My Ideas for Displaying & Saving Kids Artwork

My Ideas for Displaying & Saving Kids Artwork

Last week I finished photographing around three years worth of artwork and the resulting images are all now stored nice and neat on my hard drive.  Whilst this is great as it means it is all backed up - and out of the way! - I don't really like having things just stored digitally.  For me the whole point of keeping these is so that they can be enjoyed in years to come, but also in the here and now - people don't generally flip through a hard drive in quite the same way! 

So, I had two goals in mind when photographing the artwork - Firstly to have it out on display, and secondly to have it saved for long term, but in an accessible way.  Here's what I've done so far...

How to Photograph Children's Artwork

How to Photograph Children's Artwork

Every week my son will come home from school with at least two or three new works of art - and possibly a certificate or two - which up until now I've simply been tossing into a large storage basket. Even though not every single one makes it into the basket,  the pile is still getting pretty big, so to stop it from becoming overwhelming, I've decided to take action on the artwork! 

How to Bring your Photo Books to life with Video!

How to Bring your Photo Books to life with Video!

One of the things I have done differently this year to my family photo books was to add video to them!  This is such a fun little addition - hearing voices and sounds along with the photographs really helps bring some of them to life, especially videos of things like school performances or dancing, but even just hearing how voices sound adds a little extra! 

FREE Mother's Day Template: Create Your Own Interactive Photo Album!

FREE Mother's Day Template: Create Your Own Interactive Photo Album!

Give your mom an amazing gift with this FREE Mother's Day Template for creating your own Interactive album in Photoshop! 

I appreciate i'm a little early, but if you are anything like me, projects that used to take one or two days to complete now can take weeks instead, so I thought I'd post early to make sure you have enough time to use this Mother's Day Template if you wanted to! 

The idea for this album came about after my mother received a christmas card from my son. It was the first time she had been given anything with his handwriting, and there were tears in her eyes as she read it. (bless her, she also wanted to frame it!) I knew then that a little book with some recent photographs, along with his writing and drawings would make a perfect gift for Mother's Day, so this album was created. I love it so much that I thought I'd share it with you guys if you wanted it too. 

Guest Post: How I Document My Days & Record Family Memories

I'm so excited to have a wonderful photographer and friend share with us on the blog today! Estelle is a mum of 3 who loves to photograph her family and their everyday life, and creates beautiful albums with her images using Project Life.  I so love this idea as a way of recording memories and using lifestyle images, that I asked her to tell me how she does it: the result is this blog post! Over to Estelle….

Beginners Guide To Instagram

A few months ago I joined Instagram and I didn't have a CLUE what I was doing, so in a post I asked if someone could explain Instagram to me like I was 5 years old (in particular hashtags!) Some kind person did, but there were a few comments and emails from people saying THEY didn't understand Instagram either and would like it explained to them! The result is my beginners guide to Instagram…..