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taking great photos

For many a scrapbooker, it's the photos that got them into the hobby to begin with. I know for me, my pace of taking photos accelerated rapidly right around the time I began scrapbooking. Not sure if it was becoming a scrapbooker or a Mom that caused this. Probably a bit of both. ;) But none-the-less, I'm much more interested in photography than I was before I became a scrapbooker.
Scrapbooking is such a multi-dimensional hobby. And there are many opportunities to get hung-up or stuck. As I talked about last week, having printed photos is a must to scrapbook. (I know…pretty profound isn't it?) But even more fundamental, is having the photos to print. The more you love your photos, the more inspired you will be to scrapbook.
Sometimes, easier said than done.
Photography is such an art and a science. I'm always looking for ways to improve my photography skills. One of my favorite ways to do this is to study the photos of great photographers.
Below are a few of my favorite places to see inspiring photos—especially photos of people. Get ready to be inspired…
Elisha Snow is another fabulous photographer. She's hosting the Simple Scrapbooks Studio Blog this week…and is offering great tips and resources for photography. Check it out here:  http://www.simplescrapbooksmag.com/studio/blog/
Now that you're inspired, remember this. The very best way to take better photos is to take more photos! Look for an excuse to play with your camera as often as you can—not just on the big photo events…like the annual trip to the pumpkin farm. Sometimes it's the daily glimpses of life that make for the most inspiring (and scrapbookable*) photos of all. 
(*Have I mentioned yet that I like to make up words?)

posted on: 10/24/2007 2:00:00 PM by Aby Garvey
category: Memorabilia

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Aby Garvey is a professional organizer who specializes in helping people implement fun and creative organizing solutions in their homes and personal lives, creating space for the people and activities they truly love. She is the founder of simplify101.com, a columnist for Organize Magazine, author of The Happy Scrapper and co-author of The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker.

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