The May Nerd Nest Challenge is Borrow a Photo.
This month’s challenge is to scrapbook with a photo you didn’t take! Maybe you remember a friend or family member taking photos at a get-together and you didn’t take many. You can ask them to text or email it to you! Ask someone to send you a photo that they’ve shared on social media–this is a great way to document online friendships and long-distance relationships. You can also borrow official event photos from an event where no photography is allowed.
This would also be a good time to dive into scrapbooking older photos. Ask your parents or older family members to borrow old photos from an album or frame in their home so you can scan and print them for your use! You can use this method to begin a heritage album or to write down family stories from before your time that you want to remember.
For my take on the challenge, I borrowed an event photo! This page is about a play my husband and I went to see with friends. Of course, professional theater is not a place for personal photography, so I used a promotional photo from KC Rep in addition to the program to document the show.
I love how photos like this can remind me of details of a play that I would have otherwise forgotten. In addition, its WAY better quality than anything I could have gotten from my seat even if photos were allowed. So this might be something you want to try even if you are somewhere where you can take photos, like a concert.
Usually these types of photos are easiest to find while the promotion period for the event is going on, so it’s best to look for them soon after or right before the event. Otherwise, looking up reviews or newspaper articles about the event might be your best bet for finding promo photos.
I want to see your take on the challenge! Share a link in the comments or use the hashtag #nerdnestchallenge on social media!