|Posted: 1/30/2013 1:25:52 PM|
I am not much of a discussion starter, but in light of Deannas prompt to see if we can get this board going, I thought I would ask:
Has technology changed the way that you scrap? I see so many pages these days using instagram photos, instax, cell phone shots,etc... So many new ways of preserving memories.I have to say some are very eyecatching and some of the photography is quite nice. Sometimes though-not quite as crisp and clear as traditional photography might be.
For myself, I just can't do it. When I first started scrapbooking, my photography skills left alot to be desired and I was so envious of peas that I would see here who were excellent photographers. I worked hard to get better at photography, invested in a good DSLR camera, and tried to learn everything about it that I could (still have LOTS to learn). For me, I feel that I would someday regret not having lugged my camera all over to get those "good shots" if you know what I mean. And when I put them on a page, I want them to be seen--4x6 or larger mostly--sometimes wallet. Maybe I just need a better cell phone camera, lol!!!
What says the Pubsters about this new trend??
To Pea or Not to Pea
|Posted: 1/30/2013 2:41:47 PM|I only take photos with my DSLR. I guess I'm more of a traditionalist too.
My daughter takes plenty with her iPod and posts them on Instagram, but I haven't tried printing any of them yet.
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Loc: River Ridge, Louisiana
|Posted: 1/30/2013 4:18:59 PM|
I'm also a traditionalist! I almost ALWAYS print my photos (taken with my DSLR) in 4x6, rarely smaller.
Of course this could all change once I get a smart phone. lol
|Posted: 1/30/2013 5:49:13 PM|
Other than the digital camera I like to blog about every day events. That way I can refer back to events and I already have my journaling.
Loc: Ontario, Canada
|Posted: 1/30/2013 6:20:33 PM|
I use my DSLR all the time too. I have only used my camera phone once or twice. I do put to pictures on a 4x6 to be printed. Mostly I print 4x6 and cut them down.
Loc: scenic New Hampshire
|Posted: 1/30/2013 6:38:01 PM|
Aside from affecting the type of camera I use (my phone, my iPod or my regular digital camera) I think in genearl I use technology less now than I did when I first started scrapping a decade ago. Back then it was all about finding the perfect font, and I did 99% of my journaling on the computer. Somewhere along the line I realized that my kids may find my stories more readable when printed on a computer, but I think that they are more meaningful when written in my own handwriting. So I've shifted my focus, and do about 85% handwritten journaling.
If I ever find out how to use my Cameo properly, I may have to revise that statement! That is the only recent technology that would have an impact on my scrapping this year.
Loc: Southern California
|Posted: 1/30/2013 6:39:31 PM|
I do love playing with my phone camera, especially my Hipstamatic camera. Makes for some neat and usual looks. I have used some of these but only to be different. I too, love my good camera, take it to get good pics and love to use those. Some new technology for me too is my Cricut. Something I would have loved earlier in my scrapping adventura.
|Posted: 1/30/2013 9:44:26 PM|I mostly use my digital camera... my phone doesn't take very good photos but I have seen some amazing shots caught with a camera phone. I really do like the convenience of being able to whip out my phone to snap a shot. Sometimes lugging around a larger camera is kind of rough.
All those photo apps are way too much fun to play around with too. But I do agree I like having the larger, standard photo on my pages. I want to SEE the photo... not squint.
Loc: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
|Posted: 1/31/2013 1:39:15 AM|
The internet for inspiration - I love pinterest!
Facebook for sharing photos and I plan to use status updates in my PL
Instagram is awesome
Plus buying products online is a totally different experience to buying things in person. I love watching trends and seeing what is coming out. It deffinately influences the way I scrap
Oh - and You Tube videos - how great are youtube videos
|Posted: 1/31/2013 8:07:14 AM|I am guilty of ditching my DSLR in favor of my phone camera It takes great shots (i have an iphone 4s) and just seems less intrusive than my big camera. that being said, i've made it a goal this month to take more "real" photos with my DSLR and stop being laze!
one thing that has really changed my scrapping is my silhouette cameo. i almost always include a die-cut title on my pages and i love being able to customize exactly what I need down to the color, font, and size. love it!
Loc: In the Scrap room!
|Posted: 1/31/2013 9:30:01 AM|
I don't have one of those fancy phones with a camera. We use our two cameras. a very small canon, and a bigger panasonic. I get phone photos from my kids and grandkids though. I use some photos that were posted on facebook--not good quality.
My scrapping itself has changed though--I went from paper to digi--and I love it!! I love the convenience of it, the digi--scrap world is so uplifting and helpful. I love that I don't make a mess every time I scrap--actually, the part I like best is not CLEANING UP the mess!!
Check out my blog here: http://scrappygram.blogspot.com
Happily Creating for these wonderful designers Polka Dot Pixils, Jen Martakis, Just Jaimee, and Dianne Rigdon here at 2 peas!
|Posted: 1/31/2013 4:46:24 PM|
I think joining Instagram is going to push me into using smaller photos. Way more of my everyday photos are being taken with my iPhone than SLR.
And that'll be a huge change for me because I usually like nice big photos and lots of them.
|Posted: 1/31/2013 5:58:31 PM|
Love reading everyones answers here--really wanting to upgrade to a smart phone and try the instagram thing. Hadn't thought about the changes that the Cameo/Cricut has had on our scrapping--that has also had such a huge impact as others have mentioned!
Loc: B.C., Canada
|Posted: 2/1/2013 9:30:18 AM|
I really like to use Photoshop so I can print different sizes of my pictures.
I don't have a smart phone but my husband does so I've been scrapping a lot of his photos lately which is really different for me!
Dabbling in Digi
Loc: Behind a laptop in the Pacific Northwest
|Posted: 2/1/2013 4:22:23 PM|
Like Deanna, I don't have any fancy camera, not even a decent cell phone one. I use a cheap Fuji digi camera, but I'm ok with the photos I get. I don't use FB or other photos since they are low resolution unless it's the only option then I make them smaller on my page. But the biggest change is going from paper scrapper (collector) to digi scrapper. I love being able to scrap anywhere I can take my laptop. Everything is reusable, resizeable, recolorable, and NO MESS. I can print individaul pages multiple times in multiple sizes, or put them into a book and print them as a table top style book (although I've never done that). There isn't much paper scrapping wise I can't imitate digitally so I'm happy with this change.
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|Posted: 2/1/2013 4:56:41 PM|
It has definitely changed the way I scrap. Since getting my iPhone and going down the Instagram road I've made several layouts and a mini album using just instagram photos.
Like Lisa, I sometimes need something a little less intrusive and just don't want to lug the big camera out. I do still love my Canon though and and have made it a point to get it out several times a week since moving to Japan last summer.
Loc: South Carolina
|Posted: 2/2/2013 9:56:42 AM|
I do a mixture of photos. Mainly, my Nikon and Cannon digital cameras, but my daughter takes some pretty awesome photos of the grands with her iPhone and if I'm outdoors I can do pretty well on my iPad. I'm not a main stream 4 x 6 person. I fit the photo to the layout. I'm finishing up one that has 12 2.75 x 1.85 photos. And I just printed one for the next layout that is 4 x 8 ish. So I guess the answer is Yes! LOL