Basic mechanics, including how to choose and manipulate film and lenses, are discussed as well as more aesthetic topics such as lighting and composition. Parents will learn how to capture a child’s point of view to enhance family history albums with beautiful portraits of their children.
I like reading books about photography to learn more about how to take better photographs and give me fun ideas.
The chapters in this book include:
- Tools of the trade:choosing a camera or film that are right for you
- Better pictures now: five easy steps to shooting like a pro (angle of view, playtime, get close, don't hit the bulls-eye and slow down, shoot more)
- The right light: seeing the best light for the best pictures
- Creating treasured memories: techniques for portraits (simple portraits, pets, etc.)
- Picture-perfect vacations: how to shoot spectacular scenes (tips for scenics and keeping film safe)
- Using and displaying photos: how to share and enjoy your images
While this book is dated (it's from 2001 and talks about film), it is a nice beginners book. While it doesn't tell you how to take a picture (shutter speed, aperture, etc.), it does give tips on how to take a decent picture of your kids.