- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Amphoto Books; Reprint edition (March 15, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1607748509
- ISBN-13: 978-1607748502
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 228 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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BRYAN PETERSON is a professional photographer, internationally known instructor, best-selling author, and founder of The Bryan Peterson School of Photography at www.bpsop.com. His trademark use of color and strong, graphic composition have garnered him photographic awards from Communication Arts and Print magazines. He makes his home in Seattle, Washington.
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After the first three chapters my photography was transformed. Don't buy another lens. Don't buy a new camera body. Buy this book first.
At heart, the book is about what it says - exposure. Exposure is not hard - honestly, any photographer will tell you that it is all about the choices made by the person taking the image with regards to the right aperture, shutter, and ISO. Peterson calls the triangle and once those are understood, it's easy to make consistently beautiful images. Topics in the book build upon those three slowly yet thoroughly, showing graphically as well as with words how choices affect the final image.
Beyond the exposure triangle, little nuggets of great information are interspersed throughout. The images in the book are inspiring and the tone very friendly. It's for a very good reason that the book has been so successful over the last decade - Peterson makes it easy to put away the camera manual and get the most important basics down to start taking consistently good images.
For those interested in what has changed and if they want to update their old copy, all the images have been updated and new sections added: An expanded section on flash, star trails, flashlights for in-camera creativity.
Really, this is *the* book for learning photography. Highest recommendation, especially for a thorough and inspiring set of updates to an already excellent resource. Reviewed from an advance reader copy provided by the publisher.
No book will create fantastic photos just by reading it. You still have to have an eye and be willing to experiment a little with what the camera can do. Bryan Peterson does an amazing job of challenging the novice photographer, getting them out of their comfort zone and thinking about the technical capabilities of these very complex pieces of equipment. I now unconsciously employ the exposure triangle whenever I'm setting up a shot whereas before I didn't really understand why some photos worked well and others didn't. Bryan's analogy of ISO settings compared to a number of construction workers or bees in a hive is a priceless gem that I have expressed several times to my photographer friends when we're out shooting.
The examples provided in the book are plentiful and easily understood. An excellent read for any novice wanting to take their camera out of Auto and start taking 'real' photographs instead of snapshots.