From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up–Gaines explains light and shadow composition, how to avoid camera shake, color combinations, etc., and goes over basic functions that are common to all digital cameras. Black-and-white photos are included. This accessible guide is easier to understand than the typical manual that comes with a camera. Readers of all skill levels will learn from it and have fun doing so.–Erin Dennington, Chantilly Regional Library, Fairfax County, VA
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From candy striping a zebra to body swapping friends and pets, this compact guide to digital photography will capture tech-savvy teens with a range of project ideas. Introductory spreads cover the digital process, basic equipment, and software and provide tips for working with color and light, arranging compositions, and addressing common problems. Final sections delve into more-challenging exercises: close-ups, finding interesting subjects, and making "phunky fotos" by applying advanced techniques. Despite the coverage of fundamentals, this will best suit kids with some beginning photo experience. The range and creativity of the accessible suggestions, the kid-friendly approach, and the jokey captions will appeal to the young audience, though, as will the book's portable size. As is the case with most technology books, the information will date quickly. Still, there's enough timeless, practical advice here to extend this title's shelf life. Also suggest Jenni Bidner's The Kids' Guide to Digital Photography
(2004) see the "Top 10" on p.54. Gillian EngbergCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved