Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Focal Point Photo Strategy

This was my assignment from Get It Scrapped!: Make a page with 3 same sized photos -- but make one the focal point. The photos should be the same orientation (i.e., all portrait or all landscape or all square).

Here is my page. Can you tell which photo is my focal point and why?



The bottom photo is the focal point. I've tried to draw attention to it in the following ways:
  • matted the photo and adhered it to the page with raised adhesive
  • placed the photo on the vertical patterned paper in a "sweet spot" of intersecting lines (rule of thirds)
  • placed my title on the photo
  • placed journaling and embellishments around the photo

I made my own embellishments using Spellbinders circle dies, Creative Memories circle cutter and Studio Calico wood veneer shapes. A little stitching adds dimension and gives a finished look.


You can see more examples and read the article here. Are you ready to take on this focal point photo challenge? Or do you prefer other strategies to create a focal point photo?


19 comments:

  1. Looks fabulous...I actually got it right...not bad for a lady with a concussed brain. I never get riddles me but the birdie pointed right to it so i know you had left me a clue!

    All kidding aside, I love it. I love that your family is busy with the phototaking and it makes the layout so personal!

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  2. super layout- don't you just love those wood veneer pieces? i am soo addicted to them

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  3. My eye went right to the focal point photo. Great job using so many ways to make it work. I love the photos you took of your family taking photos too.

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  4. Love your circle embellishments!

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  5. Beautiful layout!!! I love that you used your createive memories tool! I love being able to use my older tools!!!

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  6. Excellent job with the focal point and the entire layout! Love the photos!

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  7. Great job making the bottom photo the focus. I love your embellishments. Handmade embellishments add a personal touch and emphasis to the story.

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  8. Perfect take on this assignment Sue! The matting, title printed on your photo, and embellishments definitely do their job in pointing out your focal photo!

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  9. I guessed it because of the title across it

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  10. Nice job on the focal point photo. I sometime mat a photo to make it the focal point.

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  11. LOVE the embellishments you made! they are super cute around your focal image

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  12. Great take on the challenge, not an easy one with all photos in the same size!

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  13. It looks great, I love the title on top of the photo! The pics really capture the story too. x

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  14. Love your idea for taking picture of those taking pictures! The colors and design too!

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  15. Love that you added the title,to your focal photo really draws the eye to it

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  16. Fabulous layout. The title on the photo gave it away for me. :) Is it bad for me to admit that I don't think about focal points all that much? Probably only when I really want to emphasize one photo over another but usually I don't think about it. Off to check out the article to see if I should be paying more attention.... Have a great weekend!

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  17. I love the colors and the embellishments you made! Your focal photo looks awesome--almost like a postcard, with the title on it!

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  18. Love titles on photos! Perfect!!
    And love your bird embellishment clusters as well :)

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  19. Gorgeous layout, I love how you bought attention to it

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