Friday, July 24, 2015

Book Nook: National Geographic Kids Guide to Photography

Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

National Geographic Kids Guide to Photography: Tips & Tricks on How to Be a Great Photographer From the Pros & Your Pals at My Shot is a new book by legendary National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths and children’s author Nancy Honovich. 

The book covers every area of photography and equipment, with information for those using smartphones, point-and-shoots, SLRs, or underwater cameras. The book is written for kids, but still includes a lot of information that even I didn't know. It explains higher-level concepts like aperture and shows examples of how it can change the look of the picture, and also includes some basics like setting up shots. 

With the ease of digital photography, lots of people can take pictures, and often the quality of the pictures can be low because it's easy to have the attitude that it's free to take and the pictures don't matter. But good photography is still a skill that can be developed, no matter what device is being used. My daughter loves looking through this book and trying things out with our cameras. My husband is an avid photographer, so this is a fun way for them to share a hobby together.

I'd like to share some tips from the book so you can get a taste for the book yourself.

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