This book is not a technical primer on how to use a digital camera. It's more of a way of seeing, exploring, and experimenting with photography. In fact, most of the ideas, tips, and tricks from the book can be used with any sort of camera. Although there is some technical information, it's not overwhelming and can be ignored for those without a high-end camera. The focus is on how to capture the light, motion, and feeling of the moment, whether it's capturing your kid in midair as he jumps into the pool, seeing the joy in your mother's face when she's cooking a meal, or seeing how the sunset changes the energy of an event.
The Unforgettable Photograph is the perfect way to ease into playing with your camera's settings. It inspired me to move beyond "automatic" and learn about the settings on my camera. The result? I discovered a whole new world of picture-taking. A world of captured motion, a world of #blurredonpurpose rather than #oops, a world of low-light drama and exposure experiments. I won't lie. There was trial and error (oh, so much error). But it wasn't long before I started learning about light, distance, and motion and how they affected the resulting picture. And, more importantly, I learned how to control the settings to capture the essence of the moment.
If you find yourself with folders filled with hundreds of unsatisfying photos and apprehension about trying out manual mode, go check this book out at a library or bookstore. Take your camera off automatic mode, change the settings, and see where it all goes.