Bryan Peterson's Understanding Composition Field Guide: How to See and Photograph Images with Impact

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Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Nov 6, 2012 - Photography - 288 pages
Learn to “see” more compelling images with this on-the-go field guide from Bryan Peterson!

What makes an image amazing? Believe it or not, it is not about the content. What makes a photo compelling is the arrangement of that content—in other words, its composition. The right composition gives your images impact and emotion; the wrong one leaves them flat. In this handy, take-anywhere guide, renowned photographer, instructor, and bestselling author Bryan Peterson frees amateur photographers from the prejudices of what is “beautiful” or “ugly” so that they can instead focus on color, line, light, and pattern. Get the tools you need to show your distinct voice and point of view in every image you shoot. With this guide in your camera bag, you’ll be equipped not only to “see” beautiful images but to successfully shoot them each and every time.

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I always enjoy Bryan Peterson's books. His book "Understanding Exposure" was a break through for me years ago. This is a great book to help spark some creative composition. I would say its more geared ... Read full review


Choosing Your Background
Using the Empty Canvas
Framing with a Frame
Capturing the Decisive Moment

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Bryan Peterson is a professional photographer, internationally known instructor, and the bestselling author of Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition; Bryan Peterson’s Understanding Photography Field Guide; Understanding Flash Photography; Understanding Shutter Speed; Understanding Close-Up Photography; Learning to See Creatively; Understanding Digital Photography; and Beyond Portraiture. He is also the founder of the online photography school The Perfect Picture School of Photography ( Bryan lives in Chicago.

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