Photography Basics

Level 1, Photography Basics, is a beginning level book for the study of photography. Activities cover four main areas: Equipment, Lighting, Composition, and Skill Building. Topics include flash, black & white photography, and taking selfies! Having access to a camera (phone or DSLR) is essential, as well as deciding how and where to store the photos taken during the project. This book will give youth the tools to succeed at and enjoy their photography journey.

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Project Area A: Equipment

Basic photography definitions: Science Kids, Photography

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Tips on how use a Digital SLR Camera: Photography 101 Podcast hosted by Scott Wittenburg

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Project Area B: Lighting

Learn how on-camera flash and studio flash work: Photography 101 Podcast hosted by Scott Wittenburg

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Creative Use of Shadows in Your Photography

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Project Area C: Composition

13 lessons to teach your child about photography: Digital Photography School

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The Art of Selfie-Taking: Lifewire

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Tips on how to compose scenes effectively and control depth of field: Photography 101 Podcast hosted by Scott Wittenburg

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Project Area D: Skill Building

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A Beginner’s Guide to Doing Black and White Photography: Digital Photography School

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Next Level Photography

Level 2, Next Level Photography, is an intermediate level book for a serious study of photography. Activities build on the four main areas from Level 1 (Equipment, Lighting, Composition, and Skill Building) and include topics such as the Rule of Thirds, Selecting a Lens, and Panorama. Having access to a camera (phone or DSLR) is essential, as well as deciding how and where to store the photos taken during the project.

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Project Area A: Equipment

Basic photography definitions: Science Kids, Photography

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Learn how to control exposure and focus on you smartphone camera plus shoot panoramas and more: Photography 101 hosted by Scott Wittenburg

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Project Area B: Lighting

9 Tips for Taking Spectacular Reflection iPhone Photos: iPhone Photography School

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Project Area C: Composition

A Guide to Taking Better Candid Photos: Canva

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Project Area D: Skill Building

How to Take Amazing Panoramic Photos with Your iPhone: iPhone Photography School

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Mastering Photography

Level 3, Mastering Photography, is an advanced level book for a serious study of photography. Activities build on the four main areas from Levels 1 and 2 (Equipment, Lighting, Composition, and Skill Building) and include topics such as Smartphone Exposure Tips, Low Light Challenges, and Studio Portraits. Having access to a camera (phone or DSLR) is essential, as well as deciding how and where to store the photos taken during the project.

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Basic photography definitions: Science Kids, Photography

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Project Area B: Lighting

Creative ideas to work with lighting: CreativeLiveBlog

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Project Area C: Composition

Ten Tips for Shooting Still Life Photography: Expert Photography

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5 Tips on How to Set Up a Home Studio for Dramatic Portraits: Digital Photography School

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How to use the elements of art and design principles to improve your photos! Photography 101 Podcast hosted by Scott Wittenburg

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Tips on shooting studio portraits in your own studio space: Photography 101 Podcast hosted by Scott Wittenburg

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Project Area D: Skill Building

5 Tips for Freezing Motion in Photographs: Click it Up a Notch

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Tips on how to freeze and blur objects in motion: Photography 101 Podcast hosted by Scott Wittenburg

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Details on how to create photo jointers! Photography 101 Podcast hosted by Scott Wittenburg

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