I have never looked at books by this author, but I certainly will look for more of his books. In the book, Learning to See Creatively, Third Edition: Design, Color, and Composition in Photography, by Bryan Peterson, he effectively helps beginners and experienced photographers see their subjects through another lense.
The pictures are vivid and great, the tips are right on. Especially in the digital age, he encourages the photographer to experiment and play. You never know when you’ll get the perfect picture, or find a new technique which really adds to what you are doing. Get up high, get down low, use different angles, lenses all while taking the same pictures. It’s time consuming, yet, you’ll find great rewards in doing this.
He covers all of the basics, but goes beyond that. He gives a professionals perspective which is so helpful.
I highly recommend this book and learned a great deal. While I don’t take as many pictures as I would like, I’m hoping to put some of his illustrations and tools into practice. I know that I will be a better photographer because of this book and hopefully will feel freer to experiment with the pictures I take. Especially since I can always delete what doesn’t look good, but it will be a great learning experience.
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