Understanding Color in Photography by Brian Peterson and Susana Schellenberg

Posted November 27, 2017 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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Understanding Color in Photography by Brian Peterson and Susana Schellenberg

Understanding Color in Photography: Using Color, Composition, and Exposure to Create Vivid Photos

by Bryan F Peterson, Susana Heide Schellenberg

Published by Watson-Guptill
Publication Date August 29, 2017
Pages: 144


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 received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

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This book is worth the price for the photography in it alone!  But the content is also top notch.  The explanations on how to use color to tell stories in your photography and why are done very well.  I really like the section on the psychology of color and the descriptions of the moods that are set by each one.


About Bryan F Peterson

Brian Peterson

Bryan Peterson is a professional photographer, an internationally known instructor, and the bestselling author of Understanding ExposureUnderstanding Shutter SpeedLearning to See CreativelyUnderstanding Digital Photography, and Beyond Portraiture. In addition, he is the founder of the online photography school the Perfect Picture School of Photography. He lives in Chicago.


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