Take Better Family Photos: An Easy-to-use Guide for Capturing Life's Most Treasured Events

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Reader's Digest, 2002 - Photography - 176 pages
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Now capture images of cherished occasions -- without red eyes, chopped off-heads, goofy grins or scenes of fuzzy confusion. Packed with surefire techniques and savvy tips from a seasoned professional, "Take Better Family Photos" makes producing vivid, evocative and truly pleasing pictures a snap for shutterbugs of all experience and comfort levels.

Demystifies the world of picture-taking options, from mastering the automatic features on conventional cameras to selecting the right film and lens setting to preserving memories on CD and other state-of-the-art developments in digital photography.

This exciting how-to book features clear, non-technical step-by-step instructions to ensure getting the best photographs in any setting, with any subject. Throughout, over 200 full-color samples of top-quality shots, both formal and candid, provide visual inspiration and instantly usable ideas. Highlights include:
-- Portrait essentials, from lighting, framing and composition to various poses and props
-- Taking winning shots of large groups, fidgety kids, crying babies and people on the move
-- Avoiding distracting and bizarre elements, such as telephone poles coming out of heads
-- Reflecting the best of special occasions -- from getting newlyweds to look "in love" to showcasing both the scenic splendors and spontaneous fun of vacations

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This How-to Book on family photos is inciteful and fresh with colorful examples of good and not-so-good photos. It gives simple, practical advice on how to take family pictures. My photos are already ... Read full review

Review: Take Better Family Photos

User Review  - Goodreads

This How-to Book on family photos is inciteful and fresh with colorful examples of good and not-so-good photos. It gives simple, practical advice on how to take family pictures. My photos are already ... Read full review

Contents

Alternative Portraits
102
Toddler Time
116
Arranging Groups
132
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Amanda Vickers is a director of Speak First with many years of experience in training, coaching and management development. She also designs and delivers training for a wide range of organisations. She has an honours degree in psychology and is a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Steve Bavister is an expert in business communication, including personal impact, networking, presentations skills, influencing & persuading, management and business writing. He has an honours degree in psychology is a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming.

Jackie Smithis a director of Speak First with a diverse global career as a psychologist, line manager, trainer and consultant.
Speak Firstis one of the UK's fastest-growing training and coaching consultancies.

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