Hello again! It's Jennifer Larson, continuing to share my process for creating vacation albums. Here again is the week's schedule:
Monday: Memorabilia and journaling
Tuesday: Organizing the album
Wednesday: Selection photos
Friday: Alternate albums
Today I'll talk about possibly the most time-consuming, and for me least fun, part of the process: deciding which photos I'll use in the album.
I use the list I made yesterday to organize my photo selection. I'll take a chapter subject--the road out, for example--then look through PSE and open all the photos I like and that tell the story in PSE Editor. Next, I'll select the 2-3 best photos and crop them to 4x6; these I'll use on the same page as the title and journaling. Of the rest, I'll narrow it down to the best photos and the ones that tell the story best. Once I do, I will make a multi photo collage on an 8.5x11 inch base to take up an entire page. Here's a video:
From experience, I know that the collage best fits no more than 11-13 photos. If I don't have that many, I make fewer spots; at times I'll fill a spot with patterned paper and embellishments.
As I mentioned yesterday, I tend to put a family photo from vacation on the first page and a few photos that didn't make the
Thanks for visiting! Tomorrow I'll discuss how I take the photos and finish the pages.