Photographing Your Family

portrait of an Asian toddlerAre you looking for a book on how to take better pictures of your family? Look no further than Photographing your family: and all the kids and friends and animals who wander through too. In the book, photojournalist Joel Sartore of National Geographic offers helpful hints, tips and advice on how to capture the "joy, affection, and drama of family life."

Here is a composition tip on how to take better portraits: "People generally look more flattering when photographed from slightly above their eye level (and often weird when photographed from below)." Also, Salvatore advises to train your camera on some of life's truer moments, such as crying babies or soccer defeats, for portraits that are rich in emotion.

Come on in to the Aldine library and pick up this book. Start taking better photos of your family today!