People are drawn more to meaning in photos than parts that pops out ...

WILL NICHOLLS, PETAPIXEL:

People’s eyes are more attracted to areas of photos that have more “meaning” than areas that “stick out.” That’s according to a newly published study by a team of researchers at UC Davis’ Center for Mind and Brain.

As photographers, we’re normally told to compose our photos by leading the eye through a scene, and not to include too many distracting objects or bright spots that may tear the eye away from the important parts of the picture.

But a new study, published in Nature: Human Behaviour, has found that viewers are more likely to look first at areas of “meaning,” despite the presence of distracting bright spots and other more prominent parts of a scene.

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