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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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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