Photography Information

A New Way to Use Old Snapshots


If you're like me, you have hundreds of photographs sitting in envelopes. Pictures from birthday parties, weddings, family gatherings, anniversaries, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas. You have already put the best snapshots into albums and these are leftovers. You don't want to throw them away, but you also don't know what to do with them.

Instead of letting your snapshots take up space and contribute to the clutter in your home, use them to make collages (at a cost of less than $10 each) that you can give as Christmas gifts to family and friends. Here's how:

  • Assess your collection of pictures. Do you have several dozen of your spouse or significant other? Your parents? Your children? Grandparents? A friend? A beloved pet? Decide which person would like to receive these pictures and divide them into groups accordingly.

  • Buy a picture frame with glass (either 5x7 or 8x10) for each collage you are going to make. Department stores sometimes have sales on picture frames, and you can often purchase a suitable frame for $5 or less.

  • Cut a sheet of paper (use cardstock, 24# paper or light cardboard) to match the size of the opening on the picture frame.

  • Cut out the background of the pictures, leaving just the people (or pets). Cut out enough pictures to cover the sheet of paper.

  • Arrange the cut-out pictures on the paper. Mix and match and experiment. Try placing the pictures at different angles.

  • After you have an idea of how you would like to arrange the pictures, glue them to the paper. (Check the label to make sure that you can use the glue with photographs.) Cover the entire sheet of paper with pictures.

  • When the glue is dry, insert the paper into the frame.

    Collages are not only a good way to use your old snapshots, but the recipients also will cherish them for years to come as a special and thoughtful gift.

    © 2003 LeAnn R. Ralph

    About The Author

    LeAnn R. Ralph is a freelance writer in Wisconsin, is the editor of the Wisconsin Regional Writer (the quarterly publication of the Wisconsin Regional Writers' Assoc.) and is the author of the book: Christmas In Dairyland (True Stories From a Wisconsin Farm) (August 2003; trade paperback) http://ruralroute2.com

    bigpines@ruralroute2.com


    MORE RESOURCES:
    This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


    Digital Trends

    The top-selling digital photography book can be yours for free now
    Digital Trends
    The Northrups have been posting regular photography videos on YouTube for the last six years, and have built up a solid fan base over that time. The channel covers a variety of subject matter that includes photo tips, camera reviews, and software guides.



    iMore (press release) (blog)

    iPhone Photography Awards 2018
    iMore (press release) (blog)
    I've been doing photography and working in the user experience design field for long time. I was fascinated by changing user behavior with the introduction of the iPhone. Almost every iPhone user I observed was using the camera for capturing moments.
    Winning Imagery from the iPhone Photography Awards 2018Cool Hunting
    From SE to the X: check out the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards winnersPhone Arena
    The best shots at the iPhone Photography Awards 2018. Photowww.MICEtimes.asia (press release)

    all 6 news articles »


    New York Times

    At Arles Festival, 7 Promising Photographers to Watch
    New York Times
    These are a few of the questions raised by photographers from places including China, France, Poland, Switzerland and Turkey whose works are on display at the Rencontres d'Arles photography festival, which runs through Sept. 23. These are edited ...



    Fstoppers

    Amazon's Second-Best-Selling Photography Book Is Now Available for Free Download
    Fstoppers
    The second-best-selling photography book of all time in the ‚ÄúDigital Photography‚ÄĚ section of Amazon has been made available for free download by its authors, who are currently celebrating reaching one million subscribers on YouTube. Photographers Tony ...



    9to5Mac

    These are the winners of the 11th annual iPhone Photography ...
    9to5Mac
    The annual iPhone Photography Awards have recognized the best images taken with the iPhone over the last 11 years, and now the winners of this year have ...
    Apple CEO Tim Cook Congratulates 2018 iPhone Photography ...Mac Rumors
    See photos from this year's 11th annual iPhone Photography AwardsAppleInsider

    all 5 news articles »



    Fstoppers

    Get a New Perspective on Aerial Photography With a 360-Degree Camera
    Fstoppers
    Drones have given us an entirely new perspective in photography and videography but, of course, they aren't the final frontier. This video from PhotoshopCAFE offers a different take on aerial photography and shows you how to do it. Host Colin Smith ...



    HuffPost

    The 2018 iPhone Photography Awards Prove You Don't Need A ...
    HuffPost
    Ever since the release of the first iPhone, the iPhone Photography Awards have honored the true masters of mobile photography. Now in its 11th year, we're ...
    Winning images from the 2018 iPhone Photography awards ...Australian Photography + digital

    all 13 news articles »


    Fstoppers

    Talent, Not Tools, Will Determine the Quality of Your Photography
    Fstoppers
    Today, I state the obvious. But sometimes even the most obvious things can be easy to forget. I got an email yesterday from a talented young photographer. The aspiring professional asked a very logical question, one that I myself would've asked when I ...



    WZTV

    FERRIER FILES: A dangerous game: Abandoned building photography
    WZTV
    That is a type of wedding photographer who captures very few posed photos. He is looking for moments. The natural emotion of the day. What most people don't know is that there is another side to Jay Farrell's photography, a temptation he can't resist.


    Google News

  • home | site map | Seashell Photography
    © 2006