1. Take Your Digital Camera Everywhere
Carrying your digital camera everywhere you go is easier than ever. Nearly everyone has a digital camera, and their small size makes them extremely convenient to carry. In addition, the ubiquitous cell phone tends to have a digital camera as one of its accessories. That makes taking photos on the fly even easier.
2. There’s No Such Thing As A Bad Photo
That picture you deleted today because you were having a bad hair day or your eyes were closed might actually look better to you 10 years from now. Don’t discount the value of photographs just because someone is making a face or gets caught with their mouth open. You will find that the passage of time makes these imperfect photos even more charming than the ones that are perfectly posed.
3. Create Personalized Photo Albums
If you have spent decades creating the perfect family photo album, you will have difficulty passing those photos down to your children when they become adults and leave home. If you create individual albums, in addition to your family album, you can highlight each child’s birthdays and accomplishments in a separate book. When your children get married or have children, you can give their individual albums to them as a gift. That way they can carry on the tradition.
4. Family Scrapbooks Can Contain More Than Photographs
You can include certificates of accomplishment, movie theater stubs, concert tickets, report cards, and any other paper ephemera that makes your scrapbook special. Don’t forget to use scrapbooking paper and stickers to make your pictures really stand out and make every page fun.
5. Include Older Photos In Your Family Scrapbook
Old black and white photographs, faded Polaroid pictures from the 1970s and 1980s, strips of photos from photo booths can all be included in your family scrapbook. If you have great old pictures of your parents, aunts and uncles, feel free to sprinkle them among the newer pictures on the pages of your family scrapbook.
6. Don’t Be Afraid To Use Photoshop
You don’t have to airbrush your thighs like they do to the models on the covers of fashion magazines, but you can use software to make an ex-husband or old boyfriend disappear if necessary. Although it’s perfectly acceptable for some people to leave in photos of their prom date, other people want to eliminate all traces of their exes from their lives. Whether it’s your ex-boyfriend, or your daughter’s former best friend, if the ghost of an old relationship is haunting an otherwise perfect photograph, feel free to erase them from the picture.
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