Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan: A lesson in photography

Posted October 28, 2010 by 1 Comment

The Mermaid’s Mirror isn’t the only novel to bear L.K. Madigan’s name: She also wrote a contemporary novel called Flash Burnout. It’s one of my favorite YA books of all time. Part of this is because much of it centers around two of the main characters’ photography class and assignments.

“Flash burnout” actually refers to overexposing the subject. To find out how this relates to the book, you’ll have to read it. But I can tell you that the subject matter — along with the main characters’ photography styles — is both “pretty” and “gritty.”

Take a quick look at the photos below. Which one are you drawn to?

Photo by Howard Frisk


Photo by "LJ'

 Interested in pursuing photography as a profession or hobby? There are classes available at almost any community college. There’s also a wealth of knowledge on the Internet. Here are some sites to get you started:


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