Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Dipping my toes into digital

Every year, my mother makes a family calendar that lists everyone's birthdays and anniversaries and reminds us of Holy Days of Obligation. She has done it for several years, now. At first, she used stock photos she found on the internet to decorate the upper page facing the actual calendar page. Two years ago, I offered to do those for her. I used a mix of some old photos of my siblings and myself and some new pictures and made scrapbook pages that I scanned and we had printed. They turned out okay. Last year, I spent the year stalking each member of my family to get a good head shot of them by themselves and made pages featuring those whose birthday was that month. I really liked how these turned out but I had lots of gripers, especially from the girls about the pictures I chose. These pages are in my CK gallery if you want to look at them. This year, I decided to do quotes and use pictures with no people in them. I used some of the pictures and some of the quotes in my September project but there are some new ones, too. I decided to use a simple, minimal design and I did them digitally. Here are a few samples. All of the photos were taken with my Nikon Coolpix camera. That crayon picture took me about50 tries (I'm not kidding) to get one that was in focus and at an angle I was happy with.

On that note, I am very very very excited to announce that tomorrow on my 48th birthday, I am getting a Nikon D40! It is my combination birthday, 30th anniversary and Christmas present. I can't wait to get my hands on it and start taking some amazing photos! It is the camera that makes the photos amazing, isn't it? LOL Come back tomorrow. I will be giving presents away for my birthday!


Samantha said...

Happy early b-day! Congrats on the new camera!! I bet you're going to love it. Your calendar pages are great! I like the clean simplicity of them.

I'll be back tomorrow to wish you a happy 48th!!

Liz Ness said...

Happy Birthday early, Detta! Also, I love your photos! I bet the calendars are awesome.

PS: Happy Thanksgiving!

joscelyne cutchens said...

YAY for the new camera!