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How to See and Photograph Images with Impact

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On Sale: November 06, 2012
Pages: 288 | ISBN: 978-0-7704-3308-6
Published by : Amphoto Books Ten Speed Press
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Learn to “see” more compelling images with this on-the-go field guide from Bryan Peterson! 
 
What makes an image amazing? Believe it or not, it is not about the content. What makes a photo compelling is the arrangement of that content—in other words, its composition. The right composition gives your images impact and emotion; the wrong one leaves them flat. In this handy, take-anywhere guide, renowned photographer, instructor, and bestselling author Bryan Peterson frees amateur photographers from the prejudices of what is “beautiful” or “ugly” so that they can instead focus on color, line, light, and pattern. Get the tools you need to show your distinct voice and point of view in every image you shoot. With this guide in your camera bag, you’ll be equipped not only to “see” beautiful images but to successfully shoot them each and every time. 
 
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1:         Learning to See: Mining the Mundane
2:         The Role of Aperture and Shutter Speed
3:         Filling the Frame: Two Steps from a Compelling Composition
4:         Choosing Your Background
5:         Using the Empty Canvas
6:         Adding Interest in the Foreground
7:         Creating Contrast
8:         The Golden Section, the Rule of Thirds, and the Rule of Visual Weight
9:         Horizontal versus Vertical
10:       Framing with a Frame
11:       Sweating the Small Stuff
12:       Mining Images to Find the Mother Lode
13:       Capturing the Decisive Moment
14:       When to Break the Rules
Index
 
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Bryan Peterson is an internationally known instructor of photography, a widely exhibited photographer, and a best-selling author. He divides his time between Seattle, WA, and Lyons, France.

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