Review of Understanding Color in Photography by Bryan Peterson


Bryan Peterson is an internationally known professional photographer and instructor, who has written dozens of photography books. Understanding Color in Photography is his most recent book on the subject and includes four separate sections:

  • Light, Exposure and Color
  • Color and Composition
  • Color and Mood
  • Using Tools to Enhance Color

Each section is broken down into specific and detailed topics, which covers things such as exposure and color, monochromatic colors, using color as background, complementary colors, filters, PhotoShop and much more.

As I’ve found with all of Bryan Peterson’s books, the photos are gloriously stunning. Although this is a generous-sized paperback, the quality of the book and photos are wonderful.

The author discusses color in a conversational, easy manner that gives the reader a sense of Peterson’s instructional style. He shares a tremendous amount of professional know-how so that even novice photographers can begin using his color techniques.

Most of us probably won’t have the opportunity take one of Bryan Peterson’s workshops. This book, and all of his books, is the next best thing! Thanks to Blogging for Books, the author and the publisher for providing a complimentary copy of this book.

5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton