It's a common problem: What do you do when you want to scrapbook an event, but the pictures are terrible?
Last fall, Trevor and I participated in a fitness event called SoFitCity, a friendly competition amongst the cities in our county to see who would win the title for having the most participants do one of the runs. Trevor and I did the Family Fun Run. Obviously, running and photography don't go together all that well. We bumped into a friend right before the start and had her take a picture of us together wearing our race numbers. During the race, I zoomed ahead of Trevor around the midpoint to take a picture of him running. Then I stopped running near the end so I could fall back and take a picture of him about to cross the finish line. None of the pictures turned out great, but I really did want to document the event. My solution was to print them small, group them together, and keep the layout really, really simple.
It's not the greatest layout ever, but it's in the album and the memory is recorded, despite the mediocre photos.
Oh, and for the record, our city won the SoFitCity title. That made a fun day even more awesome.
Scrapping Bad Pictures
Cindy deRosier has a masters in Education and taught for 11 years. She uses that experience to blog about kids crafts and family-friendly educational travel. She is the Editor of Fun Family Crafts, a website with over 12,000 kid-friendly craft tutorials. Cindy is the co-author of "What Would Jesus Patent?" and does freelance writing and designing.
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I still scrap the not so great photos ... it is still good to document them! LOVING this! LOVING the colors!!ReplyDelete
i always scrap bad photos! looks greatReplyDelete
Sometimes you just gotta scrap those bad pictures if that's all you have!ReplyDelete
Your pictures don't look bad at all...perhaps it's the way you scrapped them, but I think they look just fine!
I don't think the pictures aren't great either. I think they worked out very well. Fabulously scrapped Cindy!ReplyDelete
Ahh we've all been there! Great idea to have the photos small. I sometimes add memorabilia when I have bad photos to help preserve the memory of the event/place/etc, as well the bad photos of course.ReplyDelete
I think the layout and photos turned out great! :) I'm always sad though, when I think I've captured a great moment, and then realize there was a smudge on the lens and all the photos blurry?!? I totally did that, bummer. :( I try to salvage what I can. Sometimes it's just the lighting, and a little Photoshop or an Instagram-type action can help it. Love this layout though, you'd never know these weren't perfect pics! :)ReplyDelete
It turned out great in the end. :)ReplyDelete
P/s: I just print my photos smaller when they don't turn out great. Or print them in black and white.
This is great!!! Such a great memory!ReplyDelete
Sometimes, you just have to use what you have. I think this is an awesome layout!!! :)ReplyDelete