The Kid’s Guide to Digital Photography: How to Shoot, Save, Play With & Print Your Digital Photos

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Bidner, Jenni.  The Kids Guide to Digital Photography: How to Shoot, Save, Play With & Print Your Digital Photos.  96 p. Sterling. 2004.  ISBN 978-1-40278-039-4 .
A lot of kids I know love to take pictures with their cameras, whether those cameras are built into their phones or are a separate camera.  So, when I saw saw this book, I knew I had to read it!  When I read it, I knew I needed to share it with you!  The Kids Guide to Digital Photography:  How to Shoot, Save, Play With & Print Your Digital Photosis an excellent how-to book that will have you taking better photos in no time.  The only problem with this book is that you may have to hide it from your parents and older siblings because they will want to read it too.Whether or not you already own a camera, this book will teach you what features and benefits to look for in a digital camera.  For example, if you want to include yourself in photos, you’ll want to make sure your camera has a self-timer.
You’ll learn how to properly focus your camera, how to take sharp, not blurry, photos, when to use flash, what position to be in when you are taking photos of difference subjects, how to photograph a group of people, and many more helpful hints.Another great piece of advice is to only use the background if it helps you tell the story.  For example, on page 56, there are two photographs compared.  The smaller, cropped photo doesn’t tell us that they were in a Mexican ruin, but the larger one does. On page 57, the top photo focuses too much on the chair.  I didn’t even realize that the Father and son were playing chess until I looked at the bottom picture!

There is a whole chapter on how to use photo software to make your pictures look better. The Tree Frog example on page 61 is a great example.  Next is a chapter on how to print your great photos.

The book ends with a lot of fun things you can do with your now awesome photos.  You can make stationery, envelopes, cards, gift tags and many other things.

To learn how to take really great photos, check out The Kids’ Guide to Digital Photography:  How to Shoot, Save, Play With & Print Your Digital Photos, and get ready to impress everyone you know.

Genre: Non Fiction (Dewey Decimal 775)

Tags: photography, camera, pictures, photos, how-to

Series: This book is not part of a series.

A/R Reading level:  7.5

Interest level:  Grades 4-8

Link to Harvest Park Library catalog:  This book is not at the Harvest Park Library.  If you would like to buy it for the library, please follow this link:  Harvest Park Library Amazon Associates link.

Link to the Pleasanton Public Library:  Kid’s Guide to Digital Photography.

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