This book introduces the reader to photography, examining what photographs are, what they can show, differences in technique and style, historical and modern examples, and examples from different cultures.

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This book introduces the reader to photography, examining what photographs are, what they can show, differences in technique and style, historical and modern examples, and examples from different cultures.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Heidi Quist
Following a similar pattern in all of her books in this "Start with Art" series, Thomas organizes her explanation of the art of photography by asking and answering common questions regarding where photographs are found, how they are made, and how they function artistically. She also demonstrates her answers with the use of both famous and common examples of photography. To vary the pattern in her books, she does vary the questions to focus particularly on the style of art she's addressing. In the case of photography, she addresses how photographers use lightness and darkness to convey different feelings, ideas, and moods. She also addresses the subject matter of portraits. She ends the book with explanations and pictures encouraging the child readers to practice this style of art. And of course, as with any similar work of nonfiction, Thomas includes a glossary of terms, an index, and a couple of web addresses where readers can learn more. I would have liked to see the names of the artists and the photographs, and even perhaps the museums where they currently reside, attached to the images for a more thorough education for the children—both to help them see the public value as well as give more appropriate attribution. Still, the book provides a nice basic overview of this style of art. Reviewer: Heidi Quist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432950286
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Series: Start with Art
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: 410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Isabel Thomas studied Human Sciences at Oxford University before working in the wonderful world of children's publishing. She has written dozens of books for children and teenagers, and is a trained literacy tutor. Isabel lives in Cambridge, UK, with her husband and three rambunctious sons.
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Table of Contents

What Is a Photograph? 4

Where Can I See Photographs? 6

What Do People Use to Take Photographs? 8

Why Do People Take Photographs? 10

What Can Photographs Show? 12

How Do People Take Photographs? 14

How Do Photographers Use Light and Dark? 16

What Is a Portrait? 18

Start to Take Photographs! 20

Glossary 23

Find Out More 24

Index 24

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