I spotted Mamarazzi: A Mother’s Guide to Children’s Photography whilst browsing through a favorite blog of mine and decided to review it for those of you haven’t read or spotted this fairly new book release. It is FANTASTIC.
Based on my previous post complaining that I can’t find a good photographer in my area who shoots in a style I like, I decided to take matters into my own hands and finally learn how to use the Canon 450D that was my birthday treat last year.
Mamarazzi has helped me so much already – never one to enjoy ‘technical’ books, this hits the nail on the head by giving you enough practical advice whether you take photos with a compact camera or a more sophisticated dSLR.
The real gem with Mamarazzi however, is that it actually gives you much more than technique, it teaches you about style, and how to interact with children (your own, or others). If you can′t seem to take enough great photos of the children in your life, then this is the book for you.
I have a 5 year old sister (BIG age gap I know) and a 9 year old step-son and I love capturing images of them, but where the Mamarazzi book will really come into its own is when I have my own babies and can photograph their growing up and capture those great memories on film – without red-eye, or blurry or too dark, or underexposed etc.
Mamarazzi teaches you how to photograph children with the style, clarity, color, and beauty you see in professional photographs. The guide combines humor with solid know–how to show you how to compose shots, handle cameras from basic compacts to advanced dSLRs, take portraits or candids, create prints that impress, and even work with kids! Packed with beautiful examples and written in a down–to–earth style from one mom to another, this book will help mamarazzis everywhere take better photos.
Moms are one of the fastest–growing segments of the camera–toting demographic, and the blogosphere has a term for them, Mamarazzi’s.
Mixes information, inspiration, and fun for women who want to take better photographs of the children in their lives.
Explains how to set up a camera and use the controls on basic compacts up to advanced dSLR cameras
Covers shot composition, determining settings, exposing images correctly, the essentials of printing images, how to process for clear and bright color, and more.
Includes stunning examples of portraits and candids of children.
Become a better mamarazzi with this fun and informative guide!
Mamarazzi [mah-muh-raht-tsee] (noun, plural): Mothers who doggedly pursue opportunities to take, share and display photographs of their children.
The book has had some great reviews from other Mom’s and photography enthusiasts on Amazon.
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If you want to learn how to take better photos of your kids, I really suggest Mamarazzi as a useful guide to children’s photography.
Do you have Mamarazzi on your bookshelf?