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Provides young readers with a comprehensive guide to the art of photography through simple text and full-color illustrations, complete with helpful hints and creative ideas, as well as a basic introduction to lighting, framing, and camera parts.
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Grade 3-6. Gibbons takes a complex subject and breaks it down into simple, easy to understand terms. She describes different types of cameras and their film, and explains what happens to film inside the camera and at a photo-processing center. At this point, the author states, "First the film is removed from the cartridge in a darkroom, lit only by a red light. Then the latent images on the film are developed by soaking the film in chemicals." In fact, film must be removed in total darkness or it will be ruined; a red light will erase latent images. Explanations of printing, negatives and enlargements, tips on the care of a camera and on taking photos both indoors and outdoors are provided. A very basic chronology on the history of photography completes the presentation. The good-quality illustrations, done in the artist's unmistakable style, complement the text. Overall, a well-rounded introduction to photography.?Charlyn Lyons, formerly at Wichita Public Library, KS
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Ages 5^-8. Gibbons provides a simple how-to book on taking photographs, including the basic parts of a camera, how to load the film, how to take good pictures indoors and outdoors, what happens inside the camera, and what happens at the photo developer's shop. The last pages offer a quick history of photography and a few "Fun Photo Facts." The book's distinctive design includes black borders with red squares running along the top and bottom strips, like sprocket holes in a roll of film. Simple illustrations in watercolor, colored pencil and ink brighten every page of this attractive book. Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description Scholastic, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0439148723