Now that I know how to use my camera, I’m taking on an ambitious project: taking pictures of our Christmas ornaments.
Do you document new Christmas ornaments? I think it’s fun to remember what year we got each thing for our tree. I’d like to document the ones Mr. P and I got each year since we moved in together. That was 8 Christmases ago. Yikes.
My goal this year is to capture all the ornaments from the first three years, plus keep a record of the ones I didn’t capture so it’s easier to do next year.
As we unpacked our decorations a couple weeks ago, I used post-it notes and took quick pictures of all the ornaments so I can remember which goes with what year.
Focusing on the first three years, I try and get a really nice photo of each ornament hanging on the tree. This usually involves 10-15 photos each while I fiddle with settings.
One slightly annoying thing here is light. Even if I take the photos all at the same time, the light is so different on each part of the tree! I’m ending up with photos that individually look awesome but the lighting and thus coloring on the tree branches really varies! I wonder what it will look like when I put these together in a scrapbook.
When I move the photos to my computer, I delete a ton of them and keep the best 2-3 for each ornament. When I scrapbook this in the future, I think I’m only going to keep the one I decided to use for the book. For now, everything gets sorted into folders by year and is ready for me to work with whenever I want!