Bad Photos Make Good Page Backgrounds

train_3-page-0082I use Creative Memories StoryBook Creator Plus for all my albums. This tool for creating photo books and other products gives new life to what I call bad photographs, which are photographs that may not have a clear subject, may be out-of-focus, or may just be uninteresting. I use these photos for my page backgrounds. if the background is distracting, try converting it to black and white. 

These backgounds evoke the mood that was present at the time I took the original photos and make my pages unique. No one else has the same bad photos. In fact, I have gotten to like this technique so much that I sometimes find myself intentionally shooting bad photos, thinking that they will make good backgrounds for the photo book that I know I will complete latter.


About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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One Response to Bad Photos Make Good Page Backgrounds

  1. Eric says:

    lol wow good idea!

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