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The humble craft of scrapbooking has evolved, and is more photographically oriented than ever.

By Mason Resnick - October 19, 2009


Once upon a time, scrapbooks were random collections of articles, newspaper clippings, letters and such, and photos were an afterthought. But that's changed, and now photographs are central to the typical modern scrapbook. And with the increased emphasis on photography, scrapbooking has grown from a quaint little hobby to a major industry with over 2.5 billion annually in product sales and millions of enthusiasts.


At the Adorama Learning Center, we're impressed with how much scrapbooking has become a popular, engaging way to present and share your photographs. That's why we've decided to dedicate an entire area of our site to helping you get started on the path towards great scrapbooking.


Join our scrapbooker-in-residence and long-time photography writer Elinor Stecker-Orel, who years ago was bitten by the Scrapbooking bug. She'll be your guide and help you get started. Look for new scrapbooking how-to articles every day for the next week...and be sure to share your tips with us in the comments!


Happy scrapping!


-Mason Resnick
Editor, Adorama Learning Center

 

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How to make your own photo book

Keepsakes, albums, portfolios: It's easy with AdoramaPix PhotoBooks!

ArticleDigital Darkroom, Post-Processing & Printing Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, April 6, 2011

Many photographers dream of publishing a book of their photographs, and now, you can easily create your own book and publish it as a limited-run or one-of-a-kind book through Adorama's online photo lab, AdoramaPix.

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TAGS: Printing,  photo books,  Focus on Printing 

iPad Photography Apps: Moodboard Pro — Adorama Photography TV

iPad App review

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Wallace, May 27, 2010

This week Mark Wallace discovered a great iPad application for gathering ideas, photos, notes and color swatches for projects.

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TAGS: scrapbooking,  app,  iPad,  Adorama TV 

Cropping your photographs

Add spice to scrapbook and photo album designs. Here are some amply-illustrated ideas.

ArticleScrapbooking Techniques and How-Tos - by Elinor Stecker-Orel, October 26, 2009

When it comes to those typical rectangular photographs, change can be a good thing. Ovals, squares, extreme rectangles can all bring an accent and creativity to how you present your pictures.

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TAGS: scrapbook,  scrapbooking 

Designing your scrapbook pages

Now the fun begins

ArticleScrapbooking Techniques and How-Tos - by Elinor Stecker-Orel, October 23, 2009

The goal of scrapbooking is to make pages that are appealing to anyone who picks up the album, even if they don’t know the people pictured in the photographs. The other goal is to make each page tell a visual story. Let's get started!

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TAGS: scrapbook,  scrapbooking 

Organizing Your Workspace

A place to put—and do—your stuff

ArticleScrapbooking Techniques and How-Tos - by Elinor Stecker-Orel, October 22, 2009

For scrapbooking...and for so many other ventures...an organized workspace is the key to happiness and creativity. Here's the story of Studio E, and how you can create your space.

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TAGS: scrapbook,  scrapbooking 

The Wild, Wonderful World of Embellishments

Bring beauty, texture, and excitement to your scrapbook pages

ArticleScrapbooking Techniques and How-Tos - by Elinor Stecker-Orel, October 21, 2009

Welcome to the most fun part of scrapbooking. Here's a look at some of the most popular kinds of decorative embellishments that you can use to jazz up your scrapbook.

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TAGS: scrapbook,  scrapbooking 

Scrapbooking supplies

What material you'll need to get started

ArticleScrapbooking Techniques and How-Tos - by Elinor Stecker-Orel, October 20, 2009

Are you ready to take your photographs out of retirement and start scrapbooking? Good! Let’s look at the supplies you’ll need.

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TAGS: scrapbook,  scrapbooking 

Welcome to Scrapbooking

The focus, now, is on the photographs

ArticleScrapbooking Techniques and How-Tos - by Elinor Stecker-Orel, October 19, 2009

Scrapbooking has evolved from a quaint craft into photo albums on steroids. Here’s how to get started.

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Offbeat paper surfaces for your home photo book

Three surfaces for your inkjet printer

ArticleDigital Darkroom, Post-Processing & Printing Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, June 19, 2009

Here are three photo-quality inkjet paper surfaces that you can only print for your photo book at home.

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TAGS: Printing,  printing tips,  photo book,  photo books,  Focus on Printing 

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