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    Composition and Gestalt Theory

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    Gestalt Principles. How psychology influences your design strategy. I've watched a number of videos relating to this topic but most have left me a bit confused. Gestalt theory is often viewed as something for "artists" but the composition of an image is dependent on the person with the camera, the artist. Another way of thinking about composition as you look at the world through the camera.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-xD1bDoNl4

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    Thank you Brigitte, that was 6m 24s well spent.

    Cheers

    Dennis

    PS - In the example towards the end, I focused on the small central circle and not the letter "a" - sigh, what is wrong with me.
    Dennis

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    Spencer Cox published an article on the Gestalt Theory on the Photography Life website in Sep 2020. It makes for interesting reading/viewing.

    https://photographylife.com/videos/gestalt-theory
    Last edited by richtbw; 12-11-2020 at 10:41pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nardes View Post
    Thank you Brigitte, that was 6m 24s well spent.

    Cheers

    Dennis

    PS - In the example towards the end, I focused on the small central circle and not the letter "a" - sigh, what is wrong with me.
    You are not alone Dennis, I did too and was surprised when she said the letter a.
    Glenda



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    I'm even freakier.....small circle at the right of the picture

    Definitely not the "a"
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    Hi Brigitte, I was pretty conventionally captured by the "a"... Definitely a very interesting theory which can help to refine our way of taking photos.
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