Scrapbooking Ideas for Using Nature Photos to Tell a Personal Story

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Do your nature photos make it onto the scrapbook page, or do you save them for framing and sharing on Instagram. We’ve got scrapbooking ideas here for using nature photos on the page to tell a story about yourself. Look for an interview with Doris Sander on this topic on the blog tomorrow.

Marcia Fortunato says, “These photos were taken while on a hike in Minnesota in December. I included a couple of pictures of the trail through the grasses and woods, as well as a detail shot of one of the tall grasses backlit by the sun, and a picture of my feet along the trail (a shot I often take). The photos and journaling explain why I so love to hike in the winter.”

“When photographing plants, move so that they are lit mainly from behind or from the side to highlight the silhouette of your subject. The beautiful shapes and light become the focus. This can be particularly useful if you live in an area that gets cold and snowy, where there is not a lot of color in the late fall and winter scenery.”

Use Your Photos of Nature to Scrapbook a Personal Story | Marcia Fortunato | Get It Scrapped

I Love a Winter Hike by Marcia Fortunato | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Authentique, Carta Bella (journal strips); Letter stickers: Thickers (American Crafts); Embellishments: Studio Calico, Freckled Fawn, Authentique; Wood paper: EK Tools; Stamp & Ink: Studio Calico; Date stamp: American Crafts; Pen: LePen (Marvy).

Jett Hampton says, “These are photos of the beauty we enjoy throughout the seasons thanks to my mom, her green thumb and her love of flowers.  She always tells us she isn’t artistic but I disagree.  She just uses a different medium to create her art.   The layout design is using the Scrapbook Coach Sprawl Class.”

“I use close up shots to capture the little details that we can miss with our eyes. as well as a wide shot to show how all the flowers work together for that season.”

Use Your Photos of Nature to Scrapbook a Personal Story | Jett Hampton| Get It Scrapped

She Paints in Flowers by Jett Hampton | Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: Heidi Grace Designs; Alpha stickers: Thickers Basic Grey; Font: Bebas Neue; Electric Cutter: Silhouette Cameo; Butterfly Punch: Martha Stewart; Stamp: Papertrey Ink; Gems: Stash; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Summer Christiansen says, “These photos are of the Nevada desert, and the story is of how this landscape is an acquired taste.  When scrapbooking nature photos, the photo must take main stage and tell the story. A lot of embellishments are not needed when the focus is driving the point of how nature touches your life.”

Use Your Photos of Nature to Scrapbook a Personal Story | Summer Christiansen | Get It Scrapped

Healing in the Trees by Summer Christiansen | Supplies: liv.edesigns T+Mini kit V.10 Adventure, Anna Aspnes Skribble Blooms brush set no.1, word art suludigitaldesigns.com

Katie Scott says, ” I used a photo of a crab shell I found at low tide to symbolize the way I feel about the time I spend at the sea shore. My tip would be to keep a camera with you when you are in nature so that you can capture nature photos – if you love being in or near the water, consider getting a water camera or getting a water proof case for your phone, these items are more affordable than they’ve ever been.”

Use Your Photos of Nature to Scrapbook a Personal Story | Katie Scott | Get It Scrapped

A Gift From The Sea by Katie Scott | Supplies: We R Memory Keepers, Allison Kreft and Crate Paper patterned paper; October Afternoon banners, Simple Stories, American Crafts and Teresa Collins letter stickers; My Mind’s Eye, Recollections, Basic Grey, and various other and older embellishments; machine stitching; colored pencils, Sharpie marker, and Faber Castel gelatos.

Jennifer Kellogg says, “This layout features a photo of Creede, CO. I chose a simple design to emphasize the photo. It reminds me of how the air smelled and the breeze felt.”

“If you are like me, then you take a lot of nature photos. Few come out as stunning as this one. When you find those gems, give them losts of room on the page. Let the photo shine as your focal point.”

Use Your Photos of Nature to Scrapbook a Personal Story | Jennifer Kellogg | Get It Scrapped

Creede by Jennifer Kellogg | Supplies: Digilicious Design: Woodland Whispers Kit; Font: Avenir.

Christy Strickler says, “I love photographing the little birds around the island where I live. Here, I documented how I almost became an ornithologist and the various bird encounters I have had during my life.”

“Bird and animal photos look best when the creature is looking toward the camera. This doesn’t always happen though. Make a collage of your best photos with one being the focal point. Arrange the other photos in the collage so that the animal is looking toward this focal photo.”

Use Your Photos of Nature to Scrapbook a Personal Story | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

Now I Photograph Little Birds by Christy Strickler |Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye, Bella Blvd.; Letters: American Crafts, Studio Calico; Die Cuts: K and Company, Girl’s Paperie; Metal, Resin: Prima; Paint: Studio Calico; Other: Doily, Ribbon

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