Click Click Click!: Photography for Children by George Sullivan. Illustrated, 96 pages, hardcover. Prestel Publishing, 2011. Grades 5-8.
This fun-filled, informative, and up-to-date guide to making great pictures with a digital camera will appeal to kids of all ages. Budding shutterbugs will find much to learn and explore between the pages of this colorful and wide-ranging introduction to the world of photography. Illustrated throughout and written in a style that's informative and easy to understand, this book covers everything from the difference between digitala and film cameras to mastering action shots and taking pictures of one's favorite pets. Sections introduce young readers to famous photographers and iconic images. Acclaimed writer George Sullivan also explains the principles of composition, lighting, and visual story-telling, and even the proper way to hold a camera. He offers valuable tips for creating whimsical, unusual shots, and for using free software to organize, share, and edit photographs. Kids will be entertained and challenged in discovering how to make exciting, high quality photographs they can share with their family and friends. - AMAZON