Understanding Color in Photography

Using Color, Composition, and Exposure to Create Vivid Photos

Author: Bryan Peterson,Susana Heide Schellenberg

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 077043312X

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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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.

Bryan Peterson's Understanding Composition Field Guide

How to See and Photograph Images with Impact

Author: Bryan F. Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0770433081

Category: Photography

Page: 288

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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. Also available as an ebook

Mastering Color Digital Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579907068

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Renowned photographer and author Michael Freeman provides a thorough look at the essential ways of dealing with color that will help photographers create striking color digital photographs. Using helpful tips and exercises, he covers everything from capture and calibration to workflow management and output.

Learning to See Creatively

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400230

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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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 some gift only for the “chosen few” but actually a skill that can be learned and applied. Using inventive photos from his own stunning portfolio, author and veteran photographer Bryan Peterson deconstructs creativity for photographers. He details the basic techniques that went into not only taking a particular photo, but also provides insights on how to improve upon it—helping readers avoid the visual pitfalls and technical dead ends that can lead to dull, uninventive photographs. This revised edition features the latest information on digital photography and digital imaging software, as well as an all-new section on color as a design element. Learning to See Creatively is the definitive reference for any photographers looking for a fresh perspective on their work.

Color Management for Photographers

Hands on Techniques for Photoshop Users

Author: Andrew Rodney

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240806492

Category: Computers

Page: 463

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A guide to color management using Adobe Photoshop.

The Photograph

Composition and Color Design

Author: Harald Mante

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937538064

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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Harald Mante, one of the most distinguished teachers of the photographic arts in Germany and an internationally recognized master of photography, brings his teaching to us in the English language for the first time in more than 30 years. In The Photograph Mante explains the elements that are essential to achieving the highest level of visual design in photographs. This book is geared toward the serious intermediate and advanced photographer who strives to create outstanding images. While a deep understanding of photographic techniques is required in order to master photography, technical knowledge alone is not sufficient to create outstanding images. Beyond the technical aspects, the crucial elements that determine the quality and strength of a photograph are the content of the image and its organization within the image frame. This is where the "art" of photography comes into play. Truly creative photography is based upon knowledge and mastery of design, and insight into how the viewer perceives images. The creative photographer can exploit this knowledge and push image making in new directions. In this book, Mante explores the principles of line, shape, point, color, contrast, composition, and design in significantly greater depth and at a higher level than most any book available to date. He also covers a number of techniques to enhance expressiveness in a photograph and support the photographer's intentions. These in-depth lessons are beautifully illustrated with more than 750 images from Mante's own portfolio, including over 160 diagrams. The Photograph is a unique book that is sure to become an invaluable reference for anyone involved in photography-from the hobbyist to the professional; for both the digital and analog photographer; and for those practicing, studying, criticizing, or administering in the visual arts. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated, and includes 60 new images and illustrations. Also included are new chapters that cover analyzing shapes and colors and a discussion of the square image format.

Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400192

Category: Photography

Page: 400

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Everything you need to know in one take-anywhere field guide! 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 photographer needs to take better nature, landscape, people, and close-up photos. You’ll even get creative techniques, like making "rain" and capturing "ghosts," and practical advice on gear, equipment, and postprocessing software. Filled with Bryan’s inspirational photographs, this is the one essential guide for every camera bag.

Bryan Peterson's Exposure Solutions

The Most Common Photography Problems and How to Solve Them

Author: Bryan Peterson,Jeff Kent

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0770433057

Category: Photography

Page: 143

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Identifies twenty-eight common exposure problems for amateur photographers and, for each issue, points out pitfalls and offers simple solutions.

The Photographer's Master Guide to Colour

Author: Jeff Wignall

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1781571813

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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When every single hue in a photo can be saturated, tinted, cross-processed, filtered, or manipulated using today?s wide variety of digital tools, the possibilities are endless ? but can also be overwhelming. Expert pro Jeff Wignall demystifies this essential subject in this compelling and richly illustrated guide for photographers who want to master colour and give their images depth and richness. From the origins of colour theory to the latest post-production techniques, the full spectrum is thoroughly covered, with Jeff?s own inspirational photography perfectly complementing his authoritative text. Learn when to exercise restraint, and when to boost saturation to the limits. Communicate mood and emotion by learning precisely how human colour perception operates. Make your colours your own, with perfect exposures and dramatic post-production results. Harness the power of colour to push your photos to their full potential!

Understanding Exposure

How to Shoot Great Photographs With Any Camera

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 0817439390

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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Now refreshed with current technologies and terms, and more than 25 percent new images and an all-new chapter, this bestselling guide shows readers how to shoot great photographs with any type of camera.

Understanding Flash Photography

How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash and Other Artificial Light Sources

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 0817439560

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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This guide to on- and off-camera flash picks up where Peterson's "Understanding Exposure" leaves off, helping free photographers from the limitations of auto to get the images they want when natural light isn't enough.

Expressive Nature Photography

Design, Composition, and Color in Outdoor Imagery

Author: Brenda Tharp

Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC

ISBN: 1580934897

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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Photographer and teacher Brenda Tharp marries photography craft with artistic vision to help intermediate photographers translate what they see into a personal impression of a subject in nature. Using single images, along with before-and-after and with-or-without examples, Expressive Nature Photography teaches how to make exposures that are creative, not necessarily correct. Inspiring photographers to get out early and stay out late, this book explains how to use light, an essential element of outdoor photography. Readers will learn how to “see in the dark,” use filters to create very long exposures, create a natural effect using light painting, photograph night skies and moonlit landscapes, and make the best use of available natural light. This book also covers how to use shutter speeds to express motion and capture the energy of fast-moving subjects, such rushing streams, ocean swells, and bounding wildlife. A chapter on the art of visual flow discusses how to create compositions that direct the viewer's eye through the frame for maximum impact. Photographers will develop a sense of when to break the "rules" of composition, how to use elements to frame subjects, what to include and exclude in the frame, how to create the feeling of depth and dimension in a scene, and how to push the boundaries of composition to make memorable nature images that capture and convey fresh viewpoints. High-tech cameras can help create a good exposure and focused image, but they can't replace the artist's eye for composition, visual depth, and design, nor their instinct for knowing when to click the shutter. There are many books on photography technique focused on technical quality, but Expressive Nature Photography goes beyond the technical. It guides the way to pulling emotion and meaning out of a dynamic landscape, a delicate macro study, or an outstanding nighttime image.

Conflict for Space

A Focus on Identity Duality

Author: Shavkat Kasymov

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761868755

Category: Political Science

Page: 104

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This book argues that affinity for land and space constitutes the foundation of human agency and underlies all social activity of human beings from a personal level to national and regional levels. The author argues that human society is divided into two identity groups, a conservative and a liberal identity.

Exploring Color Photography

From Film to Pixels

Author: Robert Hirsch

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317911148

Category: Photography

Page: 408

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Robert Hirsch’s Exploring Color Photography is the thinking photographer’s guide to color imagemaking. Now in its sixth edition, this pioneering text clearly and concisely instructs students and intermediate photographers in the fundamental aesthetic and technical building blocks needed to create thought-provoking digital and analog color photographs. Taking both a conceptual and pragmatic approach, the book avoids getting bogged down in complex, ever-changing technological matters, allowing it to stay fresh and engaging. Known as the Bible of Color Photography, its stimulating assignments encourage students to be adventurous and to take responsibility for learning and working independently. The emphasis on design and postmodern theoretical concepts stresses the thought process behind the creation of intriguing images. It’s extensive and inspiring collection of images and accompanying captions allow makers to provide insight into how photographic methodology was utilized to visualize and communicate their objectives. The text continues to deliver inspiring leadership in the field of color photography with the latest accurate information, ideas, commentary, history, a diverse collection of contemporary images, and expanded cellphone photography coverage. A "Problem Solving and Writing" chapter offers methods and exercises that help one learn to be a visual problem solver and to discuss and write succinctly about the concepts at the foundation of one’s work. Exploringcolorphotography.com, the companion website, has been revamped and updated to feature more student and teacher resources, including a new web-based timeline: As It Happened: A Chronological History of Color Photography.

The BetterPhoto Guide to Light

Learn to Capture Stunning Light in Any Situation

Author: Jim Miotke,Kerry Drager

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 0817424989

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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A practical reference for amateur photography enthusiasts explains lighting fundamentals and how to understand and utilize natural, flash and reflector lighting for stronger and more compelling photographs in a variety of settings. By the author of The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography. Original.

The Soul of the Camera

The Photographer's Place in Picture-Making

Author: David duChemin

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681982048

Category: Photography

Page: 288

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As both an art form and a universal language, the photograph has an extraordinary ability to connect and communicate with others. But with over one trillion photos taken each year, why do so few of them truly connect? Why do so few of them grab our emotions or our imaginations? It is not because the images lack focus or proper exposure; with advances in technology, the camera does that so well these days. Photographer David duChemin believes the majority of our images fall short because they lack soul. And without soul, the images have no ability to resonate with others. They simply cannot connect with the viewer, or even—if we’re being truthful—with ourselves.

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In The Soul of the Camera: The Photographer’s Place in Picture-Making, David explores what it means to make better photographs. Illustrated with a collection of beautiful black-and-white images, the book’s essays address topics such as craft, mastery, vision, audience, discipline, story, and authenticity. The Soul of the Camera is a personal and deeply pragmatic book that quietly yet forcefully challenges the idea that our cameras, lenses, and settings are anything more than dumb and mute tools. It is the photographer, not the camera, that can and must learn to make better photographs—photographs that convey our vision, connect with others, and, at their core, contain our humanity. The Soul of the Camera helps us do that.


Advancing Your Photography

A Handbook for Creating Photos You'll Love

Author: Marc Silber

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633535703

Category: Photography

Page: 255

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VALUABLE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS Jumpstart your photography: Take your photography to the next level with this easy to understand and use handbook that is packed with tips from some of the world's best photographers. Find out how you can apply their secrets for capturing outstanding photos. With this book you will understand all steps needed to be a fantastic photographer. Buy it, read it and use it to create photos that you and others will love! "Marc's new book is an all-in-one, easily accessible handbook drawn from his huge library of interviews with top photographers -- and packed with information that can be put into action immediately. This book will show you how the pros do it. Study this and take your best shot." Chase Jarvis, Multi-Award winning Photographer and CEO/Founder of CreativeLive. Photography Tips: Easy-to-understand photography tips from professional photography masters ─ all in one compact book that fits into your camera bag. Learn professional photography tips and tricks for beginners from masters of this art form: In Advancing Your Photography, Marc Silber provides the definitive handbook that will take you through the entire process of becoming an accomplished photographer. From teaching you the basics to exploring the stages of the full "cycle of photography," Silber makes it easy for you to master the art form and create stunning pictures. Valuable photography tips from thousands of hours of interviews with professional photography masters: You will learn valuable insights, including: • beginner photography tips • amateur photography tips • landscape photography tips • wedding photography tips • lifestyle photography tips • sports photography tips • animal photography tips • portrait photography tips • still life photography tips • iPhone photography tips Photography and the technology associated with it is constantly evolving, but the fundamentals remain the same. Advancing Your Photography will help to bring you the joy and satisfaction of a lifetime of pursuing the art of photography. Advancing Your Photography features: • Top tips for making outstanding photographs from iconic photographers and many other leading professional photography masters of today. • Numerous step-by-step examples • Guidance on training your eye to see composition with emotional impact • Tips on mastering the key points of operating your camera like a pro • Secrets to processing your images to professional standards • Compact design that will easily fit in your camera bag

Fifty Paths to Creative Photography

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178157412X

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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In keeping with the best tradition of Freeman's writing, this isn't a technical manual looking at camera settings, but a volume which will encourage you to explore what makes great photograhy. In Freeman's own words: "There's a long line of opinion, from Plato through Kant, that holds creativity to be unteachable, and to be the province of genius. You have it or you don't. End of story. I don't agree" By looking at the work of other great photographers, as well as Freeman's own work, the book provides the reader with 50 "paths" they can explore to think about taking photos, looking at subjects from cliché to zen, so you will be able to hit the right point in surprise, originality, insight and execution every time.

In Camera: Perfect Pictures Straight Out of the Camera

Author: Gordon Laing

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1781574936

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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With amazing low-light capabilities, incredible definition, intelligent autofocus and a host of other features, digital cameras have now become so powerful that they have left their users behind. Most photographers can take competent shots in a range of conditions, or fix imperfect exposures in Photoshop or Lightroom, but very few have the skill to push their cameras to the limit and capture the perfect shot, under all conditions, with no post-processing required. In Camera is the perfect way to take your photography to that level; to master your camera, understand light, exposure and composition, and make amazing photographs, whatever your camera, without cheating after the event. One hundred of Gordon's beautiful photos are given his own expert commentary; full settings and camera details are included, and a host of tips and tricks let photographers of any level learn something from every example. The shots are taken with a wide range of cameras, and the emphasis is on getting results by improving your own skills, not wasting money on expensive equipment.

Understanding Digital Photography

Author: Bryan Peterson

Publisher: Amphoto Books

ISBN: 0817400281

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Using his popular bad image/good image pairings of real-life examples, Bryan Peterson takes the reader through all the techniques needed to succeed with digital photography in every popular genre: nature, people, sports, interiors, travel, low-light conditions, travel, weather, commercial portraits, macro, and wildlife—even how to use creative tricks such as reflections. As a bonus, Peterson explains, in straightforward text, the techniques of Photoshop as well as the basics of publishing, printing, and archiving and storing for personal or professional use. Full of great examples for beginners and serious photographers, Understanding Digital Photography makes it easy to create great digital pictures every time. From the Trade Paperback edition.