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Scrapbooking is a fun and easy way to capture life's most treasured memories... and holidays are no exception. Some of the best moments in our lives that inspire some of our greatest travel scrapbook ideas are spent traveling: we're off work, meeting new people, discovering new things, eating delicious food, and exploring breathtaking locations.
Rather than sifting through thousands of photos, poring over a 300-page journal, or relying on your memory, compiling a scrapbook journal is the perfect way to provide a snapshot of the most exceptional moments you experience when on vacation.
So, what's the secret to the perfect scrapbooking journal? Here are some of the things we feel are essential to consider both during and after your trip.
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Of course, photos are an unmistakable element of scrapbooking. This one seems blatantly obvious, but not always the easiest to achieve. Instead of mercilessly clicking away at everything you see without a passing thought, take the time to think about how you can make the photo really stand out.
Think about things like a focal point, and find the right camera angles. Also, don't be afraid to use the built-in features of the camera to get those unique shots. Experiment with zoom and taking shots in black and white or sepia.
A well thought out photo on your planner, journal, or scrapbook pages should highlight your experiences and are always the best things to write about or go back to across your scrapbook pages.
We're not suggesting you spend hours looking through the viewfinder or risking your neck to get the perfect shot, and you certainly don't have to pretend you're a professional photographer. Just take an extra second or two to consider what's in the frame and whether or not it's in focus—you'll thank us later!
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While we're on the topic of photos: don't forget to add some variety. You're going to be journaling about them later on and photos are great inspirations to spark ideas into writing.
We're all guilty of getting mesmerized by a beautiful landscape, but your scrapbook won't benefit when 900 out of your 1000 photos are of the same beach sunset.
Journals and scrapbooks all encapsulate beautiful memories but if you fail to put into writing or pictures these best moments, it's hard to capture the essences and feelings you had when you were in that moment. Just make sure that you at least take into account
Equally, no one will become immersed in a scrapbook if it's chock full of selfies, so be sure to include a bit of everything: the landscape, the people, your travel buddies, yourself, the food you eat, the strange things you see—nothing beats variety!
If you're traveling alone, don't be afraid to break up the selfies by asking people to take a photo of you. One of the things I suggest you do is actually bring a polaroid too. It's great to have a picture ready to add to your scrapbooking journal.
Finally – try and take shots of the things that make your location unique and special! For instance, when my Dad was on vacation in Portugal he photographed the amazing antique doors in the old city. Each door was painted an incredible color and they all had door handles that were works of art!