Your Family in Pictures, by Me Ra Koh (author bio) is a beautiful, user friendly guide to taking better pictures of your family. Covering settings both indoors and out, from the most casual such as eating breakfast and playing video games, to more formal occasions like weddings and graduations, this book gives you a simple, step-by-step plan to getting the best pictures possible.
As someone who loves to take pictures (particularly of my family) I have read a LOT of photography books, and have even taken a course or two to help me better understand my DSLR. Unfortunately, even those aimed at beginners are often overly complicated and technical, and make the entire process seem more intimidating than anything else.
This book is different. It uses simple language and gives simple directions, all without feeling condescending towards the reader. It assumes that even the most casual of camera users can learn to take great pictures, and with the help of this book, they probably can. It gives instructions for both point-and-shoot cameras and DSLRs, so you can use it no matter what kind of camera you own. In addition to its dozens of "recipes" for getting the best picture in a variety of settings, it also gives good, clear tips on understanding your camera and photography in general, so that you have the information you need to take better pictures every time you pick up your camera.
It offers a fresh perspective, solid information, and easy-to-follow directions for anyone to capture wonderful and priceless memories of their family.
Two very enthusiastic thumbs up. It's a book I will be referring to again and again.
*I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*