Friday, October 23, 2009

Photograph your children better with this book!

I was first told about Allison Tyler Jones from a good friend of mine. She owns all three co-authored books of Allison's and let me thumb through them. I fell in love. Needless to say, the remaining books are on my Christmas list for this year! If you or anyone you know loves photography, not only taking pictures, but displaying them as well, they need to get their hands on these books as well. I had to share these with you all too!

I received "Photographing Children Photo Workshop: Develop Your Digital Photography Talent" from the co-author, Allison Tyler Jones. The book is written so straight forward and is very easy to follow. I highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to take better pictures of your children and other loved ones. I think it is great for the person just looking to capture the everyday moments with their children to the experienced photographer! This books is full of ideas and suggestions!

One thing I really like about the book was the "tutorial" aspect of it. The pictures that are featured in the book have descriptions on how they were taken. That is such a great tool to use when just learning how to take great pictures...or even for ideas on how to make the pictures you take better!

GET YOUR OWN!! Click HERE and you will be directed over to Amazon.com to browse the three books that Allison has! Allison currently has three books available:
1. Expressions: Your Behind the Camera Guide to Taking Extraordinary Photos of Ordinary Life
2. Photographing Children Photo Workshop: Develop Your Digital Photography Talent
3. Designing With Photos

{ * GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED * }

WIN YOUR OWN!! We are giving away "Photographing Children Photo Workshop: Develop Your Digital Photography Talent" to one lucky winner. To enter, go to Allison Tyler Jones' Website and/or her blog, take a look around and then come back here and comment telling us one thing you learned and/or a pose you would like to try.

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Winner will be randomly chosen and announced November 6, 2009. Good Luck!
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84 comments:

  1. I love the expressions of joy that is captured in so many of the photos. I'd love to learn how to take better pics of my kids.

    flanniganmt@yahoo.com

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  2. It seems to be if you let the kids be themselves and just have fun with it you get better pics! I'd love to learn more from her.

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  3. I love how much fun each shot is! Even the posed ones seem to have this childish giggly feel to it. Her work is inspiring and makes me want to go grab my nieces and get to work!

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  4. I like the group shot where everybody's holding a framed photo in front of their faces. Would be cute to do with kids, too, holding pics of themselves.

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  5. I love the feet shots she has posted! I'd love to try a pose where I get my little one's feet only in the shot. I think it seems so classic! All of her photos evoke such emotion.
    mommastaci33(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. She seems to focus mostly on the people, no flashy backgrounds or props, just the subjects and their joy.

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  7. I'd love a book to help me with my photography! Her pictures are beautiful!! Each one shows personality!

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  8. I love the candid nature of her photos, nothing too posed or perfect.

    susanalberda1@gmail.com

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  9. I liked the photo of the children on the couch with the new baby. It was such a (well lit) natural family moment!

    omyfamilyblog (at) gmail. com

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  10. Became a follower1


    omyfamilyblog@gmail.com

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  11. Tweeted! (@omyfamily)


    omyfamilyblog (at) gmail. com

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  12. I love the group shot of the women holding frames.. What a neat idea to have pictures in the picture!

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  13. What a great giveaway! Definitely adding these books to the wish list!

    I love the picture of the baby with the bubbles from her website and I also love the picture of the ladies with the photo frames. I think that would be a fun idea for a family reunion - if everyone brought a childhood picture or something like that. ;D

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  14. the happy faces is nice mverno@roadrunner.com

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  15. Wow! What a talented photographer!! I noticed a lot of poses that were not "staged" but, rather, just taken as the moment naturally occured. I could stand to remember that joy, sweetness, and purity come in many facial expressions, not just the perfect "say cheese" grin I'm always hoping for. Just found this website and am loving it already! Thanks for the great giveaway.
    kimmoteberg@comcast.net

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  16. I'm a new follower! :) kimmoteberg@comcast.net

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  17. I found you on Facebook and am a fan! :) kimmoteberg@comcast.net

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  18. I like the feet shots. I did something similar with my daughter and have a framed photo of her feet and hands.

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  19. They are all so cute - it's hard to pick just one. The "super swimmer" is really cute; I like the handstand one, very creative!

    phgeerlings @ gmail

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  20. I love the fact you have something in your hand to hold a memorie forever

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  21. I really like the barefoot picture of the kids from just the waist down. I would love to try that shot on the beach.

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  22. I love that her backdrops are very simple. The focus is on the people. The photos of the kids in yoga like poses were pretty cute!

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  23. Love the couples/ engagement pics... especially like the ones with the "props" ...bike, guitar, etc. very natural.

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  24. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/tweet4sweeps/status/5199825584

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  25. great talent. If I would choose a picture that i wanted to try to take it would be the lean on me with the two sisters leaning on one another.

    nevaehsangel@verizon.net

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  26. I am a follower

    nevaehsangel@verizon.net

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  27. I love the picture of the 2 kids holding hands with the natural light coming through the glass doors.

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  28. I absolutely love the way she catches the moment. The photos aren't "posed", she catches the families in action. I love that! I am a stay at home mom that is trying to get better at my photography (I love taking pictures), so I can make a little extra money to help out. I'd like to learn more from her...always looking for help.
    jaydensmom.2005@yahoo.com

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  29. I like the pictures of the two girls doing yoga. I think that would be a fun shot to take of my nieces-it would get them giggling.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  30. I would like to try the group wedding shower shot she had in her blog. That was amazing. It did not look like a group party shot but more of a America's Next Top Model group shot! Beautiful!!

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  31. I love the shots of the girls swimming. I'd love to try to take pics of my preschooler doing her gymnastics in costume!

    pjkmitchell at hotmail dot com

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  32. I like the living section, love the candid feel to it all! Thanks.

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  33. I learned that if you let the kids be and and play you get the best shots

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  34. I love the picture of the 2 kids holding hands with the natural light coming through the glass doors. I'd like to try that.

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  35. I loved the pose with the two sister's leaning on each other's backs.

    nevaehsangel@verizon.net

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  36. I love the pose of Bridal Shower a la Jaimee Rose & Co. How awesome!
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  37. I learned that this year she will be teaching an online photography class for Big Picture Scrapbooking.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  38. I love the "Lean of me girl" pose on her blog. I'm a bit of a photographer myself but would LOVE to learn tips from such a great photographer.

    willow_moonspirit@yahoo.com

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  39. I am particularly drawn to the wonderful pictures of the babies. I love the one where the baby is reaching out with that precious expression. I love to scrapbook and make them for family and friends. This would be so helpful. I learned from just looking at your photos.

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  40. I love the photo of the children on the couch with the new baby.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  41. I love the feet shot! Her photos look so natural!

    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  42. I learned she is in Mesa Arizona. I love the jumping pictures in mid air and have been trying to get some of those with my kids.

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  43. I twittered this contest.
    I am very interested in furthering any info I can about photography.
    This would be a asset to have.

    mommiesgotfive@hotmail.com

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  44. I love the picture of the kid jumping on the white chair

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  45. I'm a facebook fan!

    starfitch@gmail.com

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  46. I received a new camera for Mother's Day and am still trying to learn better photography. Would love this book to help!

    starfitch@gmail.com

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  47. LOVE her work! She is amazing! I love the shot of a family all laying around their newborn. So precious!

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  48. LOVE her work! She is amazing! I love the shot of a family all laying around their newborn. So precious!

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  49. Letting the children be will give one the best results; the group photo with all holding a picture is a great idea.

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  50. Wow! Those are some great photos. I would like to try the one with the baby in the bed with the parents looking at it in the beginning section. Thanks!
    egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

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  51. I love the jumping picture under the growing gallery

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  52. I love the picture of the two boys with the skateboard will have t try something like that

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  53. I learned Allison photographs families and children in Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona.

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  54. i would like to learn how to

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    Learn to trust your instincts and your own unique vision
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    Discover how to create beautiful photographs in a variety of lighting situations
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    Sharpen your observation skills and learn how to involve your subjects
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    Understand what equipment is right for you
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    Get great results when working with any age group

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  55. In the Galleries, I liked the shot of the entire family arranged lying down in a circle around the infant.

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  56. I learned that the candid moments are the best photos! Thanks for the contest!
    airalynn(@)gmaildotcom

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  57. I love the photo from her blog of the photographers with their framed works :)

    Katie
    showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

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  58. I adore the sibling pictures.

    I'm excited about the bridal shower shot. What a neat idea. I need to incorporate that into more parties.

    I <3 this photographer!

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  59. The "super swimmer" is my favorite

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  60. I like the pose with people holding up framed pictures

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  61. I like the way she captures innocence, in the moment. U Sing neutral backgrounds making the person the focus. Beautiful photos!
    happeejackee at gmail dot com

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  62. Tweet http://twitter.com/happeegirl/statuses/5491608965
    happeejackee at gmail dot com

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  63. Aww, they're all so cute.. love all the kids on the couch :)

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  64. Allison Tyler Jones and Ginny Felch make a fine presentation that has a spirituality about it. I found comfort and joy in reviewing past photographs of my deceased loved ones. I should continue to photograph everyday life.

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  65. I'd love to try the running and jumping pose and catching everyone mid-jump. That looked like fun!

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  66. I love the video that she put together of the andersons she is very passionite about her work and i like her explanation of what she would like for others to achive

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  67. I learned that this year she will be teaching an online photography class for Big Picture Scrapbooking.

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