Purple Chameleon Books
Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun.
One minute its’ June and I’m introducing macro photography workshops then suddenly its October and we’re half way through our second set of workshop dates!!
This summer, although a little late in arriving, has been absolutely wonderful for butterflies and bees but sadly my mind has been elsewhere and camera in hand photography has been a little restricted thanks to a very dear friend who has been badgering me to get a little side project off the ground; she even set a completion date of 30th September for my initial task.
So what was the little project that has taken me away from my wonderful garden full of bugs?
Well, I have written and published the first in a series of books of photography activities for kids.
So, why you may ask, if you have written a book on photography why have you not picked up a camera?
The answer is a simple one, I am merely the author. The photographers for the series are my two wonderful grand-children Josh (7) and Sophie (5). I decided very early on when working on the concept for the series that if the subjects were going to be aimed at kids then it made sense that the book was illustrated using images the kids had taken themselves.
The first book is entitled, Photography Activities for Kids: Creating Patterns. It contains 10 simple projects using a number of things found in the home that can be used to create both abstract and symmetrical patterns. Chapter titles include Smoke Trails, Playing with liquids, At the beach and Stationery to name but a few.
We all had a lot of fun working on the first book that we now have 3 others in the pipeline or are currently shooting; the subjects for the next 2 will be Food and Drink, and The Great Outdoors – both are working titles so may be subject to change.
Photography Activities for Kids: Creating Patterns is available for purchase from the new website Purple Chameleon Books as a pdf or is available on the kindle from Amazon, I will book looking at putting a kindle version directly on to the website in the next few days.
I’m now looking forward to an autumn of photography, I just hope there are still a couple of creepy crawlies out there!
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Oh and did I mention I have also done some filming? I’ll save that for another day