Learning to See Creatively, Third Edition

Design, Color, and Composition in Photography

by Bryan Peterson

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  • 9781607748274
  • 9781607748281


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.


  • Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale; August 2015
  • ISBN: 9781607748281
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  • Title: Learning to See Creatively, Third Edition
  • Author: Bryan Peterson
  • Imprint: Amphoto Books
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  • 9781607748274
  • 9781607748281

About The Author

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

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781607748274
  • 9781607748281