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Why you like this photo : the science of perception

Author: Brian Dilg
Publisher: London : Ilex, New York, NY : Distributed in the US by Hachette Book Group, 2018. 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder. It's something that can be measured and understood. Science Fact.0Scientists are starting to unravel more and more about how the mind has developed over human history, revealing some surprising truths about how the mind works. Did you know, for example, that the landscape photos people think of as most beautiful are closely correlated with exactly the kind of lush  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Dilg
ISBN: 9781781573747 1781573743
OCLC Number: 1039972221
Description: 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. How we see : humans vs. cameras: Looking vs. seeing : the problem with experience ; Meeting the mental model ; Angle of view ; Dynamic view vs. static frame ; Focal length & magnification ; Focus & sharpness ; Focus & cameras ; Depth of field ; The experts speak : Dr. Martin Rolf, vision specialist ; Exposure ; Dynamic range ; Color perception ; Motion & time ; The experts speak : Dr. Donald Hoffman, cognitive neuroscientist --
2. How we notice : principles of visual attraction: Overcoming the bandwidth of perception ; Position in frame ; Size in frame ; Scale ; Focus ; Lines, real & implied ; Expression & gesture ; Substitution ; Attention : the personal hierarchy ; The experts speak : Dr. Jay Friedenberg, psychologist ; Brightness & contrast ; Tonal frameworks ; Color ; Motifs ; Surprise & delay : exploiting expectations ; Applied perception : masters at work --
3. How we think : decoding photographs: Theory of mind ; Mirroring : art as self-portrait ; Omission & imagination : inside & outside the frame ; Constructing a 3D world from 2D images ; The experts speak : Julie Grahame, curator ; The shock of the familiar ; Vantage point ; Implied relationships ; Visceral qualities ; The experts speak : Mark Prüst, photo consultant & curator ; Time : constructing narratives ; Shape as character ; Context & juxtaposition : the fluidity of meaning ; Light as signifier ; Color as meaning ; The experts speak : Elisabeth Biondi, curator --
4. Conclusions.
Responsibility: Brian Dilg.

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Combining science and photography, Brian Dilg explores the reasons behind Why You Like This Photo.  Read more...

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