Why use more photos on your layouts
Our guest scrapbooker Sarah has managed to include 13 photos on this double page layout to tell the story of her beach visit. Lets look at the reasons and benefits of using a large number of photos on your scrapbook layouts.
You can tell a more comprehensive story. Each picture captures a moment in time, and when you combine several photos from an event or occasion, you can paint a vivid and detailed picture of that particular memory. This richness in storytelling ensures that future generations will enjoy the memories you portray.
You can preserve more memories. Scrapbooking is not just about the big, standout moments; it's also about the little details that make those moments special. Details matter, and they can easily fade from memory as years go by. Including numerous photos ensures that even the tiniest details, from table settings at a family gathering to the intricate decorations at a birthday party, are captured and preserved for posterity.
By adding a multitude of photos, you can capture all the small, fleeting moments that might otherwise be forgotten over time. From candid shots to close-ups, every photo has its place in preserving the past.
Enhance visual appeal. A collection of photos adds colour, texture, and depth to your pages, making them more visually appealing. Variety in photo sizes, shapes, and orientations can also make your layouts more dynamic and interesting.
Create engaging page designs. Working with a larger number of photos can challenge your creativity and lead to more engaging page designs. Experimenting with photo placement, layering, and borders can result in unique and captivating layouts that draw viewers in and encourage them to explore your scrapbook more thoroughly.
Highlight progression and growth. When you use a large number of photos in chronological order, you can clearly depict the progression and growth of individuals or relationships over time. This is especially valuable for documenting milestones like graduations, weddings, or the growth of a child. The evolution portrayed in these layouts is a powerful testament to the passage of time.
More economical. If you are able to fit a whole event’s photos on a double page spread, you reduce the amount of pages used in your scrapbook, so you can fit more memories and photos into each album.