Take better family photos: an easy-to-use guide for capturing life's most treasured events

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Reader's Digest, Sep 1, 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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User Review  - Jeff - 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

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User Review  - Marcie - Goodreads

I gave this one four stars because I felt it was the most comprehensive and approachable book about photography that I have yet read. If you simply want to improve the quality of your photos I would ... Read full review


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About the author (2002)

Steve Bavister, one of the most respected photographers in the United Kingdom, currently shoots for stock. He lives in Peterborough, UK.

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