While having fun at the aquarium, I ran across this cute pair of puffins! Since my friend’s birthday is coming up, this pair gave me the perfect inspiration for possible presents. You can use a photo of animal friends to create a card, use it as the cover for a scrapbook, or simply frame the picture and give it as a gift. There are many types of animals for you to photograph, along with a variety of settings-from zoos and aquariums, to your very own backyard. With a bit of patience, you’ll be able to capture the perfect pairing of animal friends!
Above is a picture I took on the first day of my vacation. I saw this beautiful, sandy beach and just had to take a picture! I think it’s important to take photos on the first day of your vacation. Why? Because it’s great to start creating memories from day one of your adventure! There are so many things these first photos can be used for. They can be used as the cover for a scrapbook, used in a photo collage, or framed to create a grouping of photos that can be displayed on a shelf or wall. Whether you’re planning to take a vacation or already have a large collection of photos, you can use those early shots as an inspiration for a myriad of decorating ideas!
Since summer we’ve been hearing croaking coming from somewhere in the backyard. Last weekend I was out back raking the leaves when I came across a curious creature. As raked leaves near the back door, I noticed something green that was sitting in a spot previously covered by leaves-a frog! I thought it was cute, so I snapped a photo. It’s amazing what you can find in your own backyard! This is the type of photo that would be great displayed in a kid’s room, used in a nature-based scrapbook, or framed and displayed and given to someone who loves reptiles. Even though winter is coming, you can still find nature right outside your door. Whether you photograph reptiles or other wildlife, you can always find nature’s creatures all around you!
While strolling the beach mentioned in my previous post, I came upon this piece of driftwood. When I saw it I immediately thought it looked like a wooden spoon. I like driftwood, and it’s always interesting to see how it becomes shaped and changes due to its time in the water. Do you have any photos of interesting shaped driftwood? You can display individual photos on a shelf or create a photo album or scrapbook. Remember, you can find more than just shells on a beach. From shells to wood to sea life, the shore is full of interesting objects that are sure to capture your eye and make a great photograph!
This is one of my favorite pictures I took at my local zoo and aquarium. It’s so cute! I love how the otters keep close to each other. It was sunny the day I took this photo, and they were sunning themselves while floating on the surface of the water. Just a couple of friends hanging out together (who just happen to be otters). A photo like this would be the perfect image for the front cover of the scrapbook project. It will remind you of a great day spent with friends, and shows that friendships form in all species.
One of the coolest thing about my local zoo is that it’s a zoo and aquarium. This allows visitors, including myself, to see a large variety of creatures. While exploring the aquarium section I came across these jellyfish. I love how effortlessly they glide through the water. Jellyfish look so simple and delicate, but can be quite deadly. Aside from the scrapbook project mentioned previously, I think this is the type of photo that would look great blown up and hung on the wall. The black-light used in the tank makes the jellyfish appear purple-ish. This would make a great inspiration for a design theme: purple, white, and black. You could use different colored pillows, blankets, accessories, or paint to decorate your space. You can use your own favorite animal-based photo for your design theme. All you need is an inspiring photo and your imagination!
Going to the zoo is like going on a mini global safari. You can see animals from all around the word at your own pace and in a day. I saw this elephant at my local zoo and had to take a photo! This elephant is part of the Asian Elephant exhibit-one of the first major exhibits you encounter. It was very crowded the day I went, but I was still able to get a pretty good shot. I love how big, yet graceful, these elephants are. This backdrop (the zoo) would be the perfect occasion to create a scrapbook of your day at the zoo. Once you’ve finished your scrapbook, you can display it on a table or shelf. Instant decoration that shows memories of an awesome day!
Often times you’ll be driving around and notice an interesting building. Sometimes these buildings are new, old, or abandoned. The one pictured is an abandoned building near one of my local historic districts. The building itself is on the other side of a river, but I was able to get a good shot. I love all types of architecture, and decided this would make an awesome photograph. While you could frame this picture, one could easily make a collection of building photos and create a scrapbook. The book would not only give you something to display on your table, but also allow you to show all your friend your awesome photo skills!