Here are fine basics for picture taking that go on to explain the why's and wherefore's of an occupation that is an absorbing science as well. The camera used is a simple box camera, but the approach through it will open a new world for interested youngsters . First things are first: leading the camera, picture planning for story and composition, lighting, simple flash. Technical explanations are solid and simple: the camera is compared to the eye and focal length, shutter speed, light, and film sensitivity are all understandable. At the end there are suggestions for simple semi-darkroom work and plenty of inspiration to go on to your own developing and enlarging.