The Bottom Line
- Explores using photography to document the present as well as the past
- Easy to read format
- Beautifully illustrated examples
- Not too techy
- Because it is a general overview, it doesn't go into great depth on any one topic
- 163 pages
- Dimensions: 9.9 x 5.8 x 0.4
- ISBN: 978-1593313036
Guide Review - Capturing Memories: Your Family Story in Photographs
This isn't your normal photography guide, however. Maureen Taylor also discusses practical methods of using photography to document the past, from photographing gravestones to capturing digital images of historical documents. She introduces a variety of technologies for converting your photographs and videos (both new and old) into easy-to-share digital format, and highlights a variety of projects you can do with your family members to share your family photographs and the stories behind them. Along with this, Maureen also covers the ethical and legal concerns you may want to consider when posting photographs on the Internet.
If you're looking for an advanced technical guide to creating great photographs this may not be the best book for you. But if you're an amateur photographer and/or family historian looking for practical tips and advice to make your every-day photographs look better, or for fun suggestions on incorporating photographs and movies into your family history, Capturing Memories is an excellent place to start.