How do you photograph your 12x12 layouts for the gallery?

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Posted 11/28/2012 by krista.m in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 485,761
October 2010
Posts: 51
Layouts: 2

Posted: 11/28/2012 9:46:23 AM
Hey P's, I've just started trying to post my layouts to the gallery. What is the best way to get the best photo of your layouts? Specifically lighting, cropping etc. TIA!


PeaNut 106,912
September 2003
Posts: 2,024
Layouts: 37
Loc: Tucson, AZ

Posted: 11/28/2012 9:58:02 AM
Use natural light. I usually just take pictures from my desk because it faces a sliding door so I have plenty light. Basically any way you can avoid the built in camera flash to hit the photo. Now you are going to ask: Well how do I do that? Well in a very painful way. You will have to get to know your camera . You will have to get your manual and figure out how to maybe turn your flash on or off. Maybe find that point were the automatic sensor won't shoot the flash. I use a little lite wood photo stand I got at Michaels for like 4 dollars with my 40% coupon and sometimes I use that. I really hope this helps.

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PeaNut 532,261
December 2011
Posts: 1,152
Layouts: 212
Loc: michigan

Posted: 11/28/2012 10:16:22 AM
I agree with the natural light. I usually take mine outdoors and get a shot in the natural sunlight...last week I couldn't take them out in sunny day so I shot them with the flash and they turned out awful! I can turn my flash off but I cannot get enough natural light indoors because my windows are small. I edit mine on the Window photo live gallery because you can crop to square and it turns out good, I am not this is my easy way.

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PeaNut 121,208
December 2003
Posts: 13,269
Layouts: 74
Loc: SCV, CA

Posted: 11/28/2012 2:07:47 PM
agree w/pp's...

luckily i've had access to a scanner so I can usually scan mine in


PeaNut 422,247
May 2009
Posts: 4,784
Layouts: 316
Loc: Queens NYC

Posted: 11/28/2012 3:06:20 PM
i use my cell so unless its not getting published i really dont care - but i make sure the lighting is good
wish i had a scanner

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PeaNut 485,761
October 2010
Posts: 51
Layouts: 2

Posted: 11/28/2012 3:59:48 PM
Thanks for the input and the suggestion to use Windows Live to edit the size. I also wish I had a scanner!


PeaNut 454,238
January 2010
Posts: 4,328
Layouts: 69
Loc: Central Louisiana

Posted: 11/28/2012 7:16:33 PM
I will probably have rotten vegetables thrown at me by the photog peas but I use my cell phone and I also Instagram it to resize it and then post via cell phone through the app.

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