Shooting with Soul is glorious and beautiful book for anyone who loves to take pictures. Whether you are an aspirational photographer, artist, creative mom, or blogger, you will enjoy expanding your understanding of this medium by exploring 44 weeks of unique and reflective prompts and exercises aimed to demystify seemingly “techie” topics and enhance your creative self-expression. No matter what camera you own, an SLR, point and shoot, or even a camera phone, this book offers tips and methods for any device that snaps a photo.
New technology is making it easier to share photography, and interest in photos is being fueled by the popularity of photo-based apps and social networking sites such as Pinterest, Instagram, Hipstamatic, Flickr, and tumblr blogs. Sharing photos with friends and family has become as easy as pushing a button, however, finding the right photos to take and coming up with creative concepts for jaw-dropping photos remains something that needs to be explored and fostered.
Shooting with Soul teaches successful photography methods through an approach that is very much like journaling. By putting deep thought and feeling into the process, and into the exercises, which focus on personal exploration and autobiographical information, you will become able to create images that are infused with soul and that connect you with your viewers more deeply, whether they are friends and family, a professional art audience, or followers of a blog or website.
"I love that Alessandra is really encouraging readers and participants of Shooting with Soul to capture unique traits about themselves. No two people carry around the exact same items in their purse, backpack or wallet. What do those contents say about you and your life? As you make your way through Shooting with Soul, your photography skills will improve as well as, Alessandra says, 'find a window into your soul.' Her exercises encourage you to slow down, take a look around, and capture what means the most to you." - UPPERCASE Magazine
"For anyone in a creative and artistic profession it is essential to be continually inspired and challenged. The best creative souls establish mentors, collaborate with peers, and work on projects that stretch and expand their skills. Another solid source of inspiration include magazines, blogs and books. One such book that provides a wealth of information for the professional and amateur photographer alike is Shooting with Soul by Alessandra Cave." - Examiner.com