In the past ten years, 20 milliondigital cameras have been sold in the UK, and older people are snapping up the new technology faster than you can say single lens reflex.
Digital photography is not just popular with older people for its own sake; it can also open the door to the world of personal computing, email and the internet.
To continue to help older people make the most of the digital revolution, Age Concern is publishing Your Digital Camera Made Easy by Jackie Sherman. This unique new guide is for beginners over 50 wanting to get to grips with digital photography. It’s also ideal for existing snappers who want to get more out of their digital camera. The beautifully illustrated book will be published on 12 April 2007.
Your Digital Camera Made Easy will help people whether they’re thinking of buying a digital camera, already have a digital camera but want to use its more advanced features, or just want to be more creative with the photos they take.
The author makes it easy to learn all of the following:
- How digital cameras work
- How to choose the right one
- What all the terminology actually means
- How to get images onto your computer
- How to edit images and use them creatively
- How to print images, store them and lots more
Gordon Lishman, Director General of Age Concern, said, “While many over 50's are already familiar with digital cameras, others have yet to discover digital photography and open the door to personal computing, email and the internet. Jargon-heavy guides can make this new technology appear daunting, but this book will give anyone the confidence to get snapping with their digital camera.”
James Redden, 65, enjoys using his digital camera. He’s also taken up a computer course with his local Age Concern in Sunderland to get the most out of digital photography. James said: “I thought that if I was to get the most out of my digital camera I needed to become computer savvy, so I’ve been on a computer course since January. I am finding out so many things that digital photography allows me to do, such as sending photos by email and editing images as well as producing traditional prints. I’m also getting the bonus of learning about personal computing at the same time. I guess that’s what you could call a double exposure.”
All profits from the sale of this book go to Age Concern to help it continue its work on behalf of all older people.