How To Make A Photo Journal
By: Mars Salazar
We take lots of pictures using our smartphones and digital cameras, and while they’re convenient, you have to ask yourself: when was the last time you took a moment to actually enjoy them? We’re guessing most of your photos are stored in a forlorn folder in your computer, left unseen for months or even years. It’s a sad thought, isn’t it?
Creating a photo journal should remedy this. The process of making a photo journal will force you to make the most of your photos while flexing your creativity. Plus, it’ll serve as a reminder of the good times you’ve had and will make you hopeful for better things to come.
Want to learn how to create a photo journal? Follow these steps to get started.
Decide on a theme
Don’t enter a battle without a strategy! Before you start, decide on the memories you want your journal to hold. You can place photos from a certain time period, create a photo diary for every day of the month, or simply highlight a particular vacation. This will inform the rest of your journal process, so decide wisely.
Choose A Quality Notebook
First Things First: You’ll need to decide on the right notebook for your project. Choose one with the right size, binding, number of leaves, and paper style (blank, lined, or grid) for your needs. You should also think about the cover–will you be happy with the original cover, or are you planning to decorate it to better fit the planners’ contents? Finally, consider the paper’s quality–you’d want a notebook with paper thick enough to stick printed photos on while being smooth enough for writing.
Print Your Favorite Photos
Now here’s the fun part: Choosing and printing the photos that will go in your journal. Since you have limited space, prioritize your favorite images. Play around with the size of your prints to add variety: choose larger sizes for your most memorable shots, interspersed with smaller-sized photos.
If you have a Nixplay Frame, you can easily print your photos using the Nixplay App. Just select Fuji Prints to see all the available printing options, select the products you like, and you’ll get your order within a few days. Creating your photo journal has never been so easy!
While we believe that a picture can say a thousand words, it wouldn’t hurt to write more details to add color to your memories. Add captions about the people you’re with, write descriptions of the places you’ve visited, jot down some musings about your most memorable moments. Trust us: In the future, You’ll be glad you took the time to do so.
Decorate Your Journal
Spruce up your photo journal with some decorations! You can add stickers and stamps, tack on memorabilia like tickets, notes, and maps, and paste cut-outs from magazines or newspapers. The sky’s the limit!
Marianne is Nixplay’s Web Content Editor. Her hobbies include exploring new places, playing table tennis, and cuddling puppies. Send her a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.