Spice Up Your Photos book review

Spice Up Your Photos

Are you into photography? Me too. I love taking photos – but probably even more, I love turning photos into beautiful crafts and art. The only problem is that I have no idea how to do it. At least until now! My friend Nitsa blogs at More than Photography and is undoubtedly an expert on beautiful photography and how to make art from it. She has recently written an e-book called Spice Up Your Photos: Creative and experimental photography techniques to put a spark in your photos. If you are interested in dabbling in beautiful photography crafts or mixed media, this book is for you. Do you remember this project?

Mod Podge mixed media

I featured Nitsa with this mixed media collage with photographs – and Mod Podge! Think you aren’t capable of making something like this? You are! Spice Up Your Photos will show you how it’s done.

Spice Up Your Photos includes 103 pages of ideas, inspiration and actual practices for creative and experimental photography:

  • Inkjet and image transfers
  • Texture layering
  • Mixed media photography
  • Alternative photography
  • Hand coloring photos
  • and much more!

My favorite part of the book is, of course, image transfers. They just look so cool and you can use them in so many projects!

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I also REALLY love the handcoloring of images technique section, which you can do with paints or watercolor (Nitsa will show you how):

Screen Shot 2013-02-03 at 7.02.27 PMI could go on and on, but I encourage you to go here and download some sample pages of the book to see for yourself. This is the coolest photography technique book I’ve ever seen and I can’t wait to get started with it!

Nitsa is so nice that she’s offering three of you a download of her book! All you have to do is enter below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. LAurie K says

    This book would be awesome. I can just imagine all the amazing things I could do with my pictures!!

  2. Brittany says

    I would love to be able to make custom housewarming gifts for my friends as they leave uni.

  3. Michelle B says

    I would love to have this book to make a gift for a special photographer in my life! And of course, to learn some cool stuff!!

  4. Amy Spencer says

    I would love to have this book because of all the amazing gifting opportunities it presents.

  5. says

    Our family takes loads of pictures, but we don’t do much with them. I’d love to have some creative ways to use the pictures on our blogs, in our home, and as gifts. This book may just be the nudge we need!

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  7. Sandy says

    I take so many pictures but I never do anything with them. I would LOVE to do things with them!

  8. Shannon Haubrich says

    Just the picture you shared have me itching to get my hands on this book and try EVERYTHING!! I’m a photography junkie and would love to find unusual uses for ws one of my work. Very cool giveaway!! (but that’s no surprise really). ;)

  9. Becky Greene says

    I have some photos I would love to display, but we have enough framed pictures already – looking for new ideas!

  10. paul Greenwood says

    I’ve been watching your stuff for a couple of years now. I appreciate that your work is ‘darkroom’ based. Having no such facility I’d love to learn how to digitally replicate the wonderful work you do. Will your book teach me how?

  11. Zoe says

    I’m a designer & photographer and have always been interested in all sorts of experimental photographic techniques but courses and workshops are waaay too expensive – this book looks like a great alternative!

  12. martina says

    i love to experiment in general, haven’t done it for a while.. and this would be perfect for my soul’s need :)

  13. says

    Nitza’s ideas are really creative and she’s good at presenting them in a way that encourages you to take them in your own direction. A couple years ago I was looking for new ways to present my photography and a how-to on laserjet transfers by Nitsa caught my attention and inspired me. My work has never been the same since!

  14. Krista says

    I love having a camera on hand to take landscape and environmental photos, and I have enough knowledge to spice them up a little in Photoshop, but having this book would be a great help to expand on that knowledge!

  15. Christine Hickey says

    I love mixed media and I love photography – what better way to make art by marrying the two together! I would *love* to win a copy of this book.

  16. Janice says

    I’m a big fan of Nitsa’s and read her blog all the time. I am planning to buy her books, but winning this one would give me a headstart!