Click Click Click! Photography for Children
|March 25, 2012||Posted by admin under Books|
The first half of Click Click Click! Photography for Children begins with the history of photography, highlights eight master photographers (three French and five U.S. photographers), and shows a few examples of historically significant photos. (One of which I was surprised to see in a book for children – a photo of the Trinity test, the first atomic explosion in New Mexico in 1945.)
The second half of the book is focused on how to use a camera. Sullivan explains how to hold the camera and take a picture, and then gives tips on capturing action, doing night photography, trying a variety of angles, taking portraits and group photos, composing landscapes, and getting good shots of pets. In addition, Sullivan also covers how to use photos to tell a story and the basics of photo editing.
Though written from a U.S. perspective, the book does highlight Canadians Edward Burtynsky and Yousuf Karsh and a few other non-U.S. photographers. The style of the text and layout is kid-friendly, and the content is interesting and informative. The publisher recommends the book for ages eight and up (but another age-appropriate consideration would be if the child is old enough to know about nuclear weapons.)
Click Click Click! Photography for Children would be a useful book for a kid who is interested in photography and ready to learn how to get started.