Preserving Memories One Photo at a Time

When it comes to scrapbooking, we all know that photos are the stars of the show. They capture moments, emotions, and memories that we want to cherish and share for years to come. Whether it’s a candid snapshot from a family vacation or a precious old photo passed down through generations, every picture holds a special place in our hearts.

Now, let’s talk about the art of trimming and cropping. It’s perfectly fine to trim or crop excess sky, landscape, or background when necessary. Occasionally, a little snip here and there can help draw attention to the main subject of the photo, making it stand out and shine.

However, there are a few important rules to keep in mind. First off, don’t cut or trim heritage or antique photos. These timeless pieces of history deserve to be preserved in their original form, showcasing the essence of the era they belong to. Imagine the stories and secrets they hold – it’s our duty to safeguard them with care.

Another key point to remember is to avoid cutting your photos into weird shapes. While it might be tempting to get creative with unconventional cuts, it’s best to stick to classic shapes like squares or ovals when cropping your photos. These timeless shapes provide a clean and elegant look, allowing the focus to remain on the captured moment itself.

In the end, scrapbooking is all about celebrating and preserving our cherished memories. By giving our photos the attention and respect they deserve, we can create beautiful, meaningful layouts that truly capture the essence of the moments they represent. So, the next time you’re working on a scrapbook page, remember to let the photos take centre stage while adding your own creative touch to enhance their beauty.

Here’s to the power of photos and the magic of scrapbooking!

A graduate of the University of Waterloo, I have been a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario since 1982 (Now designated Retired). A member of The Association of Ontario Locksmiths, I have been active in the Locksmith trade since 1985

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