Understanding Color in Photography

Author: Bryan Peterson and Susana Heide Schellenberg
Published: August 29, 2017
Genre: Photography, Non-Fiction
Pages: 144

Understanding Color In Photography: Using Color, Composition, and Exposure to Create Vivid Photos by Bryan Peterson is a vivid and colorful guide in learning how to capture vibrant photos without having to manipulate the photographs too much post-processing. The writing is engaging and inviting, easy to understand, and he, along with Susana Heide Schellenberg, gives you challenges in order for you to grow as photographer.

There are beautiful photographs on each page by the veteran photographer and each has a note on how the image was captured and the settings that were used for that particular image. Peterson, and at times, Schellenberg, utilizes the photos to compare and contrast while explaining the differences and the effects of using certain settings or techniques.

Something that they are both adamant about is when photographing a certain color, make sure the accompanying color compliments it rather than clash. Don’t over-process  photos in Photoshop. Try to do as much as possible in-camera, because it is possible. Use Photoshop to be playful to extend creativity. But keep in mind that you can still create a playful and creative image without Photoshop.

This book will be great to add to a curriculum that focuses on photography in the beginner and intermediate stages. Even if you aren’t a photography student or professor, this is an incredible book to have if you are a photography lover or budding photographer like myself. If you would like to check out a copy of the book, it is available on Amazon.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.


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