When's the right moment to snap a sunset? How do you "freeze" your child in action on the soccer field? What subjects photograph best in black and white? Let this information-packed guide supply the answers to these questions and more as you learn the secrets that have made Naitonal Geographic photography so well-known. Some of the most treasured photos you'll ever take will be posed and candid portraits of your family and friends at important moments. Discover the best camera angles, lighting, and lenses to use for capturing the spirit of of those moments. Learn how to turn a two-year-old's tears into laughter...portray the character of a grand-parent...compose a formal family portrait. Get tips on taking candid pictures that tell a story. This guide is one of two launch titles in National Geographic's new photography instruction series (Landscapes is the other) Each guide is filled with easy-to-understand advice on a different subject. Future volumes in this series will include Wildlife, Black and White, Digital, Adventure Photography, and more. All include details on what lenses to use, lighting, composition, you name it.