Best Family and Memories Photography Books

1. The Art of Personal Imagery: Expressing Your Life Through Collage

by Corey Moortgat

Express yourself--and celebrate your life--with collage. The Art of Personal Imagery introduces a fresh approach to collage, one that blends traditional methods with innovative new techniques for capturing your favorite moments and most treasured memories in your artwork. Step by step, author Corey Moortgat teaches you the secrets to adding visual and emotional depth to your collage: Commemorate special occasions by transforming mementos into clever…»

2. How to Photograph Your Family

by Nick Kelsh

Nick Kelsh, king of the kid photographers, tops the success of How to Photograph Your Baby with a brand new book full of tips and techniques that will help anyone take better pictures of bigger peopleâÄîchildren, siblings, parents, and grandparents. Produced in the same accessible, easy-to-follow style as its predecessor, How to Photograph Your Family contains nine fold-out lessons. Each one offers sensible instructions on how to take pictures like a pro.…»

3. How to Photograph Your Baby

by Nick Kelsh

In an accessible, easy-to-follow guide that reveals the techniques he has developed over the years, a professional photographer shows how to successfully take pictures of babies and young children. 150 photos, 100 in color., including 9 gatefolds.»

4. How to Photograph Your Baby: Revised Edition

by Nick Kelsh

Everyone who loves childrenâÄîfrom new parents to excited grandparentsâÄîwants to take beautiful photographs of the babies in their lives, but they are often disappointed with the amateurish results. Renowned portrait photographer Nick Kelsh shows would-be shutterbugs how to successfully capture images of their kids in this accessible, easy-to-follow guide. In this revised tenth-anniversary edition of STCâÄôs original book, Kelsh discusses digital photography…»

5. Photographing Children and Babies: How to Take Great Pictures

by Michal Heron

This family-friendly guide shows parents how to dramatically improve their baby photos and create beautiful, memorable albums without extensive experience, technical knowledge, or equipment. Featuring more than 150 striking examples of successful pictures, the book provides the skills and technique to create excellent portraits, action shots, group pictures and more. Written in an easy-to-understand, to-the-point tone, the book evolves from general to…»

6. Preserving Your Family Photographs

by Maureen A Taylor

Maureen A. Taylor, author of Uncovering Your Ancestry Through Family Photographs, provides all the information you need to care for your family photograph collection. She outlines in straightforward steps how to add value to your home collection by using the methods that conservators and photo curators use every day! You'll learn how to: * Identify the types of damage already done to the photos in your collection. * Take care of all your photos going…»

7. Photographing Your Family: And All the Kids and Friends and Animals Who Wander Through Too

by John Healey

At certain momentsÂóon a trip, on a holiday, or during those first weeks of parenthood, for exampleÂóhave you ever wished you were a National Geographic photographer? In this unique guide, staff photographer Joel Sartore takes the mystery out of making extraordinary pictures of kids with a hilarious tour through his own family albums. SartoreâÄôs photographs delight and inspire, from the first moments a newborn enters the house to Halloween parades, from…»

8. Digital Photography for Children's and Family Portraiture

by Kathleen Hawkins

As quality digital photos become more achievable by parents and amateurs, this guide aims to help professional photographers reclaim the family demographic by outlining how to create highly artistic, technically masterful portraits and truly one-of-a-kind keepsakes. Starting with a look at how working digitally impacts a business and explaining the key benefits of new technologies, this manual shows how to lay the foundation for successful client…»

9. Digital Family Album Basics: Tools for Making Digital Memories

by Janine Warner, Tom McCain, Mindy McCain

âÄ¢Ideal for anyone who wants to showcase digital memories With the boom in digital cameras, video cameras, and computers, Americans are making memories by the truck-load. And theyâÄôre organizing those memories in increasing numbersâÄîscrapbooking has become at $1.4 billion-per-year market. Where digital cameras and scrapbooking meet thereâÄôs only one book: Digital Family Album Basics. This easy-to-use, easy-to-understand handbook shows how these two trends are…»

10. Phototherapy Techniques: Exploring the Secrets of Personal Snapshots and Family Albums

by Judy Weiser

PhotoTherapy techniques use ordinary personal snapshots and family photos (and the feelings, memories, thoughts and information these evoke) as catalysts for therapeutic communication and personal healing, reaching areas inside a person that words alone cannot access. "PhotoTherapy Techniques: Exploring the Secrets of Personal Snapshots and Family Albums" is the most comprehensive introduction to the field of PhotoTherapy available. Emphasizing the "what…»

11. How to Photograph Your Baby's First Year

by Laurie White Hayball, David Hayball

Designed for individuals without a background in photography, this simple guide shows parents how to take the best possible photographs of their child's first year. It is filled with helpful hints for creating high-quality images using simple, inexpensive equipment. Covered first are topics related to baby's first six months, such as getting close, shooting in the hospital, capturing a first smile, and taking baby's first portrait. The second six months…»

12. Mother and Child Portraits: Techniques for Professional Digital Photographers

by Norman Phillips

Examining a style of photography that has become increasingly popular with families, this in-depth analysis explores the most important aspects of mother and child portraiture. Summarizing advice from seasoned professionals, this helpful reference demonstrates how to create the right environment for the shoot as well as carefully select the best props, backgrounds, and lighting for mother and child while allowing them to interact naturally. Starting with…»

13. Family Photographs and How to Date Them

by Jayne Shrimpton

For those engaged in family research there is nothing more frustrating than an early photograph without any label to help identify the subject or the setting. But there are always visual clues, and the strongest of these come from what our ancestors are wearing. Our ancestors dressed up for the camera and their clothes offer us a wealth of information about the period and the person. Jayne Shrimpton's book covers 100 years of family photographs from 1850…»

14. Start Taking Great Family Photographs

by Mark Cleghorn

The ease and speed of digital photography has stimulated people to take photos more often than ever before, and particularly of that most important of subjects: the family. Aimed squarely at the photographer whoâÄôs just starting out, this entry into the Start Taking series begins with the fundamentals and encompasses a huge variety of different approaches and situations. ThereâÄôs advice about equipment, technique, composition, and tips on how to avoid common…»

15. Don't Take My Picture!: How to Take Fantastic Digital Photos of Family and Friends

by Craig Alesse

This no-nonsense introductory guide coaches novice photographers in every aspect of taking great pictures of their friends and family, from selecting the right type of camera to shooting the actual pictures. Composed of a series of simple, concise discussionsâÄîeach just two to three pages in lengthâÄîthis book addresses the basics of great imaging without requiring too much study time. Features include a description of camera types and their main components,…»

16. Digital Family Photography

by Michael Wright

"Digital Family Photography" offers comprehensive and easy-to-follow advice on how to make the most of "people pictures" of all kinds: from simple but essential techniques to more advanced and challenging projects. People and families are easily the most popular subject for photographers, be it by traditional film or digital photography. This book embraces both image capture and post-production techniques, with the emphasis on working digitally. With full-…»

17. Digital Family Album Special Occasions: Tools for Making Digital Memories

by Janine Warner

Celebrate the special occasions using digital photos in scrapbooks, gifts, and more!* Follow-up to Digital Family Album Basics--10,000 sold since 2006!* Step-by-step directions for making and giving * Great ideas for all the major holidays and special occasionsSo you have a digital camera. And you have lots and lots of pictures. Now what? Now itâÄôs time for Digital Family Album Special Occasions! This easy-to-understand book shows exactly how to turn…»

18. The Parent's Guide to Photographing Children and Families: Simple Techniques for Beautiful Digital Portraits

by Kathleen Hawkins

This series of step-by-step guides acquaints amateur digital photographers with the full spectrum of techniques and technology they need to attain the professional edge in digital imaging. The manuals offer a clear, no-nonsense approach to teaching basic skills, such as understanding the basic functions of the digital camera and how to arrange a photograph artistically, while more experienced photographers will profit from the guides that focus on complex…»

19. The Really, Really, Really Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Family Tree Using Your Computer: For Absolute Beginners of All Ages

by Gavin Hoole, Cheryl Smith

âÄúPlantingâÄù and growing a family tree is simple with this supereasy guide. It explains where to start this journey of discovery; how to record the information you uncover; how to download and use free forms, charts, and genealogy computer software; and how to search Internet resources and exchange information online. Screen shots guide readers every step of the way, so they can match what they see in the book to what they see on their computer. »