Learning to See Creatively

Learning to See Creatively

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Brian Peterson

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  • Publisher: Amphoto Books
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 277mm x 13mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0817441816
  • ISBN 13: 9780817441814
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 14,947

Product description

Almost everyone can "see" in the conventional sense, but developing photographic vision takes practice. This work helps photographers visualize their work, and the world, in a whole new light. This revised and rewritten guide takes a radical approach to creativity. It explains how it is not some gift only for a few, but actually a skill that can be learned and applied. Using inventive photographs from his own portfolio, the author deconstructs creativity for photographers. He details the basic techniques that went into not only taking a particular photo, but also provides insights on how to improve upon it, so helping readers avoid the visual pitfalls that can lead to dull photographs. This edition features informaton on digital photography and digital imaging software, as well as a section on colour as a design element.

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Bryan Peterson is an internationally known instructor of photography, a widely exhibited photographer, and a best-selling author. He divides his time between Seattle, WA, and Lyons, France.

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By Lindsay Killen 02 Jul 2010 5

This book does exactly what the title suggests - it helps photographers to learn how to "see" creatively. It is clearly written and has many useful examples. The text is engaging and very informative. I read it "cover-to-cover" and learned something on every page.