Monday, February 8, 2016

PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK TOUR: To Be A Child by Debra Schoenberger

Book Details:

Book Title:  To Be a Child by Debra Schoenberger
Category:  Adult non-fiction, 240 pages
Genre:  Documentary / Photography
Publisher:  Blurb Publishing
Release date:  November 30, 2015
Available for review in:  ebook, (ePub or PDF)
Tour dates:  Feb 1 to 26, 2016
Content Rating:  G

Book Description:

Give a child a cardboard box and his imagination will turn it into anything but!

Today, it is less common to see children playing in the streets, especially in urban areas. The plethora of ready-made toys should make any child happy.  What usually happens is that the box the toy came in becomes the toy!

This book documents children at play (and at times at work) from 10 different countries. A child's ingenuity never ceases to amaze me and I hope you will share these images with your children as well.  

My Review:
  I am in awe of the book. It is amazing, Awesome,wonderful, fantastic. I love each and every picture. I love how each picture tells a story and no words were needed at all. I fell blessed to have been one of the chosen to review this book.
 Debra Schoenberger has managed to tell one heck of a story without using any words at all. The pictures in this book are just amazing. If I had to pinpoint 1 picture in this book as being my favorite I couldn't. I did see a few that stuck with me. 
  There is one of a small child setting in a man's lap, I assume her father. It does not show the people faces, but the way he has his arms around the child and his hands crossed over her, it just screams I Love this child. 
   There is a picture of a mother fixing her daughters hair, the girl probably 5 is pouting, there is another little girl standing beside them, she looks to be about 2 or 3 and she is wringing her hands and looking at the floor with this look on her face like "Oh no and I'm next", I just had to laugh at this picture. 
   There is also a set of 4 pictures, a little girl and her Daddy waiting on the train beside a snow covered hill, both of them are reading the newspaper. The little girl looks to be about 2 or 3. 
  I could go on and on until I described all of the pictures in this book. they are just wonderful. You can see so much in the eyes and expressions on thee kids faces that you need no words at all. 
  I have the PDF version of the book but will be getting the hard copy. My Grand Kids love looking at pictures of kids, They really enjoy my photo albums. They love to discuss each picture in them. What the child is doing, are they mad, sad, happy. They decide what each picture depicts. They would really love this book.. With so many pictures in so many situations. 
   Great Job Debra!!!!

Meet the author / photographer:  
Author's Bio:

Debra Schoenberger aka #girl with camera

"My dad always carried a camera under the seat of his car and was constantly taking pictures. I think that his example, together with pouring over National Geographic magazines as a child fuelled my curiosity for the world around me.

I am a documentary photographer and street photography is my passion. Some of my images have been chosen by National Geographic as editor's favourites and are on display in the National Geographic museum in Washington, DC.  I also have an off-kilter sense of humour so I'm always looking for the unusual.  Plus I usually have a lot of scars on my knees.
​(le sigh...)

I live with my creative director, Miss Pickles (my budgie) in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Connect with the author:  Website   Twitter  Facebook
Connect with the photographer's website:   Website  

Guest Post for T's Stuff:

Newborn / Baby Photography Sessions by Debra Schoenberger

New parents will choose a photographer based on the the quality and style of their work, which is good, they’ve done their research.  There are many types of newborn photography styles out there so the choice is yours.

When asked by a potential client about the types of props I use, I tell them that I don’t use props.  That’s not really my style (although there are some very sweet images of babies sitting in their daddy’s fireman’s boots!)

I prefer to shoot a session which emphasizes the tenderness and love between the parent and their baby. Every session is different as is every baby.  Some will sleep through the whole session while some babies cry most of the time.  I have learned to be patient - something wonderful and unique happens during every newborn shoot.  For newborn sessions, between seven and 10 days is best because at that time most babies will curl up naturally and it’s really not a lot of work.

Parents tend to get too stressed out about how their baby should be posed.  In my experience I’ve learned to let the baby be themselves - depending on their age and ability to play with toys, just let them play.  The rest will take care of itself.



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  1. Thank you so much for your touching review Teresa! :D

    1. You are very welcome I really loved the book.