There are a lot of great photography books out there and over the past few years my collection has grown. I love thumbing through them when I’m in need of a little inspiration or need a little spark to reignite my creative fire.
My latest love is Shooting with Soul by Alessandra (Alex) Cave. I have had the pleasure of meeting Alex at both Shutter Sister photography retreats and hope that I will see her again soon! Lucky for me she lives in the Bay Area.
Anyway, for those of you looking for a little photography inspiration, I highly recommend her book. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned pro, Shooting with Soul will help you improve your photography through the thoughtful prompts and exercises.
What I love about the book is that there are 44 exercises which really make you stop and notice the world around you as well think about who you are. Alex encourages you to dive deep and create images that reflect your soul.
Each exercise provides instructions, techniques and shot ideas as well as beautiful photographic examples. Whether you use a point and shoot, SLR, or camera phone Shooting with Soul offers you tips and suggestions that will truly help you improve your photography.
So, I am embarking on the Shooting With Soul journey (and encourage you to do so too) and will be sharing photos with you over the next few months. First up, my image below from Exercise 4—Something You Collect.
This photo showcases my love for vintage cameras. Yes, I can be found perusing flea market tables hoping to find one these beauties.
If you would like more information on Shooting with Soul, please visit the Shooting with Soul Facebook page.