Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Book review: National Geographic Kids Guide to Photography

*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. 

A year or so ago, when we upgraded our point and shoot camera, I gave my old digital one to my daughter, Vivian.  She loves taking pictures with it and can frequently be found following our cat or her brother around and snapping away. I think photography is a great hobby, so I'm happy to have her so in love with taking pictures. And I'm happy that she has a new book to help her improve her photography skills, called National Geographic Kids Guide to Photography. Here's a bit about the book, from its website:

In the age of smartphones and selfies, why not learn from the pros how to take great photos to share with friends and family! Here's a fun, fact-filled, kid-friendly guide that is jam-packed with all the essentials for budding photographers. From how to set up a shot and stage the lighting, from the best software to short assignments, you'll learn all the important photographic concepts and basics of equipment, lighting aperture, lenses, depth of field, and more.

Even though this book is written for kids, I learned a ton from it as well. I love how simply the topics are presented and how clearly everything is explained. There are lots of example photos to make things easier to understand as well. The book is colorful and educational and fun to read. I can't wait to use some of the tips to improve my photography skills! And I'm sure Vivian's photos of her brother and our cat will benefit from the suggestions in the book as well!