On my Walk in October I took some photographs of the sky as the sun was setting. And I mentioned that I would use one of those photos with white lettering out of the black siloutted landscape in the foreground for some cards.
Well I wanted to give you a TIP with regard to leaving “white space” in some of your photographs! I can hear you asking why?!
Well If you have your subject beautifully framed and filling the space, that’s great, but it pays to pan back as well, to get some space around the subject.
There are a couple of reasons for this. 1 is that you can crop the picture in different ways then, you have given yourself more flexibility to crop the picture into the space that you need to fill rather than being completely dictated by the dimensions of the picture. In scrpabooking terms this means that you can simply cover the unwanted areas with embellishments, etc, but the overall frame of the picture remains correct for your project.
For those a little more into either digital scrapbooking and/or placing text directly onto photos before printing, (which is a great way to add dramatic titles or lots of contrasting journalling), if you have left some space especially if it is not busy with images, ie sky or plain landscape, or a large expanse of cloth is ideal, you can now have space to introduce your text.
Or… even… if you feel really adventurous you can add smaller photos on top of the main one framing them within the expanse.
And… you can actually do that in a program lilket MS Word. You don’t have to have a graphics program to do that.