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Book Review: Photographing Children and Babies: How to Take Great Pictures by Michal Heron

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Michal Heron’s Photographing Children and Babies: How to Take Great Pictures is a great book packed with cool tips and tutorials for those of you who want to take great pictures of children and babies!

When I first saw the book title, I was having some doubts as I seriously do not have any experience or knowledge at all in photography or camera stuff (see, I don’t even know the proper jargon in photography world!). I researched further and found this in the product description: “family-friendly guide shows parents how to dramatically improve their baby photos and create beautiful, memorable albums without extensive experience, technical knowledge, or equipment.” Oh hey, I’m in!

Like I said, I have no experience in photography skills and I mostly use my trusty Panasonic Lumix 10MP digital camera to take all my pictures. One thing that I always always do is to take loads and loads of pictures, since digital cameras can store more pictures. I am happy to read that this is one of the tips found on page 21, which tells us to “Shoot a Lot!” — so I guess I’m doing something right here.

I also learned that background (chapter 6) plays an important part in our photography as well and am glad to learn the tips and tutorials from this chapter. In chapter 7 (“How Much Film Do You Need?”) I also learned a lot on the things to look for during the editing process and I am practicing some of the listed criteria currently, too.

The pictures in Photographing Children and Babies are totally gorgeous and beautiful and I love the basic four precepts on page 11 which tells you how to best improve our photographs.

In my opinion, Heron’s book is a good one to invest in if you would like to take better (and professional looking) pictures of children and babies.

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