Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Georgina Hefferman

At this time of year, my photographs seem dull in color and are sometimes overshadowed by the dismal weather we have been experiencing. Rains, storms and generally bad weather feature quite prominently at this time of year. It poses quite the challenge when it comes to scrapbooking memories.

There are all kinds of severe weather, from rain and snow through to high winds such as hurricanes and tornadoes and more. Here are my top tips and ideas to inspire you to scrapbook about the bad weather you may have been experiencing.

  1. If it is raining take an umbrella with you if you go outside. Not only does it stop the frizzy hair but it makes the perfect colorful frame for your portrait shots.



  2. Use more than one photo on your layouts to tell the story of the storm. Show movement in the images. This can be particularly effective to demonstrate high winds.
  3. Blue and black can be perfect backdrops for matting your photographs. They are cool-feeling colors which can enhance the theme of your layouts.
  4. Try not to use your flash too much on your camera when you are photographing outside in bad weather. The flash can wash detail out of your images. Try to use the highest film speed on your camera without the flash.
  5. Remember to protect your camera with a cover when you are taking pictures in the rain. Cameras and water do not mix well (unless it is an underwater camera).
  6. Focus on your journaling. Have you experienced weather like this before? Is this normal for where you live? Really try to capture your feelings. Do you love or hate storms? What does it mean for you and your daily routine? How does a storm disrupt your life?



  7. Try to get your subjects to wear bright colors to lift your photographs.
  8. Clear or glitter Stickles can be a perfect enhancement to add some sparkle to raindrops.

Here are some quotes to inspire you.

  • “The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but deliverance from fear.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm.”  unknown
  • “For every storm there is a rainbow.”  Irish Blessing
  • “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” Faye Wattleton
  • “This world to me is like a lasting storm.” William Shakespeare
  • “The storm will pass, the spring will come.” Robert H Schuller
  • “There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.”  Willa Sibert Cather
  • “If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” Morris West
  • “God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea and rides upon the storm.” William Cowper

I hope that this provides some inspiration for you to scrap those poor-weather photos.

 

 

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