Time for a shameless plug: over the past few months I’ve been busy writing a book, Digital Photography for the Older and Wiser. As the title suggests, it’s aimed towards over 50s who’ve had no experience with digital photography. It covers everything from the basics of taking digital photos through to sharing, organising and printing them. I had a thoroughly fun experience putting the book together!
Out in mid-January 2010 and published by John Wiley and Sons, the book will make a great gift for anyone who’s just bought or received a new digital camera. And to be honest you don’t have to be old to get something out of it!
Digital photography has become such a part of modern-day culture, and hopefully the book will cut through all the technical jargon and give people confidence to embark on this thoroughly enjoyable hobby. I also explain how to use free online tools like Picasa and Windows Live Photo Gallery to make basic retouches to your photos. And let’s not forget: what makes a great photo doesn’t have anything to do with how many megapixels your camera has! So the book does include a couple of chapters dedicated to general photography tips.
Digital Photography for the Older and Wiser is available to pre-order from Amazon.co.uk for £11.69 (and on Amazon’s US site you can be alerted to when it’s available).
I’ve had great help from people who’ve contributed photographs to the book, and you may even recognise a few of mine that have graced the pages of the London Photos blog over the years!