How to Take Great Family Photos

How to Take Great Family Photos

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How to Take Great Family Photos by Cathy Joseph, Angela Hampton

Everyone enjoys taking or looking at great family photos. It's wonderful to have an enduring record of cherished moments like a baby's first steps, a daughter's wedding, or the children having fun on vacation. Why is it that, all too often, the excitement of picking up our pictures from the processors is followed by a wave of disappointment? You really do not have to be an expert to take effective pictures. You simply need to learn a few basics and take time to practice them. Whatever camera you own, whether it's a compact or an SLR, film or digital, this essential guide to taking great family photos offers easy-to-follow advice on getting the kind of shots you always wanted, including practical exercises to improve your technique and measure your success. And once the pictures are taken, there are top tips on organizing and displaying your photographs so that your precious memories last forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782940361311
Publisher: RotoVision SA
Publication date: 10/01/2003
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction6
Rogues' gallery8
1Getting started
How the camera works16
Choosing a camera18
Accessories20
Film22
How to hold your camera24
2Composition
Learning to look28
Selecting a focal point30
Positioning the subject34
Posing38
Framing the subject46
Camera angles48
Color and props50
3Lighting
Brightness, color, quality56
Outdoor light58
Indoor light62
Using flash66
4Family subjects
Family ties72
Babies74
Children78
Siblings82
Teenagers84
Pets86
Couples90
Grandparents92
Family groups94
5Special occasions
Everlasting memories100
Weddings102
Vacations104
Christmas and birthdays108
School events110
6After the pictures are taken
Organizing your pictures114
Processing and printing116
Digital imaging118
Building a picture story120
Creating an album122
Enlarging and framing124
Cut out and keep: 20 questions to ask yourself126
Acknowledgments127
Index128

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