Photography for Teens

Book Verdict

Photography for Teens Series by
Capstone Press/Compass Point Books

Series Review
Skog introduces the basic principles for creating and displaying pictures using digital cameras. Setting Up focuses on composition, backgrounds, and lighting levels. Taking discusses specialized equipment, such as tripods, lenses, and filters. Displaying considers editing, printing, and showcasing photos. Each book suggests activities that illustrate relevant principles. The instructions can be a little too general at times, e.g., “After cropping, check the image for clarity. Does it look fuzzy? If so, use the sharpening tool included in most photo-editing programs.” The author assumes that readers have equipment and software and some knowledge of how to use them. All of the books are illustrated with good-quality photo examples of the ideas discussed. Although aimed at teens, the concepts covered could be understood and utilized by younger enthusiasts.—School Library Journal

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