Home Life Library: Brush up on your photography skills

Library: Brush up on your photography skills

Almost everyone has heard the expression “A picture is worth a thousand words,” so it is not surprising that professional photographers are expert storytellers. Actually, with cell phone cameras we are all pretty good storytellers. 

As an amateur photographer I look for ways to improve the quality of my photos.  “Set the Scene: Use Props to Create Memorable Portrait Photography” by Tracy Dorr is a new book at the library with great ideas on how to set up theme related photos and destination photo shoots.

The awe-inspiring pictures of babies and children by photographer Anne Geddes grab our hearts.    “Mamarazzi: Every Mom’s Guide to Photographing Kids” by Stacy Wasmuth gives helpful tips on how to create similar settings for your picture taking sessions.

The library has a large collection of books on photography.  Stop by and pick out a few that will be helpful when you are ready to tell the stories of your summer vacations, birthday celebrations, and other memorable moments.    


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Make a note:

Friends of BPL are hosting “The Splendor of a Summer Garden” on Saturday, April 18 from 1:30—4:00p.m., in the History Center meeting room with guest speaker Tony Thornton, Manager of Ellis Pottery Home & Garden in Bossier City.  Attendees will receive a flowering plant to take home and can enter a raffle for a prize.

Bossier Central 746-1693

Wednesday, April 8 at 10a.m. and 11a.m. read a story, make a craft and meet Sweet Frog “Scoop” at the Bossier Central Children’s Library.   

Aulds Library742-2337

Tuesday, April 21 at 11a.m. the Aulds Library Book Club will meet to discuss “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger.    

Benton Library 965-2751

Saturday, April 18 from 11a.m.—12p.m. Super Saturday Kids Club Craft Day.  Recycle T-shirt craft.  Bring your own shirt or choose one of ours.

East 80 Library 949-2665

Tuesday, April 14 from 6—7p.m. for ages 0—12, Family Storytime. 

New Books


“Aquarium” by David Vann

“Green on Blue: A Novel” by Elliot Ackerman

“Song of the Shank” by Jeffrey Allen

“High Seas Darkness: A Brick Morgan Novel” by Burr Anderson

“Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule” by Jenifer Chiaverini

“Empire” by John Connolly

“Betting on Hope” by Debra Clopton

“Price of Privilege” by Jessica Dotta

“Season of Fear” by Brian Freeman

“Gideon” by Alex Gordon


“Your Water Footprint” by Stephen Leahy

“The Other Side: A Memoir” by Lacy Johnson

“Kidnapped By the Taliban” by Dilip Joseph

“Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle” by Douglas Emlen

“Easy Fixes for Everyday Things” by Reader’s Digest

“Living Courageously” by Joyce Meyer

“Losing Our Way” by Bob Herbert

“Surviving Slavery: Modern-Day Slave Narratives” by Laura T. Murphy

“Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America” by Linda Tirado

“Getting Life” by Michael Morton

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@bossierlibrary.org

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