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Embark on an observational journey to learn how to make good photos great in Bryan Peterson's Understanding Composition Field Guide, an instructional Amphoto book. Aimed at amateur photographers and enthusiasts, it breaks down the process of arranging content within a frame to create an image that is both interesting and pleasing to the eye. A better understanding of proper composition allows photographers to imbue their images with a sense of emotion and impact though the proper use of color, line, light, and pattern.
Table of Contents
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
About the Author
In addition to being a best-selling author, Bryan F. Peterson is known internationally as an instructor of photography. His own images have been widely exhibited, as well. Peterson divides his time between Seattle, WA, and Lyons, France.