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Psychology of Photography

Here is a small collection of articles about psychology and how it relates to photography. Understanding how our eyes and brain work can fine tune your own photographic eye.

Developing your photographer’s eye

Developing your photographer’s eye

Photography is a highly effective form of visual communication. You could consider your lens is your third eye, but how do you learn to see better and translate your visual skills to your camera? Having good eyesight helps, but understanding eyesight can help even more.

Photography and the collective unconscious

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Photography and the collective unconscious

Like riding a bike

Like riding a bike

If you remove the hair and skull from the back of your head and used 2 mirrors and a strong torch, you might be able to see your cerebellum, just below your cortex. And if you got someone else to split your head down the middle (so that both sides have an eye), you might […]

Mastering Depth Perception

Mastering Depth Perception

This is an ironic thing for you to be reading because while you are reading this you are using very little depth perception – everything in your field of attention is at the same distance away. The task of reading this doesn’t require any depth perception. When you look at a photograph the same is […]

Visual processing – from eye to understanding

Light entering the eye and being processed by the visual areas of the brain is a fascinating journey. Some of the brain functions are only just being discovered and very little is really understood. The subject can become incredibly complicated, so I hope to simplify things and not get caught up in technical terms. But […]

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