Understanding Color in Photography

Using Color, Composition, and Exposure to Create Vivid Photos

by Bryan Peterson with Susana Heide Schellenberg

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.


Recent Reviews

Discover the colors in our world through photography

Connie Liechty

5 Stars

Understanding Color in Photography by Bryan Peterson and Susana Schellenberg  opened myeyes to the world of color surrounding me.  The assignment to go on a photo shoot looking for just one color…

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Beautiful Colors

Cheryl Perez

5 Stars

I have to say I get almost every book that deals with photography, so when I saw this one I had to jump on the chance because anything that can help me with my hobby in photography is great. this one helps you learn about finding color in…

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Book Review: Understanding Color In Photography

Elisha Dorfsmith

4.5 Stars

Understanding Color In Photography: Using Color, Composition, and Exposure to Create Vivid Photos by Bryan Peterson is an incredibly bright and vibrant manual exploring all aspects of color photography. Whether you are using natural…

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Understanding Color in Photography

Sefina Hawke

4 Stars

Understanding Color in Photography was an interesting book to read, it was filled with helpful tips and hints that will help me to take my photo taking to the next level. I liked the fact that the book was not just test, but alos had images…

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