Photo Tips – Shutter Speed/Time

How fast do I want to snap this photo?  That is the question you should ask yourself when you are setting your shutter speed in manual mode.  How much natural light is available when you are taking the photo has a direct relationship to how fast you want to snap the photo.  So if you are in low light you will need to hold your shutter open longer and if it is a bright situation you will need it to open and close quickly.

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Shutter Speed = Time

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Fur Buddies Scrapbooking Borders

Furry friends are the best, aren’t they? Many of us love our pets so much we take oodles of pictures of them and dedicate entire albums to capturing the special bonds we share with them. The Fur Buddies Paper and Stickers are PURR-fectly wonderful for those fun and lovable pages, and I couldn’t wait to get my PAWS on the new Paw Prints Border maker Cartridge to make some borders. Hope you DIG ’em!

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Photo Tips – Aperture/F-Stop

Ready to learn about aperture/F-stop? I am going to share a few tips with you about how to get started setting your aperture.

The first step is to decide what you are trying to achieve from the photo you want to take, blurred background, everything in focus, stop action, blurred action. If you are trying to blur your background or keep everything in focus it is your aperture you are going to set first. When beginning it is a good idea to go 50 percent manual and you do this by using the A(Nikon) or AV(Canon) mode found on the dial on the top of your camera. In this mode you set the f-stop and the camera chooses the correct shutter speed to balance the light meter in your camera.

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Challenge 7: Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop

Today has FLOWN by.  I am guessing because we have had so much FUN spending the day together.

Were you able to complete projects?  Did you learn something along the way?  We hope that we have inspired you just a little bit.

Thank you SO much for joining us.  We saw amazing projects come through today!

Let’s finish off the day by creating some banners/flags.

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Challenge 6: Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop

Who doesn’t love to get a beautiful card in the mail?

Well, imagine their face when it is handmade (with love).

Let’s add some sunshine to a loved ones face by creating a window card.

We will show you a couple of different ways to create the “window”, and then we’d love to take a peek into your “window”.

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Challenge 5: Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop

Are you having FUN yet?  We sure are!

The air is crisp, the sun is shining, and we are SCRAPBOOKING!

Right now arrows and chevrons are all the rage, and there are SO many ways in which you can create them.  We are going to show you a couple of different ways to do that on your scrapbook pages.

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Challenge 4: Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop

Welcome back!

Now that we have all had our cup or cups of coffee/tea/etc, I am sure that the creative juices are flowing.

Do you love giving small handmade gifts?  This next challenge will be the solution to giving a small, yet meaningful handmade gift for a loved one.

All you have to do is use whatever paper theme you would like, add a few photos, and wrap a ribbon around it, and you have the PERFECT gift!

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Challenge 3: Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop

Happy Saturday!  We are so glad that you are able to join us for the 2017 National Scrapbook Day Virtual Crop!

The sun is shining here in New South Wales, and we are supposed to have a gorgeous Autumn day, but that isn’t going to stop me from doing a little scrapping today.  I am just going to open the windows and let the fresh air flow through the house.

Got your tea?  (….and chocolate?)  I can’t scrap without those 2 basics.  Oh, and some Sweet Potato Chips too.  What about you?  What is your go-to scrapping snack?

Did you get a chance to join us last night to create a couple of projects?  We will be giving those prizes away momentarily……

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Challenge 2: Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop

Hi Everyone!  Glad you are able to join us on National Scrapbook Day!

Did you get a chance to check out the first challenge and learn how to incorporate “doodling” onto your scrapbook pages?

We hope to inspire you with our projects, and can’t wait to see what you create and share with us!

Make sure that you are following us on the Facebook Event Page—so you don’t miss a beat!

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Welcome to the National Scrapbook Day Virtual Crop: Challenge 1

WELCOME!

We are so glad that you have joined us for our National Scrapbook Day Virtual Crop!

If you haven’t already, you will want to join us right on our Facebook Event Page!

If you have not RSVP’d saying that you will join us — you can do so now!

Here are some tips to best prepare for this event:

Gather some photos and scrappy supplies, get comfy clothes (or jammies) on, and crop the afternoon and evening today,  and all day tomorrow- away with us from the comfort of your home.

We will host several challenges throughout the next day and a half from our Facebook Event Page to inspire you (all Australian Eastern Time): 4pm, 8pm, and tomorrow at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.

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