I was excited to be given the opportunity to check out an early-release copy of a new mini e-guide written by Brooke Wander, a local, professional photographer whose creative work I have followed for the past few years. “About Those Photos: Begin the Journey of Hobby Photography” is a fabulous guide that encourages us to dive into the fun activity of using hobby photography to enhance our experiences within our everyday lives.
I love so many aspects about this compact guide… To name just a few:
- I gained a new perspective about photography – yes, it is a hobby in itself, but it can also be used to bring extra enjoyment into the things we already love about our lives. For me, this guide helped me realize that I can use photography to help me memorialize my love of animals, and my enjoyment of reading great literature. The wheels are turning in my mind of how I can get started!
- I didn’t realize that different types of cameras are more suitable than others for certain subjects – but of course that makes sense when you think about it! This guide gives us a quick rundown of what to look for when choosing a camera.
- In the section about editing software, I gained some helpful insight about choosing the best type of program for my purposes.
- I valued and was inspired by the personal insights from Brooke about her favorite things to capture with a camera, and also a glimpse of how her brother combines his passion for skiing with a knowledge of photography to create memorable footage of his latest adventures.
Without question, “About Those Photos” is an excellent guide for helping us incorporate the beautiful art of photography into our daily lives, enhancing what we already love and helping us to commemorate the little things in life. Thank you, Brooke, for using the knowledge and experience you have gained over the years to give your readers a great head-start in this exciting journey of hobby photography!
About the author:
Brooke graduated with a diploma in professional photography from the Photography Institute of Vancouver in 2020. She has been photographing people, places, and objects for the past 5 years.