This book project started out as an inspirational/instructional book for kids but I believe it's for anyone who is still in touch with their inner child and doesn't take the subject too seriously. This will probably be a printed book, e-book and interactive web site available for readers to share their ideas and photo projects.
The book starts with an overview of the camera. In order to be truly creative, you have to be comfortable with the camera and understand how it works. It is mainly about point & shoot cameras because that's the kind of camera most teens and beginners have. Great photographs can be taken on any camera, regardless of the price you paid or the number of megapixels. If you have a good eye and a basic understanding of the camera, then you can consistently take amazing photographs. Throughout the book, as learning takes place, there will be many fun projects to practice new found skills.
I teach photography to kids and adults on a daily basis and I've come to realize how quickly kids pick up on digital technology and how challenged many adults can be with the same subject. So for teens reading this book, I promise not to talk down and treat them like dummies. "Digitally challenged" adult readers will find this book a stress free learning experience.
Your investment in this project will help offset the cost of self publishing the book, ebook and web site and subsidize the sales so I can offer it a deep discount and not worry about making a big profit.
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