Friday, August 28, 2015

Review: Capture the Moment by Sarah Wilkerson

In "Capture the Moment," CEO of Clickin Moms Sarah Wilkerson has compiled a a great collection of photos taken by women, many of which are taken of kids by their moms. You don't have to be a mom to enjoy the photos and photography tips presented here. However, the tips are mainly meant to get you thinking with a photographer's eye for content and light. There are very few technical tips given, and the short dictionary at the back of the book is pretty basic stuff. So, the book is mainly for beginners. And yet pretty much all of the photo examples were taken with camera bodies that cost well over $1000 (imagine how expensive the lenses are). Since I can only afford my current Canon T2i Rebel, which takes terrible photos when a high ISO is used, I found it disappointing that more than half of these photos were taken at ISOs over 1600. How do these professional photographers get their subjects to turn out so in focus with such low f-stops? How do they manage to take photos at high ISOs with so little grain in the result? How can I take photos just a high in quality without expensive equipment and editing programs?

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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