This week my Treasure Chest Thursday tips is better suited for Tech Tuesday, so I’m changing pace for the week. I hope you won’t mind. Next week will be back to the tips I share in photographing and storytelling of your treasure chest items.
So what is my awesome tip? Not everything can be scanned. When I was preserving the scrapbook my husband assembled in efforts to ‘redo it’ (to include stories) I came across several pages that just did not scan well.
Normally scrapbook pages can be scanned as they are flat or have flat items. However, sometimes when you scan a page, you’ll get crazy shadows. If you see these strange shadows, you know that you need to photograph the item. You can simply set the page in a large lightbox or you can place it in your seamless backdrop set up with a reflector.
As you can see, the flower looks a lot better and the shadowing more natural. Play with various settings on your camera to have the colors match your preference.
The following example shows a wonderfully light collection of prom artifacts. Using a camera, rather than a scanner, highlighted the boutineer perfectly!
You will have better luck photographing your objects than using your scanner.