Learning to See Creatively, Third Edition

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Amphoto Books are set to release the third edition of Bryan Peterson's classic guide, Learning to See Creatively: Design, Color, and Composition in Photography. Fully revised with all new tips, photos, and exercises drawn from his international workshops at the Bryan Peterson School of Photography, veteran instructor Peterson 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 images from his own portfolio, 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. On sale from 4 August 2015, the 160-page paperback is priced at $25.99 USD / $30.00 CAN.

Amphoto Press Release

Learning to See Creatively, Third Edition: Design, Color, and Composition in Photography

By Bryan Peterson

“Some might think that creativity is in short supply, but in fact most shooters suffer from an oversupply of complacency. Demand more of yourself!” — BRYAN PETERSON

In this new edition of his classic guide, bestselling author Bryan Peterson teaches photographers of all levels to visualize their work, and the world, in a whole new light by developing their photographic vision. Fully revised with all new tips, photos, and exercises drawn from his international workshops at the Bryan Peterson School of Photography, veteran instructor Peterson 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 images from his own stunning portfolio, 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. Learning to See Creatively is the definitive reference for any photographer looking for a fresh perspective on their work.

·         Accompanying the gorgeous and surprising images are examples, exercises, and instruction on key topics:

·         Elements of design—focus on shape, texture, pattern, color to create your best photo

·         Composition—horizontal vs. vertical orientation, framing, and using and breaking the rule of thirds

·         Lens choice—how using a wide-angle, fish-eye, macro, telephoto, or zoom decides what viewers see

·         Light it up—using light’s brightness, color, and direction to affect the mood and tone

About the author

BRYAN PETERSON is a professional photographer, internationally known instructor, and founder of The Bryan Peterson School of Photography. 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.

Book info

  • Learning to See Creatively, Third Edition
  • By Bryan Peterson
  • $25.99 US/$30.00 CAN ● trade paperback ● 160 pages ● 8-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches
  • 200 full-color photographs
  • ISBN 978-1-60774-827-4 ● On sale August 4, 2015
  • Published by Amphoto Books, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc

On Sale August 4, 2015



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