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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

HouseTalkN Is PhotoTalkN

I am like a kitten with a shiny object. If I am listening to you tell a story looking at a photograph, my eye always wonders to the background..."ooh, pretty." I get distracted by the dishes in the background, the granite countertop or the purdy wallpaper, whatever. It doesn't take much to distract me.

To avoid the "shiny object" syndrome, I use a white posterboard as a backdrop in many of my blog photos. I first read this tip over at "Serenity Now! A Mommy's Solution To Staying Sane!"  Brilliant!

I don't even have to tidy up before the shots- I just pull out the poster board and VOILLA!

Take a lookiloo:

I took these items from a side table where the lighting was yuck...

I pulled my handy poster board out from under the couch...

Choose a room with a lot of natural light- my living room has become photo central!
There you have it, my big secret. My big tip! My big...oooh, what's that?

Tip Junkie handmade projects


  1. Do you have to use colored paper for objects that have color???? This is a neat idea! XO, Pinky

  2. I love your tip! Thanks for visiting me...we are moving somewhere around OFallen, IL. Where are you? It would be great to see a blog friend!
    Blessings My Friend,

  3. What a great idea. Love it!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. So glad you found my tip useful! :) Thanks for the shout out!!


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