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Capture The Moment....(Book Review)

Posted on May 10, 2015 at 11:10 PM

It is said that photographers view life differently. Everything from a child striding down the sidewalk, the fruit at a farmer’s market, to the jewel studded shoes on the doormat becomes a potential subject in the minds of a photographer.


If you are a female photographer than the social network “Clickin Moms” is nothing new to you. Clickin Moms was founded by professional photographer Kendra Okolita in 2008 and it has grown to the largest female network in the photography industry.


Sarah Wilkerson the CEO of Click Moms, a graduate of Duke University and the University of Texas School of Law, teaches an advance course on photography composition and creativity, and the book “Capture The Moment” by Sarah Wilkerson recently made its debut.


Capture The Moment represents the creative expression of over 100 female photographers. The book intends to help foster the way we see the world by making lessons and information easily accessible to photographers of all level. But more importantly the book provides “the motivation to advance, to help you illustrate your world powerfully, and—above all—to empower you to embrace a passion as a creator of beauty, keeper of memories, and teller of stories. 100% of the royalties from this book goes to Ronald McDonald House Charities”.


The chapters in this book covered Natural Light, Composition, Storytelling, Fine Art, Black & White and Low Light, and each chapter covered an array of valuable lessons.

I enlisted Fashion Photographer to help me complete those lessons, and although I cannot take credit for the photography, I think the results of our collaboration is pretty amazing.

So just in case you weren’t sure….I absolutely love this book in regards to the spark of creativity and inspiration it provides. Now this book will not turn you into an instant photographer overnight, there are no step by step instructions. However, this book will push you to expand your horizons and upgrade your technique in photography. Now for an advanced photographer, I’m not sure if this will serve as anything more than a coffee table book.


Now it is only fair to warn you… if you own a point and shoot camera, or only use your camera phone to take pictures…..this book may not be for you. You need to have a DSLR camera in order to take advantage of this book. However, all is not lost…there are some pretty inspirational composition ideas in this book that any photographer can appreciate.


I think Capture The Moment is a fascinating collaboration of female photographers at various levels of their journey. The most valuable lesson in this book was not at the end of the chapters, the valuable lesson in this book…was the book. The book teaches you to see the world through the eyes of another…Understanding a story without hearing a single word. Life is not picture perfect…Sometimes our vision is blurred and out of focus, Sometimes life is not always black and white, and Sometimes we have no real direction and we just have to sit still with our eyes close and enjoy the moment.


Life is truly unscripted…This is the most powerful aspect of photography. And when you can understand that…then you can truly capture the moment and appreciate the moment for what it was. I think this book is a must have for anyone who is interested in photography.





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