Podcast #163 Similarity and past experiences: Gestalt psychology in photography (2 of 2)

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

April 23, 2018

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In part two of our series on Gestalt psychology and its impact on photography, we examine how the law of past experience and similarity can help us to better define not only what happens behind the camera but also what happens when we are in the editing and critique process.

The law of similarity states that we will group objects and things in an image by how we associate them as one unit. This similarity could be by size, shape, color, texture or some other aspect. As long as our own approach to the information creates an association between the objects, we will associate them as a single group.

The law of past experience allows to see part of an object or subject and based on our prior knowledge of what the object might or might not be, we complete the missing elements of the object or story.


Gear used in podcast

One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.

Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
LogicPro X
Macbook Pro
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock

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