Archive | September 2017

Understanding Color in Photography by Bryan Peterson

What’s Inside:

Veteran photographer and instructor Bryan Peterson is best known for his arresting imagery using bold, graphic color and composition. Here he explores his signature use of color in photography for the first time, showing readers his process for creating striking images that pop off the page. He addresses how to shoot in any type of light, and looks at color families and how they can work together to make compelling images in commercial and art photography. He also helps readers understand exposure, flash, and other stumbling blocks that beginning and experienced photographers encounter when capturing images, showing how to get the most out of any composition. With its down-to-earth voice and casual teaching style, Understanding Color in Photography is a workshop in a book, helping any photographer take their images to the next level.

Who Wrote It:

Bryan Peterson is a professional photographer, an internationally known instructor, and the bestselling author of Understanding Exposure, Understanding Shutter Speed, Learning to See Creativity, Understanding Digital Photography, and Beyond Portraiture. In addition, he is the founder of the online Photography school the Perfect Picture School of Photography. He lives in Chicago.

My Thoughts:
I’m so glad I was able to review this book, I took both a Film Photography an a Digital Photography class when I was in College. I love how simple yet easy to read this book was I do like how it didn’t read like a boring Textbook. Mr. Peterson’s pictures are truly amazing through out this very colorful book. I can’t wait to get my new camera so that I can practice some of his techniques. I will most definitely be checking out his other books as well. 

Star Rating:
I give Understanding Color in Photography 5 Stars

~ I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in return for my honest review.~



What’s Inside:


In her journal Start Where You Are, Meera Lee Patel helped readers look inward to discover their dreams and navigate the confusion and chaos of daily life. This planner represents the next step in the process– a tool both newcomers and Meera’s existing audience can use to plot out the practical steps, day-by-day, week-by-week, of accomplishing those dreams. This perpetual week-at-a-glance diary features illustrations and patterns created from the existing art that add visually vibrant inspiration and encouragement to appointments and deadlines.

Who Wrote It:


Meera Lee Patel is a self-taught artist and author of the bestselling journal, Start Where You Are. She creates work that inspires others to connect with themselves, each other, and the world around them. You can visit her online at

My Thoughts:

I love the colorfulness of the planner/diary the cover is very soft as well as smooth. I like the horizontal boxes in this weekly planner/diary but I do wish they were lined since I have a hard time writing straight. The binding is nice but I think it should have been a spiral bound so that it could be easier to write in an lay flat. Overall it’s a great diary an beautifully made it truly is perfect for School, Work or even for Journaling.

Star Rating:

I give the Start Where You Are Week-at-a-Glance Diary 4 Stars

~ I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in return for my honest review.~

That’s so ’90s Pop! By Patrick Sullivan

What’s Inside:
Join Britney Spears in a maze searching for the necklace she once thought the old lady dropped into the ocean. Join Mandy Moore for a Candy-fuelled adventure in her green VW bug. Color in the scorching tattoos on Nick Lachey’s rippling biceps. All this and so much more to be discovered within the pages of That’s so ’90s Pop, a fill-in activity book featuring a bevy of beloved musical pop stars from the late ’90s/ early ’00s.

Pop Stars Include:

· The Spice Girls

· Backstreet Boys

· Britney Spears

· N Sync

· Christina Aguilera

· 98 Degrees

· Mariah Carey


· Mandy Moore

· Enrique Iglesias

· Destiny’s Child

· Jessica Simpson

· Macy Gray

· Alanis Morisette

· Aaron Carter

· Usher

· Lil’ Kim

· Pink

· Blink 182

· Los Del Rio

· and more!

Who Wrote It:

PATRICK SULLIVAN is a Brooklyn based graphic designer and illustrator. Often focusing on pop culture, Patrick has contributed work to New York Magazine, Random House, and Marvel. He currently designs apparel for Beyoncé, Britney Spears, and more.

My Thoughts: 

I loved it I feel like a total “Teenybopper” as my mom calls it haha. I loved the coloring pages, dot to dot and so much more…My daughter wants one now for herself… Patrick Sullivan work is so right on I love all the detail. I highly recommend this activity book it’s That’s so ’90s Pop fun for everyone. Thanks for giving me a teenage flash back!

Star Rating:

I give That’s so ’90s Pop 5 stars I absolutely loved it

{ I received a copy of That’s so ’90s Pop for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review}