I'm a sucker for a beautiful book cover, and Sarah Wilkerson 's Capture the Moment captivated me
This book bills itself as "the modern photographer's guide to finding beauty in everyday and family life".
As a novice photographer with a good camera (Nikon D7000), I am slowly trying to learn how to use my camera and wean myself from program mode.
Slowly, but surely, I am venturing into other modes, and books like this help me by showing photographic examples and giving short assignments.
Often, in most families, the camera only comes out for special events and occasions. This book wants to help us to remember to capture everyday life
The author says on page 102, "Most of us do a great job of documenting extraordinary outings, celebrations, and milestones, forgetting that many of our most cherished memories are derived from everyday moments. it can be difficult to step back and appreciate the beauty of life as we experience or observe it day in and day out, but the fact is that our daily activities do change - sometimes incrementally and imperceptibly. The rituals and routines that we so often take for granted are gone before we know it."
Looking through photo albums from when my children were younger, I noticed that most of the every day photos were taken by me because my husband was usually at work when the normal, every day stuff was going on. Consequently, we don't have many every day life photos because I rarely thought to grab the camera and take a photo. Or maybe there was no film in the camera ! (remember those days?)
Capture the Moment has 6 chapters full of beautiful photos. Each chapter has 3 "creativity exercises" at the end to help you create beautiful photos of your own.
You can learn more about Sarah Wilkerson and Clickin Moms here.
"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review." Opinions are my own.