Scrap Happy | Sharing Photo Flow Tips

Hi, Kelly here! Welcome to the New Year! “Wow 2015” already, right? I cannot believe I am embarking on my 4th year of documenting our lives with project life. I am so excited and proud that I have been able to keep up with this personal goal! The results are so rewarding for both me and my family.
That being said, this journey hasn’t always been easy and I have learned a lot along the way! Some weeks speed along and I find myself worrying that I may not have taken enough pictures. Other weeks seem dull and I wonder what events will be the focus. In both of those cases, I find that a great digital kit will make the difference between boring and bold. It is so fun to watch your life unfold on paper.
Here are my pictures from this week in Lightroom

I have found that there are many moments that I would have loved to capture with my camera but my kids aren’t willing to be photographed. And trust me, forcing teenagers to be photographed is not something for the faint of heart.
My work around in this situation is to let them take their own pictures and have them share a couple. All three of my kids have iPhones and generally they like their own handy work better then mine. Truth be told, they are quite creative with their phones and I could learn a thing or two from them! I love seeing their lives through their lens. They are silly and fun. They take risks willingly! This tip has definitely made my pages more diverse in style and allowed me to incorporate events that I wasn’t even present to enjoy.

Throughout the cross of my week I upload pictures into Lightroom, a software program I use to organize my photos by date.  When I am ready to begin a weekly spread I look at all the pictures I have for that week and I edit my favorites. Depending on the kit and products I plan to use, I determine if I want my pictures to be color or black and white. I typically edit all of my pictures in color first and then tweak a couple in black and white especially when the color palette is too busy or distracting. I have found that every week is different and that I don’t have any hard and fast rules. I do like to layout my pictures within a template before I start adding digital papers and element. This allows me to see which pictures should be the focus and what items are worthy of journaling about. 


Above I am editing in Lightroom. Sometimes I edit in Photoshop
It depends on the quality of the image and the look I am trying to accomplish.
I am adding pictures into a template above, using Photoshop CC
I use Shoebox as a browser to see my digital kits. I can upload directly into Photoshop from Shoebox


 

Thanks for reading along. I hope you found something interesting along the way. Let me know if you have any questions!
connect with Kelly HERE on her blog 



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Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing your process. It makes it seem less daunting. And I LOVE the idea about using your kids' photos. 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing your process. It makes it seem less daunting. And I LOVE the idea about using your kids' photos. 🙂

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