Tuesday, November 19, 2013

REVIEW: Bryan Peterson’s Understanding Composition Field Guide

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Bryan Peterson's Understanding Composition Field Guide: How to See and Photograph Images with Impact is another great book in a long list of excellent photography books by Bryan Peterson.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Bryan Peterson, he’s a talented photographer with an uncanny ability to make a great photo out of just about anything, anyplace or anytime. More importantly, he knows how to express his enthusiasm and vision very well in his books on photography. He’s been one of my favorite photography book authors for quite some time, and I’ve had the pleasure of working with him a few times here in Seattle. In fact, this book features a few of the shots he’s done on the workshops I’ve assisted him on.

This book is like a modern day update and concise version of one of my favorite books, Learning to See Creatively. It’s different and better in many ways, so owners of that book will probably enjoy picking up this latest book on composition.

For those who are struggling with the composition of their photos, this is a fantastic place to start because Bryan has an amazing ability to help you see the world differently. This is why I thought his previous composition book (Learning to See Creatively) was so well named.

At 288 pages in a compact but durable format this book is a bargain. What’s more, it’s form factor means that you can keep it in your camera bag to refer to while out shooting (hence the field guide moniker). It makes a great gift and a great travel companion for your next flight.

I highly recommend this book!

Where to order

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