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Mom's Little Book of Photo Tips Hardcover – October, 1999


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Creating Keepsakes Books; English Language edition (October 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1929180128
  • ISBN-13: 978-1929180127
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,600,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

As its title indicates, this charming little book is intended specifically for mothers who want to take better photographs of their families, notably their children. However, the book could appeal to anyone who likes to take photographs of family and friends. Written in a pleasant, conversational style, the text is organized into five basic chapters ("Portraits," "Props," "Candid Photos," "In the Great Outdoors," and "Group Photos") that encompass 75 specific tips. While the book does not include much in the way of technical advice, it does offer good, practical information for amateur photographers who would simply like to make better informal snapshots. The photographs of newborns, rowdy youngsters, and their parents effectively illustrate the author's suggestions. Appropriate for all libraries, especially public libraries that maintain photography collections for amateur shutterbugs.
-Raymond Bial, Parkland Coll. Lib., Champaign, IL
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Lisa Bearnson is editor and cofounder of Creating Keepsakes scrapbook magazine and is the author of the book Joy of Scrapbooking. Lisa has learned so much about photography since she staarted scrapbooking the she wants to share her suggestions with everyone. The first step to great scrapbooks is great photos! Cowriter Siobhan McGowan is a writer and editor who lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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It's a nice small hardcover book packed full of great tips.
GLW
If you find yourself wishing that the photos you take of your family were better at capturing the events and personalities, this is a great book to turn to for help.
Gwyneth Calvetti
I received this book shortly after my daughter was born and it has proved to be a great reference.
tspwlv

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By GLW on March 9, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I just got this book yesterday and I love it! It's a nice small hardcover book packed full of great tips. The sections are short but to-the-point and show great examples. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves taking pictures...especially of their kids!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Gwyneth Calvetti VINE VOICE on October 31, 2000
Format: Hardcover
If you find yourself wishing that the photos you take of your family were better at capturing the events and personalities, this is a great book to turn to for help. In a straightforward, organized manner, the authors demonstrate photographic techniques along with ideas for unique family shots. From chapters entitled "Your Beautiful Children" to "Fun and Games," there are many ideas for new ways to capture your family on film. The photos that accompany each technique or suggestion are ones that were taken by real moms, with regular point and shoot cameras. Even the ones that line the family up to say "cheese" have a fresh way about them. Follow the advice in this book, and your trips to the photofinisher should be much more satisfying.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "steffer32" on April 10, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is good not only for the lighting suggestions (the most exotic lighting equipment suggested was a white tablecloth or posterboard) but for the ideas on WHAT to take pictures of. This book gives ideas of how to photograph your kids doing everyday things and having fun(as well as the fun prop shots) instead of having the glum, formal Mom-making-me sit-still-for-a-picture look or the fake cheesy smiles. The most helpful part of the book for me was on posing group shots - different ways to get the kids in order and not looking like a police line-up. The photos alone without reading the accompanying text can give you a lot of ideas to try, while reading the text gives you info on how the shot was set up (or advice on how to corral the kids for the picture). This book shows what you can do in photography with basic equipment.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By tspwlv on June 16, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I received this book shortly after my daughter was born and it has proved to be a great reference. It's not overly technical and is written in language anyone can understand. The advice and tips work just as well with a point and shoot camera than with a more complex one. You'll find yourself reading this book several times and picking up a new tip each time. A great investment!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NIU mom on January 13, 2006
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I was looking forward to getting some helpful insight on photographing children from this scarpbooking guru but I was disappointed in the quality of the book. The copyright of the book is 1999, however, the photographs that were used as examples looked very outdated- maybe even from 25 years ago if I had to guess. This book is VERY VERY BASIC. It talks about using flash, coordinating outfits, taking candid shots, using backgrounds, etc. If you are looking for ways to use the great pictures of your children or making the most of your camera this is NOT the book for you! Spend a few extra bucks and get "DESIGNING WITH PHOTOS" instead.
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