Saturday, January 8, 2011

Photo storyboards and a (brief) return to Christmas

Yes, I know Christmas is over with, but I just have to share N.'s video that her daycare teachers gave me. This was taken midway through December, and the teacher said she spent all day singing Christmas carols so they finally decided to get a video of it:

Ok, ok, now I'm really done with this past Christmas season.


Here's something else I want to share: using storyboards with photos. There are quite a few available for free on the internet, along with frames and other fun things. I love the ones the fabulous ladies over at CoffeeShop have available along with plenty of tutorials, and you can check out the freebies section here as well. It's also not super hard to make your own.

So here are two examples of using storyboards.

(that's a CoffeeShop storyboard by the way)

(that was originally a frame freebie from freedigitalscrapbooking that I modified to make a storyboard)

You can use any photo with storyboards, but I like to have images that are related or tell a story somehow. Like in my niece's little "concert" she performed for us, or my headstand in the second picture. 

For the headstand, here's what I did: 
  1. I set the tripod, the focus (using a dummy where I would go), the settings for the light, and the self-timer. 
  2. Then I would get into position
    1. first get up with my legs just going up
    2. then a second picture with my legs a little more up
    3. continue in that fashion until I had a good progression of shots.
 I would love for you to share what you have been working on lately. Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Hi I came over from Nelly's blog! Nice to meet you! I first one to say that your baby is soooo adorable. She knows alot of songs for being so little.
    Also that was you upside down?????!!!! Very cool story boards. Thanks for sharing!

  2. So cute my friend....I love your handstand are adorable!!!! Hugs for a great new week. xoxoxo

  3. That is a fun idea, thanks for sharing (and your little one is so cute)! :-)

  4. Awesome! I can think of so many ways to use that photo storyboard idea--thanks for sharing that. I've been over to Coffeeshop before but I always get overwhelmed with all the ideas. One idea at a time, that's all I can handle! :)