Your Family in Pictures
By Me Ra Koh
Designed to help the amateur photographer capture great family pictures, Your Family in Pictures is filled with inspiring “photo recipes” to get anyone off to a great start. Me Ra Koh has lots of ideas for ways to get great shots of family life, from portraits to everyday occurrences. She gives suggestions for everything from props to locations to camera settings to help catch special moments for every family.
I found this book to be a great resource for getting started taking family pictures. The “photo recipes” gave me great ideas for how to get my own family to take great pictures. I love that she encourages you to capture “real” shots of the family engaging in normal activities. Especially with younger kids, it’s hard to get everyone even looking the same direction for a picture, much less making it look awesome; but this book showed me that pictures of REAL people are better than perfectly posed glamor shots. I loved that the book was filled with lots of pictures. She even has suggestions on how to make shots that don’t look that great initially, look great with a little bit of cropping and maybe recoloring the picture. This amateur photographer is now much more equipped to capture my loved ones on film. Overall, I give this book an A: a great resource for moms, dads, grandmas, and grandpas who want to take great pictures of their family.
I received a free copy of this book from bloggingforbooks.org in exchange for my honest review.