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Elinor is our photo and digital special effects how-to expert.


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Product Review: Unibind PhotoBook Creator

Make a hardcover photo book at home

ArticleProduct Reviews Gear Guides & Reviews - by Elinor Stecker-Orel, April 5, 2011

Yes, you can get it done by the pros at AdoramaPix, but if you’re a do-it-yourselfer, Unibind has a way to create your own book.

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TAGS: Printing,  scrapbooking,  photo book,  Focus on Printing 

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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ArticleFeatured - by Elinor Stecker-Orel, February 19, 2009

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Selective Focus

A clear look at a compositional element

ArticleComposition and Exposure Techniques and How-Tos - by Elinor Stecker-Orel, December 10, 2007

A viewer's eye is always drawn to the subject that's in sharpest focus. If everything except your main subject is considerably out of focus, you've created what many think is the most beautiful effect in photography– that of "selective focus." In selective focus, the main subject is sharp, and everything in front and in back of it is blurred.

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TAGS: DSLR,  focus,  composition 

Different Gets Attention

Composition tip

ArticleQuick Photography Tips Techniques and How-Tos - by Elinor Stecker-Orel, November 9, 2007

Here's a tip that applies whether you're using a simple compact digital camera or the the most sophisticated Digital SLR!

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TAGS: digital,  camera,  composition,  photo,  photographic 

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