About the Book: Are you interested in photography? Looking for a new camera? Want a second job or developing a new interest?: Let professional photographers Rachel Devine and Peta Mazey show you how to use that fancy DSLR to photograph the story of your life, from falling in love and having a baby, to the everyday moments that are no less precious. You’ll learn:
• Common beginner mistakes and how to avoid them
• How to take portraits of your children, friends, pets—even yourself
• How to capture light to make your photos more dramatic
• How to make colors pop, eyes sparkle, and skin tones more realistic
• How to capture the uniqueness and wonder of your family, friends, and world
After all, why trust your memories to regular snapshots when with just a little knowledge, you can create beautiful photographs? This book will help you be inspired to see the beauty around you, every day.
About the Authors: Rachel Devine is an international commercial kid photographer and American ex-pat mom/photo-blogger. Born in America, Rachel and her family are based out of Melbourne, Australia. She is known as Sesame Ellis on the internet...it is a long story. Peta Mazey is one half of the Beyond Snapshots team and a professional Photographer that shoots a bit of everything, but especially loves working with children. She works internationally and is based in Wellington, New Zealand.
My Thoughts on the Book: A year ago my husband bought me my first DSLR camera and enrolled me in a community class at a local college. I was hooked. I blog and each Sunday participate in a meme called Project 365 (a week in photos). This book has been an inspiration to do flower shots, people shots, and nature shots better. It is a great source book and I delighted to have added it to my photography collection. I don't want to be a professional....but I do want to be the best at what I do. If you are interested in photography this book is a must.
Disclaimer: I received this book from Net Galley and Crown Publishing Group for a fair and honest review. I was not paid for my review and my thoughts are 100% my own.
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.