Making Photography Easy and Fun

Ten Top Tips To Bring Out The Photographer In You

Non-Fiction - Art/Photography
103 Pages
Reviewed on 09/03/2022
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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite

Making Photography Easy and Fun: Ten Top Tips To Bring Out The Photographer In You by Angie Patterson explains ten foundational tips in photography for beginners. Each chapter begins with a relatable and humorous scenario about common problems that aspiring photographers are likely to encounter when starting their photography journey. It explains important basics and techniques that every photographer needs to learn to grow their skills. Such discussions regard the importance of taking care of the memory card, how to support your camera, the automatic setting, and composition and quality tips. The work also explains the automatic camera mode, the viewfinder, the zoom lens, and other camera features that can be utilized to enhance the quality of photographs taken.

Making Photography Easy and Fun is written in simple, accessible language that anyone can understand. Its discussions are also enhanced by photographs and images that help explain the content and show the camera features explained. I loved that the book also includes important notes and bonus tips which are useful in answering many basic questions that beginners might have. They also add to the content in the main sections. Step-by-step exercises with clear instructions make the content fun and practical. I also liked that the chapters begin with common scenarios that photographers face and that the content addresses each specific scenario adequately. Making Photography Easy and Fun by Angie Patterson is a resourceful guide that beginners will find invaluable. It is written in straightforward language and is enhanced by humorous scenarios and useful exercises.

Philip Van Heusen

Angie Patterson is a photographer who shares tips for novice photographers. In Making Photography Easy and Fun: Ten Top Tips to Bring Out the Photographer in You, Angie shares ten tips in a way that even the most novice photographer can understand. She takes technical information and breaks it down into fun practices that allow the novice to grasp the tips to become a great photographer. I have been doing photography for over 60 years, and she even taught this old dog new tricks. I had never paid much attention to white balance, but I will now. I was amazed at what white balance can do to photographs. Angie emphasizes having fun with your camera. My son is a budding photographer, and we have enjoyed discussing the tips found in this book. Buy the book, read it, grab your camera, then go out and enjoy the wonderful world of photography.

Take ten tips, add bonus tips and practice exercises, don’t forget the notes, and what do you get? Angie Patterson’s excellent book Making Photography Easy and Fun: Ten Top Tips to Bring Out the Photographer in You. In this book, the reader will learn the very basics of photography. Angie understands that new photographers may not understand the technological aspects of making good quality photos. She explains everything from aperture to composition. Helping a novice become confident in using their photographic equipment will boost their belief in themselves. It will also improve their ability to take interesting and unique photos. Angie reminds the reader throughout the book to have fun. Photography should be a fun hobby, and if one goes into it as a profession, it should still be fun.

Emily-Jane Hills Orford

Do you like to take pictures? Are you constantly seeing the best shot, but when you take it, the image isn’t what you expected? Perhaps the lighting is off and the sun is glaring right into the image, or the focusing needs tweaking because it’s so blurry, or you just didn’t crop the image effectively in the viewer. There are so many things to learn to understand and master the art of photography. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Did you know you can take better photographs just by following ten essential and basically simple techniques? Adjusting the diopter to your specific eyesight will enhance the clarity of the scene being photographed. Propping the camera on something solid (if you have a tripod that’s even better) will prevent the camera from shaking while taking the shot. And so much more. Don’t know where the diopter or other things are on your camera? Perhaps it really is time to follow these ten simple techniques.

Angie Patterson’s book, Making Photography Easy and Fun: Ten Top Tips To Bring Out The Photographer In You, is a well-paced, simple guide to help both beginner photographers and experienced ones learn some new tricks and improve their photographs. The preface invites readers in with a conversational presentation of a dialogue about photography. The book is well laid out with easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations/photographs to assist the reader in learning photographic techniques. It includes practice exercises and margin notes to highlight key points and, at the end, there’s a summary of the ten tips outlined in the book. This is an excellent tool for photographers at all levels of expertise.