Bryan Peterson's Understanding Composition Field Guide

How to See and Photograph Images with Impact

Author: Bryan F. Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0770433081

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 6888

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. Also available as an ebook
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Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400192

Category: Photography

Page: 400

View: 5005

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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Learning to See Creatively

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400230

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 6965

Almost everyone can “see” in the conventional sense, but developing photographic vision takes practice. Learning to See Creatively helps photographers visualize their work, and the world, in a whole new light. Now totally rewritten, revised, and expanded, this best-selling guide takes a radical approach to creativity. It explains how it is not some gift only for the “chosen few” but actually a skill that can be learned and applied. Using inventive photos from his own stunning portfolio, author and veteran photographer Bryan Peterson 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—helping readers avoid the visual pitfalls and technical dead ends that can lead to dull, uninventive photographs. This revised edition features the latest information on digital photography and digital imaging software, as well as an all-new section on color as a design element. Learning to See Creatively is the definitive reference for any photographers looking for a fresh perspective on their work.
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Understanding Exposure

How to Shoot Great Photographs With Any Camera

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 0817439390

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 4774

Now refreshed with current technologies and terms, and more than 25 percent new images and an all-new chapter, this bestselling guide shows readers how to shoot great photographs with any type of camera.
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Bryan Peterson's Exposure Solutions

The Most Common Photography Problems and How to Solve Them

Author: Bryan Peterson,Jeff Kent

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0770433057

Category: Photography

Page: 143

View: 3378

Identifies twenty-eight common exposure problems for amateur photographers and, for each issue, points out pitfalls and offers simple solutions.
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Understanding Color in Photography

Using Color, Composition, and Exposure to Create Vivid Photos

Author: Bryan Peterson,Susana Heide Schellenberg

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 077043312X

Category: Photography

Page: 144

View: 7710

Veteran photographer and instructor Bryan Peterson is best known for his arresting imagery using bold, graphic color and composition. Here he explores his signature use of color in photography for the first time, showing readers his process for creating striking images that pop off the page. He addresses how to shoot in any type of light, and looks at color families and how they can work together to make compelling images in commercial and art photography. He also helps readers understand exposure, flash, and other stumbling blocks that beginning and experienced photographers encounter when capturing images, showing how to get the most out of any composition. With its down-to-earth voice and casual teaching style, Understanding Color in Photography is a workshop in a book, helping any photographer take their images to the next level.
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Understanding Digital Photography

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400281

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 6337

Using his popular bad image/good image pairings of real-life examples, Bryan Peterson takes the reader through all the techniques needed to succeed with digital photography in every popular genre: nature, people, sports, interiors, travel, low-light conditions, travel, weather, commercial portraits, macro, and wildlife—even how to use creative tricks such as reflections. As a bonus, Peterson explains, in straightforward text, the techniques of Photoshop as well as the basics of publishing, printing, and archiving and storing for personal or professional use. Full of great examples for beginners and serious photographers, Understanding Digital Photography makes it easy to create great digital pictures every time. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Understanding Shutter Speed

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400214

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 7808

The first book in the Understanding Photography series, Understanding Exposure, was a runaway best-seller, with more than 250,000 copies sold. Now author Bryan Peterson brings his signature style to another important photography topic: shutter speed. With clear, jargon-free explanations of terms and techniques, plus compelling “before-and-after” photos that pair a mediocre image (created using the wrong shutter speed) with a great image (created using the right shutter speed), this is the definitive practical guide to mastering an often-confusing subject. Topics include freezing and implying motion, panning, zooming, exposure, Bogen Super Clamps, and rendering motion effects with Photoshop, all with helpful guidance for both digital and film formats. Great for beginners and serious amateurs, Understanding Shutter Speed is the definitive handy guide to mastering shutter speed for superb results.
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Beyond Portraiture

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400273

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 5290

Great portraits go beyond a mere record of a face. They reveal one of the millions of intimate human moments that make up a life. In Beyond Portraiture, renowned photographer Bryan Peterson shows how to spot those “ah-ha!” moments and capture them forever. A teary child...old people laughing together...a smiling girl with big, big hair. Everyone remember pictures like these, usually taken by a mother, a father, a friend holding a camera, forever preserving small yet revealing vignettes of our personal histories. But we always relied on pure luck and chance to catch those moments. Peterson’s approach explains what makes a photo memorable, how to spot the universal themes that everyone can identify with, and how to use lighting, setting, and exposure to reveal the wonder and the joy of everyday moments. Beyond Portraiture makes it easy to create indelible memories with light and shadow. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Understanding Flash Photography

How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash and Other Artificial Light Sources

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 0817439560

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 7039

This guide to on- and off-camera flash picks up where Peterson's "Understanding Exposure" leaves off, helping free photographers from the limitations of auto to get the images they want when natural light isn't enough.
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Learning to See Creatively, Third Edition

Design, Color, and Composition in Photography

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 1607748282

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 6537

Completely revised and updated throughout, Bryan Peterson's classic guide to creativity helps photographers visualize their work, and the world, in a whole new light by developing their photographic vision. Fully revised with all new photography, this best-selling guide takes a radical approach to creativity by explaining that it is not an inherent ability but a skill that can be learned and applied. Using inventive photos from his own stunning portfolio, author and veteran photographer Bryan Peterson deconstructs creativity for photographers. He details the basic techniques that go into not only taking a particular photo, but also provides insights on how to improve upon it--helping readers avoid the visual pitfalls and technical dead ends that can lead to dull, uninventive photographs. This revised edition features a complete section on color as a design element and all new photographs to illustrate Peterson's points. Learning to See Creatively is the definitive reference for any photographer looking for a fresh perspective on their work.
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Photographing Shadow and Light

Inside the Dramatic Lighting Techniques and Creative Vision of Portrait Photographer Joey L.

Author: L. Joey,Lawrence L.,Jeff Kent

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400141

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 6736

A behind-the-lens guide by an acclaimed master instructs readers on professional lighting and portrait techniques while sharing informative anecdotes, technical notes, and lighting diagrams.
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National Geographic Rarely Seen

Photographs of the Extraordinary

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426215614

Category: Photography

Page: 400

View: 8896

Boasting a major cool factor, the latest entry in National Geographic's iconic line of large-format photography books reveals some of the world's most astounding phenomena - from the desert flower that only blooms once a year to a priceless Egyptian artifact buried for years in King Tut's tomb.It's all here: 30,000-year-old cave art sealed from the public; animals that are among the last of their species on Earth; volcanic lightning; giant crystals that have grown to more than 50 tons; the engraving inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch.
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Fast Track Photographer, Revised and Expanded Edition

Leverage Your Unique Strengths for a More Successful Photography Business

Author: Dane Sanders

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817435751

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 7451

Become the professional photographer you were meant to be. Competition in the photography industry has never been fiercer. But in this empowering guide, acclaimed photographer and speaker Dane Sanders reveals that the key to success is to stop worrying about what everyone else is doing and start focusing on your most powerful resource: you. Discover how to: · Use your unique skills and talents to carve out a niche all your own. · Avoid the mistakes most photographers make. · Choose a business style that fits the way you want to spend your time—and live your life. Fast Track Photographer is not just another how-to book—it’s an entirely fresh way of thinking about your business, whether you’re just starting out, or an industry veteran wondering why all your hard work isn’t working. If you want to build a competition-proof creative business in the twenty-first century, it’s time to throw out the old rulebook and get on the fast track! Includes free access to Dane’s popular self-assessment test (a $20 value) to jumpstart your journey! "I can't think of a better way for anyone to start their professional photo career than to read Fast Track Photographer." —Scott Bourne, publisher and host of Photofocus.com "As much about finding out who you are as it is about how to become a truly great photographer. Highly recommended!” —Amit Gupta, founder of Photojojo.com “This book is worth its weight in gold.” —Gary Fong, photographer, author, and creator of the Lightsphere “The best resource for today’s photographer—BAR NONE!” —Scott Sheppard, host of “Inside Digital Photography” From the Trade Paperback edition.
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National Geographic Complete Photography

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.),National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 142620776X

Category: Photography

Page: 408

View: 7025

This book combines how-to advice, knowledgeable commentary, and useful tips on how to take and look at photographs. Throughout, voices and photographs from the greatest of National Geographic
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John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

Author: John Shaw

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400303

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 6791

An updated bestseller, this book of extraordinarily beautiful photographs of nature contains state-of-the-art instruction on how any photographer can aim for equally impressive results every time a camera is focused on the great outdoors. Even highly skilled photographers are often baffled by the problems facing them when they work outdoors. But with this exceptional field guide in hand, every photographer—beginner, serious amateur, semi-pro, and pro—can conquer the problems encountered in the field. Using his own exceptional work as examples, the author discusses each type of nature subject and how to approach photographing it. Specific advice and information cover selection of equipment and lenses; how to compose a shot; how to get close ups; and other tips covering a range of techniques to enrich various types of nature photographs. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Camera Phone Book

How to Shoot Like a Pro, Print, Store, Display, Send Images, Make a Short Film

Author: Aimee Baldridge

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426200862

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 5128

Marketing experts predict that by 2009, nearly 90% of all cell phones will contain a camera, as manufacturers race to create cheaper, easier-to-use models with more sophisticated cameras, more pixels, flash units and even multiple lenses. Already revolutionizing audiovisual communication, it's a trend that will only grow more explosively—and who better than National Geographic to create a how-to book aimed directly at the millions who carry a camera phone everywhere and want to make the most of it? Created by two top professionals, this generously illustrated nuts-and-bolts guide is the first of its kind to treat these units as genuine cameras instead of novelties, and the only one to include a full-color photo-essay demonstrating the full capabilities of the latest camera phones. In five easy-to-read chapters, the book explains how to choose good equipment; take better pictures; and store, print and send the best images. Readers will find practical tips on preventing or repairing water damage, protecting easily-scratched lenses inside pockets and purses, and retrieving accidentally-erased images. They'll also learn to access the events, advice, and opportunities of the burgeoning camera phone community, from film festivals to news organizations, moblogs, and more. Featuring the technical savvy of CNet.com's Aimee Baldridge and the creative skill of National Geographic photographer Robert Clark, a camera phone pioneer, this compact yet comprehensive reference combines up-to-the-minute expertise with superb examples, at an inexpensive price that makes it a perfect gift book—or an ideal impulse buy.
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Extraordinary Everyday Photography

Awaken Your Vision to Create Stunning Images Wherever You Are

Author: Brenda Tharp,Jed Manwaring

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 081743593X

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 469

Demonstrates how to recognize subjects for extraordinary photographs in everyday places, providing discussions and exercises about light and composition, and offers coverage of DSLRs, compact digital cameras, and iPhones.
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Understanding Close-up Photography

Creative Close Encounters with Or Without a Macro Lens

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 0817427198

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 1168

Enhanced with more than two hundred color illustrations and composition, equipment, and light information, this instructional guide provides helpful techniques, tips, and secrets for making up-close photographs powerful pieces of unique art.
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National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs

Author: Annie Griffiths

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217269

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 504

View: 2769

Includes photographs by Annie Griffiths and other National Geographic photographers.
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