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Why You Like This Photo: The science of perception

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What you see is very different from what you think you see...

There's a lot going on behind the scenes when you like a photograph. Maybe something is tricking your brain into believing a static image is alive with motion. But how? Or maybe you're being drawn in by a rich, high-contrast subject. But what's so great about really black blacks and really white whites? And if

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Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published October 25th 2018 by Ilex Press
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Michele
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The elements of good photography and how the human eye/brain perceives the world, all in this short book. Well done!
Rebecca Berto
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great insights and thought-provoking ideals to help shape better photographs or better understand existing photos.
Lora
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
A look at all the aspects of how our brains look at photographs--scale, color, motion, etc. etc. Short essays by "experts" in perception add to the explanations. Many photographs are included to illustrate the author's points. I can't say I learned a lot of new information, but the book made me realize that there is a lot more I should be thinking about I photograph.
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