Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Your Family in Pictures #review

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Links in review may contain affiliate links.



Anyone who knows me, knows I love to take pictures.  Most pictures turn out pretty good, but I wanted to learn how to take better ones, especially of my family.  Your Family in Pictures, The Parents' Guide to Photographing Holidays, Family Portraits, and Everyday Life gives readers tools to do just that--take better family pictures.  Readers learn how to set themselves up for success, which covers everything from lighting to getting the family in the mood and being creative.

The author then gives tips to photographing everyday life, holidays, family portraits (including pets), tweens and teens, family vacations and travel.

I found the tips in the book to be practical and easy to understand.  A few of my favorite tips are these:
  • When shooting indoor holiday pictures, increase your ISO to 800 or even 1600, as it lets more light into the camera, giving you sharper, brighter photos.
  • Practice framing daily moments by using a 2"x 3" frame, hold it up and think about how you could frame the world around you in that moment.
  • When you see a photo you love, evaluate what you like about the photo.  Consider lighting, the photographers point of view and background are just some points the author makes.
  • Let go of perfection, especially when photographing kids.  Not everyone will be facing the camera, not all will always be smiling.  But the overall story will be told.
This is a great book for any one who wants to take better family photos.  The book is simple to read and gives you many ideas.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Links in review may contain affiliate links.

2 comments:

Hobbies on a Budget said...

I like the tip of framing daily moments to see what they would like in a picture! I'm always trying to improve the pictures too!

lil_lady_dz said...

Taking photos and having memories in photo books, pictures frames around the house, and having them to share is a huge part of what we do as a family. We love taking photos.

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