Originally published on September 10th, 2013
Title: A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book
Author: Elsie Larson, Emma Chapman
Publisher: Potter Style 2013
Genre: Photography How-to
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Nerdy -- How to; Bingo -- 4 2013 releases
How I Got It: Library Loan
Whether it’s of your sister’s smile, your morning coffee, or your new puppy, photos are a way to connect on Facebook and Instagram, keep a visual diary of our lives, and create momentos for future generations. Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, creators of the mega-popular DIY style blog A Beautiful Mess, are in love with photographing everyday life. Here, they share that love with 95 all-new tips and photo challenges that will inspire you to style and snap better photos and then transform them into simple yet stunning projects and gifts.
I've followed the blog A Beautiful Mess for awhile now. I read about their book publication, but didn't seek out the finished project. And then while perusing the new books section at the library, I spied it. Flipping through, I was treated to gorgeous photographs. When I started actually reading the tips, I found some great and easy ways to create beautiful photographs. I may not follow every one of their tips, but I got some great ideas about how to classy up my pictures. Plus they include some great little DIY projects using your photographs. Very fresh. Very fun. Very useful.