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Format:  eBook, PDF format, 18 pages
Size:  10.3MB
Requirement:  Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or greater

Price: $5

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Having Jay and Varina as instructors opens up a totally new perspective to Landscape photography.
Vikram JayaramanSan Jose, California

Gestalt is a German word that refers to the “essence or shape of an entity’s complete form”. The Gestalt Theories of Perception were first put forth in the early 1920’s. Research reveals a complex and detailed collection of fascinating experiments, hypotheses, and ideas. The field is very broad – but we’re going to focus on some of the very basic concepts that can be applied to art in general – and photography in particular.
This has been one of our most popular eBooks. In it, we discuss a variety of basic gestalt concepts, including:

  • Strategies for separating objects of interest from the background in an image,
  • Ideas for using individual objects to lead the eye of the viewer,
  • Suggestions for increasing the impact of your images,
  • … and much more!

The Gestalt principles discussed in this eBook are a natural extension of the basic compositional rules of photography. Perception: The Gestalt Principles and How our Brains Interpret What We See is an essential addition to the complete photographer’s library.