Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Capture the Moment by Sarah Wilkerson

 I recently started shooting with a DSRL camera. Let me tell you, I have no idea what I am doing. Seriously, I am pretty much incompetent at this point. I have always yearned to capture great photos of my kids, yet lacked the skill and equipment to really do that. I have started to look for resources to help me on this journey.

Capture the Moment by Sarah Wilkerson has been so helpful to me. Not only is it filled with practical tips, the book is bursting with inspiration.

The book has six chapters, each tackling an aspect of photography. Sarah teaches us about natural light, composition, storytelling, fine art, black & white and low light.

Within each chapters she has numerous tips; like "experiment with white balance" or "become part of your own story". Each of her tips is accompanied by an amazing photo that perfectly exemplifies what she is talking about. The photo is almost more helpful than the text.  As a visual learner, these photos really drive the lessons home. The photos contained within the book are from numerous photographers. A lot of these photos are from women just like me. They are moms who want to capture their life and families.

At the end of each chapter there are "creativity exercises". These exercises give the reader practical assignments to practice what they have learned. These lessons are great for beginners and more advanced photographers alike.

In fact, I think that's what makes the book so unique; it is not necessarily directed at any particular skill level. For me as a beginner, I found the tips really helpful. At the end of the book there was a section called "technically speaking". This is a reference of photography terms. Perhaps you speak fluent photographer and could have written the tips yourself-- I  think just about anybody would be inspired by the collection of photos.

If you are looking to expand your photography knowledge, creativity and skills, this book is for you.

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

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