Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Book Review: Your Family In Pictures

Last year, I took all my birthday and Christmas money and bought myself a nice, new Canon Rebel. Since then, I've been enjoying taking photos with it, but have never been brave enough to take it out of auto mode. When I had the chance to review Me Ra Koh's photography book for beginners, Your Family in Pictures, I was hoping it would give me the confidence I needed to get out of automatic and into manual shooting mode!

The book is meant for parents who want to document the lives of their family. Each chapter is divided into "recipes" for taking the best pictures, whether for holidays, everyday life, vacations, or family portraits. These "recipes" are incredibly helpful, and tell you the best time to take a certain photo, and how to get the look you want, including what settings your camera should be set on to get the desired effect (there are instructions for both point and shoot and DSLR cameras).

Your Family in Pictures really took the intimidation out of all the scary settings in my camera, and I think I will keep this book ready at all times as a resource, since it details where, when, and how to get the best photographs possible. 

The only thing I would add to this book would be a handy chart of f/, ISO, and shutter speed with desired effect, so I don't have to look through each chapter when I'm unsure of something. But, besides a better appendix, I was quite happy with this book, and would recommend to any of my friends who are looking to learn about photography.

Here are a couple pictures I took at our local Farmer's Market on manual mode after reading Your Family in Pictures. I think they turned out okay for my first day knowing what ISO meant!

*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher and Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I read this book a month ago during my nyc bus tours. I found this book highly interesting. I got a lot of new ideas and information about traveling after reading this book. This book tells us how we can spend some memorable time with our family. It also tells us about different recipes and how can we take pictures of our family in different places of the world.


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