Photography for Kids!

Photography for Kids!

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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 today’s 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.


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Published 08 April 2011
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EAN13 9781457103537
Language English
Document size 46 MB

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Photography for Kids!
Michael Ebertis a photographer and teacher of photojournalism at the university in Magdeburg, Germany. He formerly worked as a newspaper and magazine photographer. He also prepares exhibits of famous photographers’ work and has written extensively about photography.
Sandra Abendstudied art history with a focus on photography and wrote her dissertation about the photographs of Jeff Wall. She directs the Kinderartothek of the Wilhelm-Fabry-Museum in Hilden, Germany, and she teaches at the University of Düsseldorf in Germany. Sandra and Michael have been running photography workshops for children for a number of years.
Michael Ebert & Sandra Abend
Photography for Kids!
A Fun Guide to Digital Photography
Michael Ebert ∙ Sandra Abend,mail@photomoments.de
Editor: Gerhard Rossbach Translator: David Schlesinger Copyeditor: Jeanne Hansen Layout: Lilia Bauer Typesetting: Petra Strauch Cover design: Helmut Kraus,www.exclam.de Printed in China
ISBN 978-1-933952-76-5
1st Edition © 2011 by Michael Ebert and Sandra Abend Rocky Nook Inc. 26 West Mission Street, Ste 3 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 www.rockynook.com
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Acknowledgments
Thanks to Anja, Anna, Antonia, Charlotte, Felix, Javed, Kasandra, Lea, Melina, Neele, Nele, Phillipp, Pia, Selin, Talia, Tamar, Vicky, and the many other children who helped us with this book. Thanks also to Canon for technical support.
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Table of Contents
Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 How it All Got Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 A Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 What Is a Camera? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 The Eye of the Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Now it’s Time to Get Started! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Look, Snap, See . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 In Focus and Out of Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Light and Dark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 For Small Things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 How Do We Transfer Pictures to a Computer?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 A World Full of Subjects for You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Take a Picture of Me! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Everyone Loves Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Four-Legged Roommates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Animals Are Everywhere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Around the World in an Afternoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Face to Face with Sharks and Squid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 People and Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Pictures without Color? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Black, White, and Delightful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Making Small Subjects Look Bigger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Vacation: Tons of Time for Cool Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Not Everyone Likes to Be in Front of the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Taking a Vacation at Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Bring Your Camera along for a Swim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 There’s a Lot to Explore at the Edge of the Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 A Sea of Moving Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 From Lofty Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 The Carnival at Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Happy Birthday! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Pictures of Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Self-Portraits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Self-Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Reflections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 My Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 What to Do with All of Your Cool Pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 What Should I Keep? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 What Should I Delete? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Saving Pictures: Where and How . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Sharing Your Pictures with the World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Your Pictures on the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Printing Your Favorite Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Today’s Photo Book Is Yesterday’s Photo Album . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 The Ending Is Just the Beginning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
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Foreword
What is it about taking pictures that interests us so much? There are many reasons people like photography. For starters, it’s fun! It’s exciting to capture snapshots of fascinating moments, people, animals, places, and things. When we grow older, we can look back at our pictures to remember a great vacation or a special first day of school. In some ways, photographs become our memories; they can bring the past back to life. Ask your parents if they have old photos of your great-grandparents from when they were children.
 Taking photographs was a special occasion for past generations. In the picture on the right, you can see how fascinated these children are by the camera of American photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston. She was a pioneer of photography. This picture was taken around 1900.