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It takes basic photography skills to take stunning photos of your garden. You do not need to have a high-pixels camera to do that but you can rather use your phone to capture the natural environment at its best. Below are quick tips to note when taking photos of your garden:

First and foremost, always remember safety! When taking photos, ensure your phone has a tempered screen glass protector to enhance the safety of your phone screen when taking photos. Understand that while in your garden, you will encounter thorns and branches that may scratch you phone screen, the phone may also fall on dirt or even on a hard item that may break the cell phone screen. A tempered screen glass protector is cheap and easy to install. The use of a protector will not affect the functionality of your cell phone, the size or the shape. It fits perfectly on the screen offering protection for the cell phone screen and maintaining the smoothness of the device touch. Click here to learn how to apply one easily to your phone so you’re all set for the garden!

Photo Settings For Optimal Pictures

Like mentioned earlier, you do not need to know a lot of photography to do this. Simply set the phone to capture photos using the back camera, remove zooming and the flash. However, if you will take a photo of a plant that is in between others and you cannot get closer to it, adjust the device zooming to get a clear shot. If you have a high definition option on your phone it is highly recommended to enable it, as your pictures will come out nice and crisp.

Do not use the Flash

Most smart phones come with a flash but it does not come handy when taking photos of your garden. The light from the phone flash is harsh and will not result to great photos. To attain high-rate photos, you need to ditch the phone flash and choose the most appropriate time to take photos. Early in the morning and in the evening when the sun has gone down are the most ideal times to take photos. Lighting will not affect the photos at this time.

Get closer to the plant

Though phones can zoom and get you the fine details of a plant even when you are far, you only get premium quality photos when you get closer to the flower or plant. Take as many photos as possible and later choose the cream of all.

Explore several angles

A captivating photo is always unique. To bring out a unique photo from your phone, you should check out as many angles as possible. This will bring out different looks of the flower or plant and exposes different features of the plants that would not be seen when photos are taken from one angle.

Editing the photos

To make the photos look even better, you can edit them on your phone. Though this step is not necessary, most people prefer editing the photos. Editing involves simple cropping to remove unwanted parts, applying filters, shading and much more. You can also make a collage of the pictures to get a great look using one of the free mobile photo editor apps online.

People get inspiration from anywhere! Watch how Olga takes inspiration out of pictures for her garden.

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Scrapbooking is a fun way to document just about anything in a creative way. Most scrapbooks are of families, babies, children, pets or vacations. Have you ever considered scrapbooking a specific hobby? ScrapbookingWithUs.com | Digital Scrapbooking can help you document your favorite activity, gardening!

Spring is coming, which means that gardening season will soon be upon us. Documenting is very important in gardening because it helps your garden to improve year after year. When you document what went well, what went wrong and where you planted specific things it can help you to make any changes the following gardening season.
When you create a gardening scrapbook you are not only making a beautiful keepsake of what you grew, you are also making a gardening journal for yourself to refer back to year after year. There are many way to do this and many things you can include while your digital scrapbooking comes to life.

What to include in your gardening scrapbook:

Sketch out your garden area and write down exactly what you planted where. This sketch can go inside the front of your book and you can reference it often, especially if you forgot to mark your seeds and aren’t garden scrapbooksure of what is growing in a specific spot.

If you are using the square foot gardening method or raised beds you can easily grid out on paper what you planted where and how many plants per area.

Keep dates of when you planted seeds, your first harvests, weather conditions etc. Take pictures of seedlings, and flowers and plants at the peak of their growing season. You can document their growth and milestones just as you would document a baby growing.

Photos – make sure you take lots of pictures of your garden. Before, during and after shots. Photographs of flowers and butterflies, or baskets full of a bountiful harvest are great shots. You can also take pictures of foods that you have made that you grew from your own garden. Consider taking a photo of your cucumber plants and then a photo of pickles you made. A photo of pepper plants placed next to a photo of pepper sauce or jars of salsa is a great before and after!

If you want to learn more about how to make a scrapbook, or how to make a physical scrapbook, click here to check out ScrapbookingWithUs.com on Tumblr!  Here you will find helpful tips and tricks!
Digital scrapbooking is a fun and rewarding hobby. You can make it even more special by using this fun hobby to document another favorite hobby like gardening. Have fun!