It may be common knowledge that everyday life has its own beauty. But capturing that beauty through photographs is another matter. It takes a keen eye to recognize everyday beauty and, it seems, expertise as a photographer to transfer that beauty to photo paper.
Sarah Wilkerson, CEO of Clickin Moms, has put together one of the most beautiful books meant to solve this dilemma. Every page bears a lovely photo of everyday life taken by one of the photographers of Clickin Moms. And alongside each photo is a short bit of advice for capturing similar photos. This lovely little volume is beautiful enough to be a coffee table book yet simple enough for the beginning photographer.
Divided into sections according to various photography needs (natural light, composition, storytelling, fine art, etc.), this book takes beginning photographers on a journey toward advanced photographic storytelling. One of my favorite features in this book–and one that other beginning photographers will appreciate–is the list of “Creativity Exercises” that comes after each chapter of the book and offers practical, immediate ideas for implementing the tips presented in that chapter. In addition, the very end of the book contains a short glossary of photography terms. What truly amateur photographer, after all, understands the meaning of “DSLR,” “ISO,” or “Spot Metering”?
I recommend this book for any new photographer…and anyone who simply wants a beautiful and highly interesting book for her coffee table.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.