Nic Howard is the teacher today and the lesson is going to be one of my favorites.
When you start baking for this festive season, don't forget to snap pictures during the process. Whether it's a favourite batch of cookies or other treats, you could take pictures of the baking process, the finished treats, perhaps even the clean-up! Don't forget to take photos of your little helpers if you have some giving you a hand in the kitchen, you'll need three 6" x 4" photos for the layout you will create!
Every year since Prince Charming and I were married I (we) have made a themed cake at Christmas. Also, in the grand tradition of the Queen Mum (my mother) I bake a boat load of cookies.
Christmas cakes past:
Now that we have Bug-A-Boo, and she is old enough, one of her favorite things is making the cookies and cake. It is so much fun!
Photo Prompt: For photos, I suggest taking some action shots of ornaments being placed on the tree, use your camera's self-timer if needed! If you're doing it at night though, I suggest doing a "in front of the tree" family photo the next day instead. The quality will be much better and you can let your story do the talking. If you do choose night photos, turn off the flash! Let those beautiful twinkling lights provide atmosphere and mood to your photos. They won't be as sharp, but they'll have a glowing quality. Just be sure to set your camera down on a hard surface so that your photos are as crisp as possible (less shaking!)What else to photograph? Taking photos of favorite ornaments and sharing their story is another great option, but depending on if you've already scrapbooked this in the past or not, you may prefer skipping that. If you do this, use good natural light and get real up close. Other fun photo ops? Lay down and take a picture looking up at the people decorating the tree, take a photo of the ornaments in their boxes, or take a shot with your back to the Christmas tree. What's going on all around it?
|Michelle, Tracy, Heather, Tara and me. My "Village"!|