This modern guide to photography pairs big, bold images with short, focused tips for translating everyday life into stunning works of art. Featuring contributions by the members of Clickin Moms, the photography industry’s largest social network of female photographers, this guide captures the beauty of family life—whether it’s a child’s
unfinished bowl of cereal or a sunlit trip to the lake. With tips progressing from elementary to advanced, this book is perfect for amateurs and professionals alike, covering equipment, composition, posing, low light, natural light, black and white, still life, and lifestyle photography. Assignments for experimenting with lighting and shooting locations round out the chapters, providing photographers with both the inspiration and skills they need to document those unforgettable, frame-worthy moments in time.
With three children growing fast and changing often, it can be quite pricey to purchase school photos or take them to a "professional" photographer. A couple years ago I purchased a nice Cannon camera (not top of the line but a nicer digital for home use) so I could start taking my own yearly and seasonal photos of my kids (and pet, outdoors, etc). At first it was a learning experience to figure out the best lighting, positioning, background and foreground images, positioning and such . . . and I thought I did a fairly good job for an amateur photographer.
But still, I wasn't satisfied. I knew there was so much I needed to learn and figure out to really make a great photo. So I kept trying, searching the internet and books and asking questions to find ways to improve my personal photography without spending a ton of money on props and gadgets. So I started paying attention to the lighting in our yard at different times of day - what "accessories" and "props" I could find right in my own home or yard and I think I did pretty well . . .
But again, there is still much to learn. So finding the book Capture the Moment by Sarah Wilkerson has been a wonderful addition to my photographic education. It is well written and full of professional photographs that help a novice like me to see step by step how to improve my photography. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn a bit more and visually see different techniques that can help improve their own photographs.
Capture the Moment can be purchased on Amazon.com
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