Welcome to another week of Project Life at Elle's Studio! This week documents the first week of January and the first week of the 2012 album-- it was a full week here!
Not only was it the start of a new year (and I had my camera handy more often), it was also the week of two birthdays in our family, so there was many of milestones to document.
Amid the milestones, I wanted to make sure there were everyday moments included as well. I snapped a few photos of game night, organizing (which always happens around new years), and my daughter falling asleep at the dinner table. Definitely the effects of a late New Years Eve.
The "milestone"items I included were a few photos from my son's birthday-- and the celebration we had at school. It was also my birthday that week and I included a handwritten letter I receive every year from one of my teachers in middle school. He writes every student he's ever had on their birthday every year-- this was my 20th letter from him.
Up until this year I have never known where to store these birthday letters from my teacher-- Project Life seems to be the perfect place. I love how I can mix the everyday with the really special moments.
I remembered to take my camera when I visited Todd at his office this week-- and I am so glad I did. There was also a meeting at the office I went to so of course I had to whip out my iPhone and take a photo. It's always exciting to break out of the norm and have photos from perspectives i usually don't see everyday.
See my Project Life album up there? For me, the perfect place to photograph Project Life is on our back deck (where there is a deck overhanging), usually mid morning brings the best, non-glare light. I use a regular 18-55mm lens and photograph right over the layout. I then crop, brighten, and sharpen the image in Photoshop. This is also where I photograph all my layouts. However it does get tricky when there is a lot of snow on the ground!
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Contest: January 10 Project Life
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