Title: Understanding Color in Photography: Using Color, Composition, and Exposure to Create Vivid Photos
Author: Bryan F. Peterson & Susana Heide Schellenberg
Date of Publication: August 29th, 2017
Veteran photographer and instructor Bryan Peterson is best known for his arresting imagery using bold, graphic color and composition. Here he explores his signature use of color in photography for the first time, showing readers his process for creating striking images that pop off the page. He addresses how to shoot in any type of light, and looks at color families and how they can work together to make compelling images in commercial and art photography. He also helps readers understand exposure, flash, and other stumbling blocks that beginning and experienced photographers encounter when capturing images, showing how to get the most out of any composition. With its down-to-earth voice and casual teaching style, Understanding Color in Photography is a workshop in a book, helping any photographer take their images to the next level.
I used to be super big into photography until the digital age came around, and everyone and their mother now think they are a photographer. I was never into portrait, wedding photography or any of that crap, though.
When I saw this book available for review, I was excited to check it out because color, exposure, and composition are such important areas when trying to take the perfect photograph.
The author does a great job of suggesting what to do and what not to do, but it’s still all up to you whether you want warmer or cooler tones—it’s all a matter of opinion really. Most of the pages include good photos to go with what he’s explaining. My favorite was the few tree pictures because of course I am all about trees. What I would love to see is a book of photography just on creepy trees! Someone make that book if there isn’t one out there! Anyway, this is a great book, especially if you’re starting out. If you already have your way of doing things, it may not be as helpful, but it’s always great to see another’s perspective on this form of art.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
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