Book Review: Your Family in Pictures by Me Ra Koh

Posted March 16, 2015 by love2dazzle in Non-Fiction, Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Crown Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Your Family in Pictures by Me Ra KohYour Family in Pictures by Koh, Me Ra
Published by Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony on August 12th 2014
Genres: Children, Family & Relationships, General, Parenting, Photography, Portraits, Subjects & Themes
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback
Source: Crown Publishing Group
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four-stars

For parents (especially moms) with little to no photography experience who want to capture better portraits and photos of their families using any camera.In this follow-up to Your Baby in Pictures and Your Child in Pictures, Me Ra Koh turns her bestselling photo recipe approach to the entire family, offering moms and parents easy yet powerful ideas for capturing holidays, vacations, portraits of all family members (with a special chapter on teens), and the perfectly imperfect joy of everyday life with kids. Through 40 easy

“Your Family in Pictures” by Me Ra Koh is the Parent’s guide to taking pictures of their family. I thought this book is great for any parent or person that is wanting to learn how to take better family pictures to capture those moments. I think it is great learning different techniques to take pictures.

Reading over this book, I was able to learn some new techniques and ways to think about how to make photography work for your family. It takes time to figure out how to document those special moments in your family. This book brings simple items to help create those special documented moments. It shows how to use lighting and the rooms that you live in to create amazing photos.

Me Ra Koh doesn’t focus on spending a ton of money on equipment instead this book talks about how to use what you have to create fantastic photos. There are a couple of things in this book that I don’t completely agree with. I like the fact that the author tries really hard to convince the reader that you can take nice pictures with whatever you have including your cell phone but then the pictures that are in the book were taken with professional cameras.

I think it would have been a whole lot better if the book feature pictures that were taken with the equipment that is talked about being used like simple cameras and cell phones. That would show more realistic pictures. All in all I really like this photography book. I think it has some great tips for people wanting to learn photography.

four-stars

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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