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 (author) Bryan Peterson

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  • Publisher: Amphoto Books
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 216mm x 18mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 6 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0770433073
  • ISBN 13: 9780770433079
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes photographs
  • Sales rank: 52,725

Product description

Follow-up to bestselling Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide. Bryan Peterson is able to explain complex concepts in understandable and even humorous language. It includes stunning and colourful images that will wow the reader. Beginning photographers and serious amateurs alike, including students, aspiring professionals and the multitude of existing Bryan Peterson fans, will love this pocket guide to on-location tips for composing images with impact. Bestselling author Bryan Peterson offers a follow-up to his top-selling Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide, this time offering tips, techniques and exercises to help amateurs in the field compose stronger, more compelling photographs.

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Author information

Bryan Peterson is a phenomenon in how-to photograph, with more than half a million books sold, including Amphoto's No. 1 bestselling title of all time, Understanding Exposure, now in its third edition (9780817439392). A professional photographer and internationally known instructor, he is also the author of Understanding Digital Photography 9780817437961 and Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide.

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