Capture the Moment: The Modern Photographer’s Guide to Finding Beauty in Everyday and Family Life by Sarah Wilkerson is a great “little” book that is jammed packed with photography tips and info, specifically geared towards capturing life’s little everyday moments.
The book is divided into six chapters – natural light, fine art and black and white to name a few. Each chapter is filled with ideas on how to make the most of whichever type of photography you’re “going for”. For example in the “Natural Light” chapter one of the ideas is “seek out window light” and it goes on to describe in the space of a few lines what is meant by that.
While many of the ideas in the book I had heard of before (I like to read a lot of photography books and blogs 🙂 ), what I really enjoyed was the concise, thorough description of each of the ideas presented and that the accompanying photograph provided a beautiful visual for that specific idea.
This book was really less about the technical “how to take a photo” and more focused on the creative and design elements of photography. (There is an index of photographic terms in the back in case you get stuck – there was one specific term I hadn’t heard and that was pretty clearly described back there!). Overall this was a very pleasant book to read. Full of inspiration. And easy to pick up and put down, as is *always* a plus for an on-the-go mama like me.