Steve says it like it is as usual. For me great photography comes down to making images that change people's view of the world. This can range from a subtle increase in awareness, to altering someone's opinion, through to causing a change in behaviour.
The 7 steps on the journey for the viewer of a great photograph are:
- seeing the image
- experiencing a sensation
- which turns into an emotion
- that evokes a cognitive process
- leading to a shift in understanding
- and a change in attitude
- that motivates the viewer to take action.
I'm not a psychologist or a philosopher. This is just my observation based on experience.
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