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Photography for Kids!: A Fun Guide to Digital Photographyby Sandra Abend
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The serious amateur photographer often faces the problem that even after all the dollars spent on camera, lenses, computer gear, and software, the spending never seems to end. More gear is needed for studio photography, tabletop photography, flash photography, and for accessories here and there. And in many cases, the right accessories are not even available. That is where this book comes in. Low Budget Shooting is the one-stop source where you will find instructions and a shopping list on how to build an array of useful and inexpensive photographic tools.
Filled with full-color images and easy-to-follow text, this book shows how to build essential lighting and studio equipment; how to make the perfect light-table for shooting small objects; and how to build reflectors, soft-boxes, and light-tents that really work. It also tells where to get some of the little helpers that make a photographer's life so much easier. This clever little book is a creative and valuable resource for most any photographer.
Here is the one-stop source for amateur photographers. Filled with full-color images and easy-to-follow text, this book shows how to build essential lighting and studio equipment; how to make the perfect light-table for shooting small objects; and how to build reflectors, soft-boxes, and light-tents.
Digitization is the biggest advance in the history of photography. While some seasoned photographers may still be wary of the filmless technique, 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 todays 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. The instant feedback motivates them to continue exploring, and soon they are able to create small masterpieces full of inspiration and fantasy.
Photography for Kids 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 for children to understand. The book emphasizes creativity and presents techniques for capturing exciting images.
About the Author
Cyrill Harnischmacher is a photographer and designer who lives and works in southern Germany. His first book "lowbudgetshooting" won him the prestigeous Fotobuch-award of the German Booksellers Association in 2005. Cyrill is a studio photographer by profession and a nature and infrared photographer by passion.
Table of Contents
About the Authors; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Foreword; Chapter 2: How it All Got Started; Chapter 3: A Photo; Chapter 4: What Is a Camera?; 4.1 The Eye of the Camera; Chapter 5: Now it's Time to Get Started!; Chapter 6: Look, Snap, See; 6.1 Zoom; 6.2 In Focus and Out of Focus; 6.3 Light and Dark; 6.4 Movement; 6.5 Flash; 6.6 For Small Things; 6.7 How Do We Transfer Pictures to a Computer?; Chapter 7: A World Full of Subjects for You; Chapter 8: Take a Picture of Me!; Chapter 9: Everyone Loves Animals; 9.1 Four-Legged Roommates; 9.2 Animals Are Everywhere; Chapter 10: Around the World in an Afternoon; 10.1 Face to Face with Sharks and Squid; 10.2 People and Animals; Chapter 11: Pictures without Color?; 11.1 Black, White, and Delightful; Chapter 12: Making Small Subjects Look Bigger; Chapter 13: Vacation: Tons of Time for Cool Pictures; 13.1 Not Everyone Likes to Be in Front of the Camera; 13.2 Taking a Vacation at Home; Chapter 14: Bring Your Camera along for a Swim; 14.1 There's a Lot to Explore at the Edge of the Pool; Chapter 15: A Sea of Moving Lights; 15.1 From Lofty Heights; 15.2 The Carnival at Night; Chapter 16: Happy Birthday!; Chapter 17: Pictures of Me; 17.1 Self-Portraits; 17.2 Self-Timer; 17.3 Reflections; Chapter 18: My Hometown; Chapter 19: What to Do with All of Your Cool Pictures; 19.1 What Should I Keep?; 19.2 What Should I Delete?; 19.3 Saving Pictures: Where and How; 19.4 Sharing Your Pictures with the World; 19.5 Your Pictures on the Internet; 19.6 Printing Your Favorite Pictures; 19.7 Today's Photo Book Is Yesterday's Photo Album; Chapter 20: The Ending Is Just the Beginning; Glossary;
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