Santa Barbara, CA—April 20, 2011—While some photographers still have doubts about transitioning from film to digital cameras, unbiased children have easily found their way into the digital world. Children are excited by the instant gratification of capturing an image and immediately seeing the result.
With today’s digital cameras, what used to be an expensive and disappointing process is now as easy as pie. Enthusiastic and confident children are able to handle digital cameras with remarkable skill. Instant feedback motivates them to continue exploring, and soon they are able to create small masterpieces filled with inspiration and fantasy.
Photography for Kids! (Rocky Nook, $24.95 USD) introduces children between the ages of 8 and 14 to the world of photography. Technical concepts—like how a digital camera actually works—are explained in a way that is easy to understand. The book emphasizes creativity and presents techniques for capturing exciting images.
Children will learn how to:
- Operate the functions and shooting modes of a digital camera
- Choose interesting subjects
- Compose strong, creative images
- Transfer and save images to a computer
- Print their favorite pictures
- And much more!
Michael Ebert is a photographer who teaches photojournalism at the university in Magdeburg, Germany. He formerly worked as a newspaper and magazine photographer. He also prepares exhibits of famous photographers and has already written extensively about photography.
Sandra Abend studied art history. She also focused on photography and wrote her dissertation on the photographs of Jeff Wall. She directs the Kinderartothek of the Wilhelm-Fabry-Museum in Hilden, Germany and teaches at the University of Duesseldorf.
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781933952765