A fellow photographer recommended this book, Camera Ready by Arthur Elgort. As one that is never able to refuse a good book especially one about photography, I purchased a used copy via Amazon, since it is no longer in print. Elgort is a film photographer and this book contains images of his own children. While it isn't a technical book...he doesn't tell you how he captures the images...it is a book filled with inspiration. I have only perused it, but doing so caused me to grab my camera and capture life as it was happening at the moment.
That moment consisted of the littlest guy looking at books...making funny faces...and putting books on his head. This is the stuff of ordinary life...stuff I don't want to forget.
Lately, I seem to want to set up the 'perfect shot' but this book is reminding me that the small moments are the essence of life. I hope this inspires you today!