We are overdue in announcing some very exciting news... but we are very delighted to belatedly announce the publication of Dan's latest book:
The 4-H Guide to Digital Photography (Voyageur Press, 2010) text and photos by Daniel Johnson
According to the product description: "This book takes the basics of digital photography and makes them the tools for creative, interesting, and artistic picture-taking. Illuminating the most popular of 4-H projects, Daniel Johnson instructs beginners in the basics of composition, lighting, and the use of flashes--among other fundamentals of capturing a picture that’s more than just “flash.” With step-by-step, illustrated directions, along with spectacular examples, this book is the perfect starting point for 4-H’rs taking up digital photography--and for anyone who wants to learn how to take superior digital pictures."
School Library Journal published an excellent review of the book in their 4/1/2010 issue: The 4-H Guide to Digital Photography "features numerous excellent photos that support the text. It explores types of digital cameras, how to take good photos, the complexities of lighting, managing images (including clear definitions of file types), and the importance of just enjoying this activity. Types of photography such as landscape and macro are explained. The author does an excellent job of discussing the importance of both technological details and artistic creativity...appealing, well-organized format... thorough and pertinent information for novices and for those who are already enthusiasts and are looking to improve their skills." –review by Carol Schene
Dan's book is already being utilized in 4-H programs and we're happy with how well it has been received.