Photography is one of those things that I so desperately want to be better at. I’ve taken numerous classes on how to use my DSLR camera and I pin photo inspiration of images I love. But it’s hard. I see my pictures and I can tell which ones are better than others but when I go out to shoot them I don’t necessarily know if they are going to be some of the ones I love or just good enough. Until now.
I was lucky enough to review a book that my friend Alida of Alida Makes wrote about photo styling with children: Style That Kid. Her her book is about improving your pictures of garments you have sewn. I used her tips on my post from yesterday and I love the results. While her focus is on those of us who sew clothing for our little ones and being able to take pictures that adequately show them off, anyone one wanting to improve the photographs that they take of their kiddos can benefit from this ebook.
(here’s what I did at first for pictures of this outfit)
What I love is that she gives very practical tips to run through to set yourself up for success. As I read the book I found myself saying getting excited that she finally decoded what I was drawn to in the pictures that I loved. It might sound silly but I felt empowered, like I finally had concrete things I could do to make sure my photographs captured some of the awesomeness of what I saw in person.
(so much better right!)
She lays out easy steps to take and things to think through so that your photos really pop. I haven’t had much chance to implement everything I learned but you have to check these before and after pictures that Alida’s readers sent her after using the techniques taught in the book. They are night and day. I am so excited to keep working on using everything I learned in my future photo ventures. Learn more and buy your own copy here.
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