In February, the young readers in NPR’s Backseat Book Club will read Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai. In the book, a boy named Fadi finds his voice — and the chance to find his lost little sister — through photography. Since Shooting Kabul is all about places, people and photographs — we’d like to see your photographs of the people and places you love.
You can take a photo of someone close to you — a sibling, a grandparent or a teacher. Or, you can take a picture of one of your favorite spots — the garden outside your window, the favorite nook where you like to read, or the beautiful covered bridge near the river. Then, ask your parents to help you submit that photo here.
Some Photo-Taking Tips
1. Get Close!
Don’t be shy! When taking pictures of people, it’s best if you get up nice and close.
2. Watch the light!
Try to avoid taking pictures of people with their backs to a window. If you notice your friend is squinting in the sun, find a spot in the shade. If your photo is coming out blurry or too dark, try using the flash or wait until the sun comes out.
Get down on your belly, or climb up high to take your photo from a new and interesting angle. But be careful — when you’re framing your shot, try not to cut off heads, noses, knees, or toes!