One of my favorite things about having a blog is taking pictures of everything. My friends and family have given me a hard time about my constant "snapping" my whole life but now I think they like it :) I am always looking for ways to improve my photography.
Have you heard of Katie Evans? I saw this book floating around on BlogLand and I definitely judged a book by it's cover - in a good way. How beautiful is that cover, seriously. I checked out Katie's Blog and I got the honor of reviewing her e-book The Key to Taking Pictures like a Professional Photographer. So lucky! Not only are her pictures amazing, her photography style is right up my alley and she is also a fellow Texan :) I would call her part natural/earthy and part bright/eclectic.
I don't want to give away too much because I hate when people do that. But I will share a few of my favorite things:
-The book is organized really well; it isn't too basic but isn't too intimidating either. Here are some sample pages from her book:
- The whole book is full of beautiful visuals, examples and diagrams, its just plain pretty.
- My favorite chapters were on Lighting and Editing... some need to know info here. I have always had trouble editing to black and white... not any more.
Favorite new things I learned:
-New fact on Focusing
- White Balance Tips
- The "Palm Trick"
- Into the frame vs. Out of the Frame
If you are looking to step up your photo game (cause you want to keep up with me :), check out The Key to Taking Pictures like a Professional Photographer. Katie has it available as an e-book right now but I just read on her blog that she is also going to be offering it in printed form soon too. I read it on my nook but I can't imagine how vibrant her pictures would look printed. Speaking of her blog, she posts awesome photography tips there too.
Hi I'm Taylor - mom to two amazing boys and wife to one. I love sewing, family time, paper crafting, collecting vintage sheets, Mexican Food & Margaritas, photography, floral fabric, brights colors, rearranging, painting and cooking. Sit down and stay a while.