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Posted 1/11/2013 by Renaeb77 in General Scrappin'

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PeaNut 509,641
May 2011
Posts: 402
Layouts: 2
Loc: Illinois

Posted: 1/11/2013 12:34:38 PM
I try to take pictures of my Project Life layouts and they always look...not right.

It's hard to not get the shiny look from the page protectors.

Would any of the peas like to share their secrets to taking great pictures? I have very little natural light in my house so I try to take advantage when I can.


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PeaNut 257,022
April 2006
Posts: 8,640
Layouts: 5
Loc: USA

Posted: 1/11/2013 1:31:32 PM
You might also try taking it outside on a bright day or a room with lots of natural light and leave your flash off. I am doing mine digitally this year, so I will already have the file on my computer. That makes it much easier to avoid the glare.

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PeaNut 556,456
June 2012
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Layouts: 2

Posted: 1/11/2013 10:20:12 PM
I haven't photographed mine yet but I think part of it is indirect natural light. So not in the square of light coming in through the window, but near it.

I saw a blogger (can't remember who) that pulled the cards out and sat them on top of the page protector because she couldn't get rid of the glare.
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PeaNut 426,757
June 2009
Posts: 642
Layouts: 46
Loc: Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Posted: 1/12/2013 12:40:06 AM
I too would love advice on this. Photographing layouts is something I still struggle with

xoxoxo Sarah

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PeaNut 501,350
March 2011
Posts: 2,327
Layouts: 5

Posted: 1/12/2013 1:42:08 AM
Flash is key. So if isn't not bright enough in your house take the book outside. Stay in the shade but with a lot if natural light. World of difference

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PeaNut 308,186
April 2007
Posts: 12,538
Layouts: 0
Loc: California Coast

Posted: 1/12/2013 1:49:12 AM
I find that if I'm a good distance from the layout and then zoom, I don't have any glare.

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