So, I just finished up this inspiring title, Learning to See Creatively by Bryan Peterson. The focus is how to open up the possibilities of your camera by more thoroughly exploring your subject instead of the average photography book. Elements of design, lighting, composition, cropping, and more are discussed and shown in use. Mr. Peterson’s enthusiasm and excellent descriptions makes it seem obtainable and fun. With tons of photos included, it’s exciting to see the variety of shots he feels anyone can make.
I was happy to see he suggests on site editing over Photoshop (which I don’t own anyways, although don’t fear at the end there is a section on it). I felt vindicated that he says to “create” photos by editing items in (something I do). Finally, I was inspired to try to do things a little differently or examine my subject a little while longer after I thought I got the shot I wanted.
Bryan Peterson is well steeped in photography with loads of titles to prove it. He demonstrates his ability to teach through this title as well. Thanks sir!
Even if you don’t shoot photos manually, there is a ton to learn from this book.
(I received this book from Blogging for Books for this honest review.)