Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Capture the Moment: a review

This is the book about photography I've wished someone would write.  The subtitle of the book is, The modern photographer's guide to finding beauty in everyday and family life.  It is written by Sarah Wilkerson who is the CEO of Clickin Moms with contributors by the dozens.

Why do I love it so?  Because I'm not a professional or even a good amateur photographer.  I just take pictures.  Pictures of my family.  Pictures of my home.  Lots of pictures of my cat.  Pictures for this blog.

The first half (or so) of the book provides the kind of information someone like me with a simple camera can use to take photos that are beautiful and more meaningful.  The second half (or so) of the book provides valuable information for the amateur and beginning professional on how to use their camera features to take better photographs. 

The Chapter headings include:
  • Natural Light
  • Composition
  • Storytelling
  • Fine Art
  • Black & White
  • Low Light

I should also say that the way the book is set up, it is actually enjoyable to read.  The instructions and suggestions often take up only one page, sometimes two pages.  Of course, with beautiful photographs on each page.

I highly recommend this book about photography to any blogger, parent, or person in general who wants to take better photos.  Whether you have a simple point and shoot camera or the best equipment on the market, you will find useful information in this book.

This book was provided by Blogging For Books but the opinion is my own.

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Vee said...

I need all the help I can get! =D Looking forward to how your photography might change...should be interesting. I'll tell you what, anything that requires lying on the ground willbe out for me! =D

Nanna Chel said...

That sounds like a book I would love as my brother just gave me his DSLR camera and I am hoping to improve my blog photos and photos of my grandchildren.

Mrs.Rabe said...

This sounds exactly like what I need. A book for a layman to learn to take better photos!