Friday, August 29, 2014

Your Family in Pictures

Me Ra Koh has put together a valuable tutorial on family photography in the book, "Your Family in Pictures: The Parents' Guide to Photographing Holidays, Family Portraits, and Everyday Life". This book is my new go-to book for anything relating to taking pictures of my family. There are so many tips, tricks, and ideas all in one place and organized so perfectly.

There are seven different chapters in this book, each one focusing on a different aspect of photography. The first two chapters serve as almost an introduction to photography, discussing light, color, line, shape, texture, and when to shoot in black and white. The next five chapters discusses photographic moments, with chapters featuring everyday life, holidays, family portraits, tweens and teens, and family vacations and travel.

Each chapter of this book offers a lot of valuable tips on staging, camera settings, and ideas for poses, illustrated by Koh's own photos. I loved that there were a lot of illustrations to show how her photos turned out. I also loved that there were so many tips and tricks to photographic the different scenarios. One of my favorite tips from this book was for family photos, have Mom wear what she feels most beautiful in and then have everyone else dress to complement her.

Overall I would definitely give this book a 5/5. I thought it was an amazing resource for an amateur photographer to get the most out of their photos. Taking photographs is capturing a moment in time, and who doesn't want these moments to look as amazing as possible? Great book, great resource. Loved it.

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from's blogger program in exchange for an honest review.

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