Capture the Moment: The Modern Photographer's Guide to Finding Beauty in Everyday and Family Life (Hardcover)

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Turn everyday photos into stunning works of art, with this essential guide to photography

Featuring gorgeous phographs takn by the members the photography industry’s largest social network of female photographers, Clickin Moms, this accessible and gift-worthy guide provides both the inspiration and skills every photographer needs to capture life's beautiful moments as frameable pieces of art—from breakfasts to birthday parties and first steps to first days of school.

With big, bold images paired with short, easy-to-follow tips progressing from elementary to advanced, this book is perfect for amateurs and professionals alike, covering equipment, composition, posing, low light, natural light, black and white, still life, and lifestyle photography. Assignments for experimenting with lighting and shooting locations round out the chapters, and advice based on photographs from over 100 contributors include these priceless suggestions:

• Channel the old masters—painters such as Rembrandt and DaVinci are great inspiration
• Anticipate emotion—watch for laughter and surprise
• Embrace harsh lighting, backlighting, dappled sunlight and shade and use them to your advantage
• Emphasize texture and seek out patterns—repetition can be striking and bold
• Shoot from unexpected angles—sometimes the best shot is from below, behind, or above

Clickin Moms is contributing 100 percent of the royalties from Capture the Moment to the Ronald McDonald House, which provides accommodation for the families of seriously ill or injured children near the facility where a child is hospitalized.

About the Author

SARAH WILKERSON is CEO of Clickin Moms, which was founded by professional photographer Kendra Okolita in March 2008 and has grown to become the photography industry's largest female-photographer social network. Wilkerson, a graduate of Duke University and the University of Texas School of Law, lives with her husband, three sons, and a daughter. Wilkerson teaches advanced courses on photography composition and creativity.

Praise For…

A Gift Guide pick from Time, Real Simple, Colorado Parent

"This book is both beautiful to page through and a thorough instruction manual for beginning photographers. [Mom will] be inspired to pick up her camera and finally use it—without having to attend an actual photography class."
Real Simple

“This gorgeous guide is a beautiful collection of eclectic imagery illustrating deceptively simple tips for documenting daily life.” 
—Rachel Devine, coauthor of Beyond Snapshots

Capture the Moment is a stunning resource that will inspire new photographers, hobbyists, and moms as well as reinvigorate experienced pros. I adore the huge variety of contributors, illustrating so many styles, coming together to represent a common goal: capturing life and love via photography.”
—Lena Hyde, photographer and founder of Design Aglow

“If documenting life in all its beauty and humor is your passion then Capture the Moment will be an informed and accessible companion along the way.”
—Stephanie Rausser, photographer of Lulu & Pip

Product Details
ISBN: 9780770435271
ISBN-10: 0770435270
Publisher: Amphoto Books
Publication Date: April 7th, 2015
Pages: 256
Language: English