afraid to take pictures that capture more than just the person. You can always take two photos: one from up close and one from a distance. A combination of the two will make a great layout! Have fun creating! Einat

Photography tips – take a picture of yourself

Sometimes you want to remember a special event or day by having a photo of you in it and there is no one around to take your photo. Sometimes there are plenty of people who can take your photo you just don’t want to give them your camera, and sometimes you just want to be goofy and take funny photos. What do you do? You take a photo of yourself! You simply hold the camera, turn it, stretch your hands and press the button. Usually it takes more than one photo to make it right because it’s very hard to aim. These photos are really fun to scrap because they are kind of silly and the people in the photos don’t always look right, so these photos make very funny layouts. Here are a few of my examples… Try it it’s fun! Have fun creating! Einat

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