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


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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