What a beautiful book. Every page is beautifully laid out. There is a great mix of black and white, as well as, colored photos. There are pictures of children, of details, of shadows, of non-living things, basically there are pictures of everything. It really inspires you to grab your camera and get snapping.
From Back of Book
“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.”
While this book is beautiful, and perfectly priced at only $21.99, I felt like it was missing the boat a bit. If you are already an amateur photographer then this is perfect for you. It will give you a fantastic platform to jump off of and grow your ability. However, if you are like me, then this book is slightly out of your grasp. While it has an amazing tips and ideas, it doesn’t tell you how to actually achieve these photos. It does a great job of getting the inspiration flowing, without the knowledge of how to configure the shot, your photos still are a bit flat. Even with that said, I would recommend this book for your coffee table. It is a lovely art book, beautifully bound, with a heavy hardback cover.
Do you buy books for your coffee table? Do you like photography books that assume you know something about composition and cameras? Or do you prefer one that starts at the beginning?