Simple Scrapper's challenge this month is to take pictures with your phone and use them in your layouts. Now, my kind and generous sister has loaned me one of her fancy cameras since March, so I've been actively avoiding my phone camera.
Enter challenge: I made it a goal in May to take pictures of spontaneous pictures day-to-day. On the walks to and from work, on my way to yoga, getting on a plane, during my evening walks around the neighborhood, in the parking lot of a restaurant in Newburyport where I spotted a perfectly renovated 1955 turquoise Ford Thunderbird. Basically, the times and places where I wouldn't have the fancy camera.
I learned quite a lot actually.
- For one, you don't have to have a fancy camera to take a good picture--angling and lighting are the most important.
- Secondly, I don't like Instagram. I thought I would, but I don't. Vintage flair isn't my thing.
- There are plenty of other apps that allow you to edit your photos right on the phone. BeFunky, for example, allows brightness & contrast, sharpening, filtering, blurring, etc. (Way better than Instagram and frankly, even the photoshop app).
- "Free Mr. Bates" bumper stickers exist.
- Lastly, May turned out to be a wonderful month.
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