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Bryan Peterson

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BRYAN PETERSON is a professional photographer, an internationally known instructor, and the best-selling author of Understanding Exposure, Understanding Shutter Speed, Learning to See Creatively, Understanding Digital Photography, and Beyond Portraiture. In addition, he is the founder of the online photography school The Perfect Picture School of Photography (www.ppsop.com). He lives in Chicago.

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Beyond Portraiture
Creative People Photography
Written by Bryan Peterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: September 1, 2006
Price: $25.95

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Beyond Portraiture

Written by Bryan Peterson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: March 16, 2011
Price: $15.99

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Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide

Written by Bryan Peterson


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: December 21, 2010
Price: $18.99

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Bryan Peterson's Exposure Solutions
The Most Common Photography Problems and How to Solve Them
Written by Bryan Peterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $19.99

Bryan Peterson’s Understanding Exposure has demystified the elements of exposure for nearly half a million readers, making it one of the most popular photography books in the world. Now, Bryan returns with his first-ever follow-up, Bryan Peterson’s Exposure Solutions, this time tackling 28 of the most common exposure stumbling blocks for... Read more >

Learning to See Creatively

Written by Bryan Peterson


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: January 12, 2011
Price: $15.99

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Learning to See Creatively
Design, Color and Composition in Photography
Written by Bryan Peterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: October 1, 2003
Price: $25.99

Almost everyone can “see” in the conventional sense, but developing photographic vision takes practice. Learning to See Creatively helps photographers visualize their work, and the world, in a whole new light.

Now totally rewritten, revised, and expanded, this best-selling guide takes a radical approach to creativity. It explains how it is not... Read more >
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Understanding Close-Up Photography

Written by Bryan Peterson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: January 12, 2011
Price: $15.99

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Understanding Digital Photography

Written by Bryan Peterson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: February 9, 2011
Price: $18.99

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Understanding Shutter Speed

Written by Bryan Peterson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: January 19, 2011
Price: $16.99

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Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition

Written by Bryan Peterson


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: December 21, 2010
Price: $15.99

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Understanding Flash Photography
How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash
Written by Bryan Peterson


Format: eBook
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $19.99

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Understanding Close-Up Photography
Creative Close Encounters with Or Without a Macro Lens
Written by Bryan Peterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: March 31, 2009
Price: $25.95

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Understanding Digital Photography
Techniques for Getting Great Pictures
Written by Bryan Peterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: October 1, 2005
Price: $25.95

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Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition
How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
Written by Bryan Peterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $25.99

Now updated with current technologies, more than one hundred new images, and an all-new chapter, Understanding Exposure has demystified the complex concepts of exposure for countless photographers.
In his trademark easy-to-understand style, author Bryan Peterson explains the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, including how to achieve successful exposures in seemingly difficult... Read more >
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Understanding Flash Photography
How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash
Written by Bryan Peterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $25.99

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Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide
How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
Written by Bryan Peterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: August 18, 2009
Price: $24.99

This all-in-one guide from renowned photographer, instructor, and author Bryan Peterson will help you take better photos anytime, anywhere–with any camera.

Want to finally understand exposure? Interested in learning to "see" and composing your images more creatively? Ready to master the magic of light? It’s all here, the techniques every amateur... Read more >
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Understanding Shutter Speed
Creative Action and Low-Light Photography Beyond 1/125 Second
Written by Bryan Peterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $25.99

The first book in the Understanding Photography series, Understanding Exposure, was a runaway best-seller, with more than 250,000 copies sold. Now author Bryan Peterson brings his signature style to another important photography topic: shutter speed. With clear, jargon-free explanations of terms and techniques, plus compelling “before-and-after” photos that pair a mediocre... Read more >
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