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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (April 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470769106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470769102
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Mamarazzi [mah-muh-raht-tsee] (noun, plural): Mothers who doggedly pursue opportunities to take, share and display photographs of their children

If you just can't put the camera down when the kids are around, you're a card-carrying member of the mamarazzi. Chronicling childhood in photos is meaningful, fun—and sometimes, frustrating enough to make you turn to cupcakes for comfort. How do professional photographers do it?

One of them tells you in this book. Here are professional secrets for getting great photos of kids — pictures that not only capture childhood's magical moments, but also the singular nature of your child's personality. Charge up your camera battery and start reading!

What every mom with a camera should know

  • Techniques for capturing genuine expressions instead of cheesy smiles

  • Tips for every age and stage — yes, even toddlers and teens!

  • Photography basics — composition, lighting, exposure, focus, and white balance

  • Camera settings and lenses, plus techniques you can use with any type of camera

  • Why the experience matters more than the perfect shot

  • Effects you can create with different lighting techniques

  • How to pick ideal locations for taking pictures

  • Simple editing tips to make your photos even better

About the Author

Stacy Wasmuth is a professional photographer and a mamarazzo who freely admits that photographing her own children may be her most challenging assignment. Stacy's client list includes celebrities as well as many not quite famous, but equally fabulous families and children. View her work at bluecandyphotography.com.

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Its easy to read and has great examples throughout.
Bear
I still needed to consult with my owner's manual to learn specifics on some things, but all that I wanted to learn about lighting, ect. is in this book.
vernyvern
I would highly recommend this book to moms and / or bloggers who are looking to better their photography.
Gillian Herrle

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By J. Kelley on June 2, 2011
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As the child and family photographer behind janeenkelley.com photography, I can honestly say that I've bought EVERY child photography book out there. Like many women, my passive interest in photography sky-rocketed with the birth of my first child, so many of these books were purchased with the sole intent of taking the best photos possible of my little monkey. Of these, I can't say one or two didn't dole out a decent piece of advice here or there, but the information was mostly topical, discussing subjects like filling the frame and using the rule of thirds. For the most part, I felt that I'd paid $18-$25 for a book of information I could have gotten for free on the internet (albiet, with a little digging). Overall, I was left uninspired. Then I found this book! And while I admit I purchased it more out of professional curiosity, I can say that being pleasently suprised doesn't quite sum up how impressive this book is, all the way around.

Of all the books streaming along the bottom of this page in the 'similar items' category, this is the book you should buy. Why? For one it's literally PACKED with information--nearly 300 pages worth-- is rich with beautiful, inspiring, full color photos, and shares the camera settings and best ways to acheive what you see on the page. The book contains enough information that a more experienced photographer will find useful, but does so in a way that doesn't intimidate the newbie, which is a major plus. It also gives a fresh and modern take on what's happeneing in the photography world right now.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dean on September 23, 2011
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Book is good companion for moms and dads who just discovered their interest in photography.
It is written in manner that no previous knowledge about photography is necessary. Basics are explained without going too much into technical details.
Great number of pictures are provided throughout the book as examples or portfolio for those who are just looking for inspiration.
I would say that this book is not targeted for advanced amateurs or professionals who already have experience working with DSLR.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Flynn on June 15, 2012
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There is so much to say about this book. I was encouraged by the positive reviews and was looking for a book that honed my beginner skills so that I could take better pictures of my beautiful newborn daughter.

This book was just what I was looking for and is a cut above the rest of the other childrens' photography books I have read.

Pros:
* I like that Wasmuth talks *to* you, not down to you. She presents ideas and insight for pictures that anyone can take. She gives realistic advice for those who can't afford all the bells and whistles (and even those that can) and focuses on the actuality of how to get the best shot while still having fun. In fact, she empahasizes the point of having fun when you take photos. Even better, the book is not full of highly technical verbage. The book is easy to read and follow. I actually read it cover to cover because it was so well written and concise. The language is written as if you were having a conversation with a friend, which makes this book ideal for those of us mommies (or daddies) without a lot of time!

* The book is organized thoughtfully and thoroughly. Each section is separated into specific sections to give you help with lighting and composition, and she makes each chapter easy to understand and follow. The pictures in each section are colorful and bright and diverse--they are not just the same boring shot over and over again used to demonstrate a shot. Each picture is like its own story and this adds to the overall value of the book. You will be referring to the ideas over and over again.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By stasia on May 2, 2011
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What a well-written, friendly, and beautiful book! It's pretty enough to leave out on a coffee table, lighthearted enough for a fun read, but also includes plenty of "tech support" for those Mamarrazis/Mamarazzos? who want to learn more about shutter speeds, lens choices, etc.

The author clearly enjoys her subjects and the included photos are not only beautifully composed, but also capture the whimsy of childhood. Parenting often happens at a frenetic pace, but this book helped to remind me that we can, in fact, freeze time. I'll be taking lots more photos as a result and am composing the perfect "belly button" shot in my head right this second.

Great gift idea too!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Cochran on October 11, 2011
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After three years of taking photos of my children I can honestly say I wish I would have read this book sooner. I learned so much! It gave simple advice on how to improve my images and it also gave more complex advice so that I could start to challenge myself to take even better pictures. I cannot thank Stacy Wasmuth enough for writing this book and helping me take better pictures of my children!
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