Sunday, June 30, 2013

Click. Groupon!

Gotta love Groupon! My colleague signed us up for a photography class in Central Park this weekend. The instructor is a landscape photographer and a pretty good teacher. I have been teaching myself photography in drips and drabs. I must say that an actual walking tour is the way to go. It's hands on learning. The light shifted enough during the 2.5  class, due to the time of day, that we were able to see what settings go with various types of light.

The biggest lessons I learned were how to pan (see biker) and the role of ISO and shutter speed. I still need a lot of work on my aperture and depth of field selections. But I also think that a 35 mm lens presents limitations to this technique.

I definitely need more lessons. But I feel good about what I know so far. Practice makes perfect.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Get It Scrapped CT Blog Hop

My name is Rosann. I am so excited to be a part of the team.

Get it Scrapped will help you learn design concepts and styles that will take your scrapbooks and storytelling to the next level - if indeed, that is what interests you. If it doesn't, that's ok, because there are plenty of fabulous layouts that you can just look at and admire.

If you do want to check out an issue, I recommend starting with the Canvas issue. Think outside the box and consider your scrapbook pages as works of art and not just photos glued on pretty paper.

To make it easy for you, use the coupon code giscttsrs60p to get the issue for 60% off from now until June 3rd. What have you got to lose? Nothing! Instead you will be learning little nuggests from talented artists like Anna Aspnes, Dina Wakley, Doris Sander, Emily Pitts & Lynnette Penacho.
I know I have learned a lot from my membership to Masterful Scrapbook Design. Here are a few layouts inspired by the Canvas issue. CRUSH uses Glimmer Mist to enhance the canvas.

THE MANY FACES OF RON, is a good example of a clean and graphic collage.

CUTIE shows how patterned paper backgrounds and fun embellishes continue to make your layouts a work of art. Creative cropping can also add visual interest to the story.

Finally, PERFECT DAY, show how a mated border can provide added interest to your layout. In this case, I drew a border by hand as a whimsical touch given the subject matter.
Check out the other team members' blogs to get more deals on more issues and GET IT SCRAPPED.

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