Article written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Windows 7
What do you think of when someone says “spring”? Insects are not the first thing I think of, but somehow that’s what I ended up featuring in this digital scrapbooking assignment!
Most of us take many, many photos of an event or subject. Sometimes there’s that WOW! photo that begs to be scrapbooked all by itself. As many of you know by now, though, I love featuring lots of photos on a page. The photos may just be a group taken on the same day or the same trip, usually featuring various members of my family.
My favorite series of photos tells a story, as in photojournalism. In the digital scrapbooking layout below, I was a chaperone on a school field trip to our county conservation park. We were lucky enough to see a damselfly larva metamorphose right in front of our eyes into an adult damselfly. Even the instructor had only seen it twice in 30-some years of teaching! I, of course, took a series of photos capturing the different stages as the larva emerged as an adult.
To better highlight this series on my layout, I used a series of digital photo frames and attached a decorative number to each to show where it was in the progression of the story. In the focal photo, I used an embossing technique I learned recently from fellow layout artist, Joyce Schardt.
See what kinds of stories you can tell with your next photography session! Remember to share your digital scrapbooking layouts with us in the Scrap Girls Gallery.
Article written by Cheri Thieleke