How To: Easy to Make Valentine Card Photos

How To: Easy to Make Valentine Card Photos

Alejandra Valera
Feb 14, 2008

Ohdeedoh reader, Stephanie, sent us an e-mail last night with a fun idea she thought everyone might like, "...if they are scrambling for some cool last minute Valentines."

Stephanie's sister, Candice, gives step-by-step instructions on how to create memorable Valentine's cards using two images and photo editing software.

To begin, make a paper Valentine (It's more fun if it is a parent/child group project!) Then, take a photograph of your child holding the card. Candace adds, "The key...is to use a very open aperture. I used 1.8. Set your camera on Aperture Priority and set the lowest number aperture setting your lens allows. The camera will then choose the shutter speed. You are trying to focus on the valentine and blurring out the subject and background. Your photographs will feature a clear shot of the card with a blurred background."

Next, you add text and combine the two photographs to create a charming diptych. Nice! For complete instructions, visit Candace's post in Creating Keepsakes. Happy Valentine's Day!

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