This book arrived this morning and already I’m blown away. Not only is this perhaps the most beautiful book I’ve ever seen, Sara offers insightful, intuitive advice in the kind of friendly, coffee with your pals kinda way I absorb information best. A combination of her beautiful photography and well thought out journaling/worksheet prompts have already left me feeling inspired, motivated and creatively charged. I’ve had it for a while 4 hours and I’ve spent most of that making lists of photos to take! I can’t wait to pick up this book, open on a random page and use that page as a prompt. Not just one for the instagram lovers out there, this is a gorgeous tool for anyone creative.
Firstly, I have followed Sara on Instagram for many years, and when I heard she was creating a book, I don't think I hit pre-order fast enough. This is packed with stunning imagery, helpful guides to get you reinspired to take photos again and lovely little memories from Sara herself. She has made me feel inspired to use just my phone again as my main camera and to fall in love with my Instagram again. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!
Sara has managed to create something here that is both a beautiful coffee table book and an interesting guide to Instagram. I have read a lot of these types of books and they are usually quite difficult to get through and apply the knowledge. This is very easy to read and absorb the information as it’s broken down into bite sized chunks, the pages are filled with Sara stunning photography and the book is written in a beautiful conversational way, it’s like having a coffee with a friend. Don’t hesitate, add it to your basket now you won’t be disappointed. A lot of thought, care, attention and love has gone into this book.
Sara’s book covers more than just the basics. On one hand it’s a useful guide to creating your own brand on Instagram, curating a look, understanding the platform, finding inspiration. On the other hand it’s a guide to creating better images. It’s choc full of modern and very relevant photo tips from the basics of composition to using natural light. Interwoven between this advice is Sara’s own success story, and some behind the scenes insights into reality vs Instagram. In fairness I struggled to put the book down, I enjoyed it so much.
Anyone who has a negative view of social media should read this book. Sara Tasker is an inspiration; not only has she created a 6-figure business from her phone as a woman raising a child and coping with a chronic illness, but she also helps other people to unlock their potential and follow their dreams.
I read this in two days, including working through all of the creative tasks. I’m already a keen member of the Instagram community, but Sara’s book gave me the inspiration I’ve been craving recently. After reading the book for the first time (I say first time as I will definitely be re-reading and flicking back through the chapters on a regular basis), my mind is buzzing with inspiration for photographing, story-telling and general creativity.
If you’re new to Instagram, want to learn about creative story-telling or already have tens of thousands of followers and just want a little inspiration and reassurance - treat yourself to a copy of this book!
(I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher but had no obligation to leave a review - just my honest thoughts!)
This book can only leave you feeling positive about social media in a world that seems determined to bring it down. I've loved Sara's work ever since I stumbled across her blog and her book is no exception. It's a beautiful journey through the ins and outs of how to bring your own story to life online and connect with like-minded hearts. Well done Sara!
I pre ordered this book with high expections and so far I have not been disappointed. I’ve only had it a few hours but I’ve found it hard to put down! The tone is very easy and the information is very practical, not to mention the layout and photography are just perfect. Sara Tasker’s visual style is different to my own but that doesn’t make the book any less relevant, the content is what really matters. I especially like the short digestible sections interspersed with exercises to try. It will definitely be a book that remains on my bookshelf as a resource that I go back to on a daily basis.
This book is like a breath of fresh air in the noisy and overwhelming online world that so many of us live in. It’s beautifully designed, thoughtfully written, and full of inspiration on every single page. As much as it is a guide to photography and sharing your world on Instagram, it’s also a big fat permission slip to pursue your creativity and take up space in the world with your story. There’s no voice I look to on this topic more than Sara and I’m so grateful that she has brought this beautiful book into the world! I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for creative inspiration and encouragement, and for someone to guide you in your journey who is as compassionate as she is wise.
A beautiful book all about how to unlock your creativity and find your voice on the visual social media platform Instagram and beyond. Sara’s writing (and teaching) style makes you feel like you are chatting with a friend you have known for years over coffee rather than being ‘taught’ and the imagery that accompanies the text is gorgeous. Sara generously shares a wealth of knowledge within these pages - a must read for anyone looking to develop their creative side, improve their photography and find their community on Instagram.
Everyone who wants to make it on Instagram needs this book. I've struggled with Instagram for a long time and can never quite get my images just right. Reading this book has helped me get back my creative spark and left me feeling inspired and full of ideas. Not to mention being beautifully put together and full of captivating imagery, it's a book I'll keep coming back to time after time.
Follow her blog, listen to her podcast... Sarah is amazing at what she does.