Pictures are all around us. Everywhere we look, there is an image — some a snapshot in time. Moments are fleeting and pictures are the best way to capture them. Whether it’s your iPhone or your favorite DSLR, your memories are now easier to capture than ever. Everyone is a photographer, and everyone wants to take great photos.
In the book “Unforgettable Photograph: 228 Ideas, Tips and Secrets for Taking the Best Pictures of Your Life,” author George Lange takes us on an exploration. Rather than focusing on the camera, this book emphasizes the feeling of the photo itself. It shows people how to appreciate life, not just document it — how to shoot the soul rather than the surface, the surprising rather than the arty. And it does it by using Lange’s own wonderful photographs in a graphic, completely accessible, always inspiring, often funny way.
Who is Lange?
Lange has been taking photographs all his life. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he began his career working for Annie Leibovitz and Duane Michals and went on to shoot for many major magazines, national newspapers, entertainment studios and corporations. Today he is best known for his commercial still and motion work.
Lange visits The Bookworm of Edwards today at 6 p.m. He will discuss his book and share tips and tricks to help you take the best photographs of your life. The event is also a kick-off to The Bookworm’s inaugural Unforgettable Photograph community photography contest.
“As a community hub, we felt that this ideas was a natural fit for the bookstore,” said Gabrie Higbie, marketing manager for The Bookworm. “The holiday’s are around the corner and photography is such a big part of that. Be it holiday cards, or just family photos during your holiday events, cameras are ever-present and pictures created. Because of this close proximity to the holidays, the theme we have chosen for our contest is portraits. But we encourage you to think outside of the typical portrait box — and hopefully George Lange will help our contestants do just that.”