Sunday, August 16, 2015

Learning to See Creatively

Product Description

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 100 percent new photography, this best-selling guide takes a radical approach to creativity by explaining how it is not just 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.

About the author: BRYAN PETERSON is a professional photographer, internationally known instructor, and founder of The Bryan Peterson School of Photography at He is also the best-selling author of  Understanding Exposure, Understanding Shutter Speed, Understanding Close-Up Photography, Understanding Digital Photography, Beyond Portraiture, and, most recently,  Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide. His trademark use of color and strong, graphic composition have garnered him many photographic awards, including the Art Director Club's Gold Award and honors from  Communication Arts and Print magazines. When not teaching workshops around the world, Bryan makes his home in Seattle.

My thoughts: As a amateur photographer, I was thrilled to receive this book from Blogging for Books, since it looked like a great resource. It is an excellent guide to taking photographs to the next level by teaching the photographer to train their eyes to constrast, colors, and framing. I'm thrilled to have this book on my shelf!
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

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