Saturday, June 4, 2016

Amateur photographer's review of the book Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition by Bryan Peterson

Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

Judging on all the cookbooks I review, you may not know that I am also an amateur photographer. For years, I have enjoyed capturing nature, people and still life with my camera- beginning with a point and shoot Canon and continuing with a Nikon point and shoot. I have yet to obtain a DSLR camera but I am still able to benefit much from reading this great book! This particular version is the fourth edition of this popular book for photographers. As an amateur I was able to learn much about the mysterious-sounding world of aperture and such. I can also assure more advanced photographers that they will enjoy this book. I loved how the author included many of his beautiful photographs along with explanations and background stories. I am so excited to begin implementing this book in my photography life! 
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. 
This newly revised edition of Bryan Peterson's most popular book demystifies the complex concepts of exposure in photography, allowing readers to capture the images they want.

Understanding Exposure has taught generations of photographers how to shoot the images they want by demystifying the complex concepts of exposure in photography. In this newly updated edition, veteran photographer Bryan Peterson explains the fundamentals of light, aperture, and shutter speed and how they interact with and influence one another. With an emphasis on finding the right exposure even in tricky situations,Understanding Exposure shows you how to get (or lose) sharpness and contrast in images, freeze action, and take the best meter readings, while also exploring filters, flash, and light. With all new images, as well as an expanded section on flash, tips for using colored gels, and advice on shooting star trails, this revised edition will clarify exposure for photographers of all levels.