Like every other mom I know, I have a camera handy almost all the time. I even have a fancy digital SLR camera to help me get that “perfect shot”. Unfortunately, I’m not a professional, and I mostly keep that lovely camera on the auto function, which is such a waste. No more!
Mamarazzi: Every Mom’s Guide to Photographing Kids is a must have for any aspiring “mamarazzi”. Full of absolutely beautiful pictures taken by a number of very talented professional photographers, it covers everything from how to use your dSLR to what to wear for photo shoots and how to avoid the dreaded “cheese” face that almost all kids make when faced with a camera.
Author Stacy Wasmuth is a professional photographer and a mom of 3, so she knows what she’s talking about. The book is written as if she’s talking directly to you – no technical jargon to confuse those of us who use cameras as a hobby.
Mamarazzi: Every Mom’s Guide to Photographing Kids is full of tips about how to compose a picture so that it is visually interesting, and it’s got sections on how to get your kids to cooperate at any age.
I particularly love how each and every shot in the book is accompanied by what f-stop, shutter speed and ISO was used. While I know that going pro is not in my future, it’s so helpful to see how the pros get such great pictures and to get ideas for what I can try to achieve similar results. I plan to study the sections on ISO and shutter speed so that my action shots have more wow and less blur!
Mamarazzi: Every Mom’s Guide to Photographing Kids retails for $29.99 USD