An Introduction to Digital Cameras For Children

boy with camera This section is for beginners who have just started using their first camera. In case you do not already have a camera and either you or your parents are thinking of buying one, you might want to read (or have your parents read) "Buying cameras for kids & teens".

In this section I am going to:

  • Give you simple tips and advice for beginners: See "My First Camera"
  • Teach you what the most common camera modes do: See "Learn to Use Your Camera"

Remember, cameras are different so you may not have all the camera modes that we mention in "Learn to Use Your Camera". If you have a toy camera, you might not have any of these modes. On the other hand, if you have an expensive camera, you might have a lot more buttons and functions.

Always remember to read your manual so that you understand what your camera can do.

by Simon James Allanach, edited by Alan Frost
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