But today, I want to post about something different. Many of you know that when I'm feeling up to it, I try to spend some time doing something creative that I enjoy. That something is digital scrapbooking. I also enjoy photography. I'm no professional but I long to take good quality photos and have spent the past few months practicing on my furbabies. :) I have discovered, though, that there are two things that can make or break photos. #1 - having a good lens (something other than a kit lens) for your DSLR is a must. I spent $100 on a lens and it's the best $100 I've invested in my camera. #2 - having a decent flash. The pop-up flash is just not good and when using it for indoor pics you'll not be able to avoid the harsh dark shadows that make it look so unnatural. Good photos are all about good lighting and so for my b'day this year, I asked for a mid line canon speed light and I am so glad I got it! I've been able to take much better pics of my babies inside and have light that looks natural instead of harsh.
Anyway, this past month, I decided to finally combine the two and I finally made my first digital scrapbooking/photo book. I've had a lot of yucky days in the past month but when I actually felt I could concentrate for a bit and sit up for awhile, I've been working on this project on my computer. It's finally done and I can't wait til it gets here but in the mean time, here's a few previews of the book I made. Also note that I used the digital scrapbooking kit called "Because" by Paislee Press to make the pages you see below.
|1 Photo LO|
|Wording LO for separating sections of different pictures.|
|4 pictures grid style LO|
|2 Photo LO|
|A favorite of mine!|
Thanks, again, for reading and I hope that as each month passes, things will start to improve. I thank you so much for your continued prayers and encouragement! We need it!!