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

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

by Bryan F. Peterson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780770433079
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 210,357
Product dimensions: 5.68(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1:         Learning to See: Mining the Mundane
2:         The Role of Aperture and Shutter Speed
3:         Filling the Frame: Two Steps from a Compelling Composition
4:         Choosing Your Background
5:         Using the Empty Canvas
6:         Adding Interest in the Foreground
7:         Creating Contrast
8:         The Golden Section, the Rule of Thirds, and the Rule of Visual Weight
9:         Horizontal versus Vertical
10:       Framing with a Frame
11:       Sweating the Small Stuff
12:       Mining Images to Find the Mother Lode
13:       Capturing the Decisive Moment
14:       When to Break the Rules
Index

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Bryan Peterson's Understanding Composition Field Guide: How to See and Photograph Images with Impact 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jeff10ct1 More than 1 year ago
This is my 6th Bryan Peterson book. His writing style is very easy to understand, and is a very easy read, as he has a very fun (and funny) personality. Bryan's books are always filled with easy to understand instructions and assignments that will help you understand whatever it is he is teaching you (aperture, shutter speed, shooting on manual, etc.). For a quick reference while out and about, this book, along with his "Understanding Photography Field Guide" will help you improve your photography beyond what you thought capable. The 2 books encompass most of what is in his other books (which I would also advise you to read). And, although expensive, I would also highly recommend one of Bryan's photo workshops if you ever get the chance. I did one in New York City and came away with some wonderful photographs.