Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

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Amphoto Books, 2009 - Photography - 400 pages
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Everything you need to know in one take-anywhere field guide!

This all-in-one guide from renowned photographer, instructor, and author Bryan Peterson will help you take better photos anytime, anywhere–with any camera.

Want to finally understand exposure? Interested in learning to "see" and composing your images more creatively? Ready to master the magic of light? It’s all here, the techniques every amateur photographer needs to take better nature, landscape, people, and close-up photos. You’ll even get creative techniques, like making "rain" and capturing "ghosts," and practical advice on gear, equipment, and postprocessing software. Filled with Bryan’s inspirational photographs, this is the one essential guide for every camera bag.

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User Review  - alsocass - LibraryThing

I found this guy while searching youtube for photography tutorials. I found the book gave a really solid explanation, with plenty of before and after photos to show the difference in techniques. The end of the book became too deep for me, but I will go and reread that part in a few months. Read full review

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User Review  - lmeinmn - LibraryThing

I recently purchased my first DSLR so I have been looking for books that will help me gain a better understanding of photography and how to get the most out of my camera. This book fits the bill ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

BRYAN PETERSON is a professional photographer, an internationally known instructor, and the best-selling author of Understanding Exposure, Understanding Shutter Speed, Learning to See Creatively, Understanding Digital Photography, and Beyond Portraiture. In addition, he is the founder of the online photography school The Perfect Picture School of Photography ( He lives in Chicago.

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