Nov 22 2010

What I’m reading (the photography edition)

Published by Karol at 11:06 pm under Newsy

*I keep meaning to check out this very cool sounding homage to Polaroid cameras, the Impossible Project. I have always wanted a Polaroid camera and was very sad when the company stopped making them.

*The SLS Beverly Hills is our hotel whenever we’re in LA and these photos, of a wedding that took place there, are just mesmerizing.

*MOMA has an exhibit of “Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography.” I plan to go see it.

*I was obsessed with taking some family pictures this weekend, before the leaves fell and the cold came, but our favorite photographer, who took our wedding pictures, was unavailable. So we enlisted an artsy friend with a fancy camera. Message, just do it. Here are two outtakes:

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3 Responses to “What I’m reading (the photography edition)”

  1. Patrick Brophyon 23 Nov 2010 at 12:01 am

    The most practical recommendation I can make to anyone wanting to take – and so have to enjoy – better photographs of one’s family is to read a simple book called “How To Photograph Your Family” by Nick Kelsh. You don’t need a fancy camera (though that’s necessary to get to the next level once one has mastered the insights of Kelsh’s little book. Then I’ll have other reading recommendations). Kelsh points out (with nice compare and contrast examples) the three mistakes that most folks make that leave them with snapshots that are somehow less than what was expected or desired: they don’t get close enough, they don’t find the off button for the (usually hideous) built-in flash, and they don’t shoot enough. There’s lots more to taking good photographs of people, but getting in control of these three items will dramatically improve the family snapshots of most people (it did mine).

  2. Karolon 23 Nov 2010 at 12:03 am

    Thanks for the tips and I’ll definitely check out that book. I want to get better at taking pictures. I take so many, I should improve on them.

  3. lisaon 23 Nov 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I really do need to add professional family photos to the to do list.

    Great shots!

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