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

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Nov 6, 2012 - Photography - 288 pages
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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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Contents

INTRODUCTION
8
Two Steps from a Compelling Composition
46
Choosing Your Background
63
Using the Empty Canvas
82
Horizontal Versus Vertical
195
Capturing the Decisive Moment
243
INDEX
286
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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 (ppsop.com). Bryan lives in Chicago.

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