Friday, October 17, 2014

Your Family in pictures by Me Ra Koh

I love taking pictures of my family; call it a hobby. I have read a lot of books about photography but really appreciated this one.

This soft cover book contains 144 pages with tons of ideas and photos to help you take great pictures of your family during special times or just everyday happenings in your life.
Divided into 7 sections:

1. Setting yourself up for Success
This section give you the steps needed to make your photos successful. It gives you tips on great lighting as well as how to get your family in the mood for picture taking.

2. Developing a Photographers Eye
This section shows you how to shoot. Converting black and white. Discover color, line, shape and texture. Tells you how to become a storyteller.

3. Everyday Life
This section gives you 5 tips on photographing everyday life like outdoor sports, bedtime rituals and more.

4. Holidays
This section gives you tips for photographing 5 different holidays

5. Family Portraits
This section gives you tips for family portraits like pets, sisters, dad and more.

6. Tweens and Teens
This section gives you tips on photographing your teens friends, prom, graduation and more.

7. Family Vacations and Travel
This section give tips photographing snow days, sunsets, amusement parks and more.

This book gave me lots of great tips and ideas to photograph my family. I plan to pass this on to my niece who has an interest and talent for photography.

*This book was sent to me by Blogging for Books  in exchange for my honest review

Why Dogs Are... by Tana Thompson

Most everyone loves dogs! This darling picture book puts a wonderful spin on why dogs were created.
This hardback book has a wonderful cover that is appealing to any dog lover and the title is an easy attention grabber as well. Each page has a simple yet beautiful picture along with an easy to read story. Some of my personal favorites are the ones with the dog and a boy named Brian together.

This book combines the wonderful companionship of a dog with people. The boy Brian is actually blind/deaf. God wants to show Brian how much he loves him. The angels and several kinds of animals volunteer . But when God sees the dog he tells him he can help Brian. The dog doesn't think he is special enough. But God encourages the dog and tells him what he must do to show God's love to the little boy on earth. So Dog goes to earth with the promise if he does a good job that God will send more dogs to earth. (I will leave it at that; so I don't give too much of the ending away).

This is an adorable book that links animals and people together. My kids loved it and thought it was so sweet that God picked a dog to help a child. Dogs are so comforting to people. They are used all the time for the elderly, blind, veterans, kids with autism, and many other people with medical or mental disabilities. This is a perfect book that just explains Why dogs are.  

*This book was given to me by BookCrash  in exchange for my honest review.