Photography fanatics may be intrigued; the less dedicated may find the scientific and technical details complicated and unnecessary for their amateur snapping. Parts of a camera, light, color photography, kinds of cameras, and careers in photography are some of the subjects brought into focus by the author. Directions for making a simple box camera are given-- an undertaking which would doubtless be instructive for the student. Many diagrams and illustrations explain difficult parts of the text. The author writes in adult language, never talking down to his audience.