Learning to See Creatively, Third Edition: Design, Color, and Composition in Photography


Completely revised and updated throughout, Bryan Peterson’s classic guide to creativity helps photographers visualize their work, and the world, in a whole new light by developing their photographic vision.
     Fully revised with 100 percent new photography, this best-selling guide takes a radical approach to creativity by explaining how it is not just an inherent ability but 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 go 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 a complete section on color as a design element and all new photographs to illustrate Peterson’s points. Learning to See Creatively is the definitive reference for any photographer looking for a fresh perspective on their work.

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  1. One of The Best Photography Resources Out There Bryan Peterson’s books have long been the first learning step of any new photographer – and for good reason. Friendly, informative, inspiring, but very easy-to-digest, pick any book he’s written on the subject of photography and you’ll find a gem. With this Third Edition of the popular Learning To See Creatively series, he’s made very smart changes that make this a must read for any one looking to understand how to create images with interest. In short, it’s one of the best books out there on…

  2. A Window Into School of Photography Concentrating on the originality and talent of the photographer, Bryan Peterson encourages the artist to take the reins of their unique personal vision and to reel it in to manifest it in a magnificent piece of craftsmanship. He instructs you on how to really see with and without your camera and lens. He exclaims that it is “all about observation and thought,” and pushes the student to become better…incessantly.Thoroughly rewritten and reillustrated, the Third Edition…

  3. Useful for Beginners and Pros Alike Originally published in 1988 and revised in 2003, the third edition of Bryan Peterson’s LEARNING TO SEE CREATIVELY is all-new, completely rewritten and re-illustrated, with a brand new section on Photoshop. This is my first Peterson book but, judging from some of the other reviews, he seems to be a well-known and respected photography author and instructor.And it’s easy to see why: LEARNING TO SEE CREATIVELY is accessible and well-written, with a positive, can-do…