I haven’t done a giveaway for a long time, but I am excited about the one I have for you today. In our family, there are several kids who frequently grab my camera or my phone to either take selfies or to get photos of what’s going on around them. If there’s a kid like that in your family too, I have just the giveaway for you.
Next week National Geographic is releasing the National Geographic Kids Guide to Photography: Tips & Tricks on How to Be a Great Photographer. The fun and accessible book is packed with great info for budding photographers. In this book kids can learn all sorts of essential photography concepts from setting up shots, working with lighting, and improving composition.
Kids (and adults!) can even learn how to set up a camera’s manual settings, something that professional photographers see as an essential skill for working in tricky lighting situations. Animals, people, sports, and landscape photographer are all discussed in a very kid-friendly way. Info is broken into colorful short paragraphs and interspersed with lots of great photos. In my opinion, this book is geared toward kids ages 10 and up, though a motivated younger child could also learn plenty if he was a strong reader.
I am giving away one copy of this book next week. If you know someone who you think would be interested in it, comment below. For a second entry, like this post on facebook or share it on twitter, and then come back and comment again. I think this book would make a great Christmas gift for an interested kid. I’ll announce a winner next week!