May Lens: Photography

We’re back for May Day with our latest theme for our LENS mini-magazine – Photography. Together we’re going to find out what we love about taking photos, how to capture our best moments, how and why to use pictures in your pages, and much more. This monthly content is a part of your paid Substack subscription (or or Feminist Scrapbook School membership), and it’s overflowing with inspiration and ideas to help you get your stories told, from me and from so many of our Awesome Ladies.

Here’s what you can look forward to this month: 

  • Photography: This issue of Lens Magazine celebrates the art of taking pictures. Whether with a traditional camera or the phone you keep in your pocket. Packed with creative prompts, thoughtful reflection questions, and a bunch of photo-focused ideas, every page invites you to ignite your creativity with us this month.
  • Daily Pages Challenge: Dive into 5 different Daily Pages challenges, each designed to encourage you to get some photos onto the page.
  • Book of Me – Photography Edition: Lean into our monthly story and style prompts, helping you to craft at least one page in your Book of Me. This month is all about our photos and the ways in which we share those in our scrapbooks.
  • Creative Team Inspirations: Get inspired by our talented creative team’s contributions this month, making projects that really share their love of all things photography.
One of my Book of Me pages for this month — I used a digital frame around my photo before printing it out. It adds more interest and helps the nature elements stand out.

Lots of my Book of Me pages are super simple. It’s a book where I want to tell stories about who I am and the life I’m living. There are lots of other places for me to really stretch my creative muscles, but in this season of life, I’m really enjoying simple Book of Me pages.

Other Stuff Happening This Month

May 4th: (all-day) International Scrapbook Day — Challenges, games, and prizes here on the newsletter. We’ll have a separate section for these posts, this way you can opt-out if you’re not going to be around/not interested. Event open to all newsletter subscribers.

(Noon ET) Daily Pages Masterclass — Photography. Join us for the monthly Daily Pages masterclass, this month’s theme is all about photos. We’ll talk about to print your photos for Daily Pages, how to create great pages using photos, and more. Event open to all paid newsletter subscribers + FSS students.

May 6-20: NEW Feminist Scrapbook School Course — Selfie Mechanics 101. Learn how to use your camera to take pictures of yourself that you love. We’ll be talking about lighting, composition, expression, storytelling, and everything you need to set your self up for successful selfies. Course available for FSS Students only.

How to Access Lens Mini-Magazine

Paid substack subscribers will find the monthly Lens mini-magazine PDF right in their email. If you’re a student at Feminist Scrapbook School, you’ll also gain access to our themed classroom (login required) where even more sticker inspiration awaits!

rukristin: Feminist Scrapbooker is supported by creative humans like you. To receive our Lens Mini-Magazine each month and support our work, consider becoming a paid subscriber.


  • Direct Access to our Lens Mini-Mag: You’ll receive this email at the start of each month with a link to download the magazine directly, ensuring you have immediate access to start creating.
  • Seamless Integration in the ALP: All the content of the PDF is also available in a theme-dedicated classroom (must be logged in) on the ALP website/app.

Your creativity and passion for storytelling are the backbone of our community. The Lens Magazine is here to support, inspire, and celebrate your scrapbooking journey, one story at a time.


Kristin and the ALP Team

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