Envisioning Family – A Photographers Guide to Making Meaninful Portraits of the Modern Family
I love when a book appears just when I need it. This amazing photography book Envisioning Family: A photographer’s guide to making meaningful portraits of the modern family (Voices That Matter)came in at the perfect time. I am in the middle of trying to decide what dream camera to purchase. I have been saving up gift cards and stashing money for a long time and I am finally in a position to buy my dream camera. The only problem I am having is deciding which version and lenses to pick up. I know I want to buy a Canon Rebel but can not decide which one to get. I had a Canon Rebel for years and used it so much I wore the shutter out twice so now I need to get a new one. This book contained so much more than I thought it would. I was expecting tips and tricks on how to take better family pictures. What I found was an amazing resource into photography and cameras. The book details the lenses that the author uses and why. The book also breaks down a ton of photography terms I have always wondered about but never knew who to ask about.
I found this quote so inspiring!
Never forget that all of the great photographs in history were made with more primitive camera equipment than you currently own – Brooks Jensen
This quote is such a fantastic reminder that the pictures we love to look at from history were taken with very basic simple cameras and look amazing. As much as we stress about the camera and lenses we are using we have to remember the true reason we are taking the picture.
This book really takes the art of taking family pictures to a new level. This book will be on my shelf for easy reference from now on. If you have questions about how to set up a portrait, lighting, cameras, lenses, backgrounds, and so much more this book has answers for you.