Lesson 3: Visuals and Emotion

A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches that heart, and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it - Irving Penn

Don't shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like - David Alan Harvey

In your daily life and professional life, you often come across visuals that convey specific emotions to you. These visuals can be logos of brands you love or dislike, film scenes you watch on television, or photographs you see or take. Take a look at the following four visuals.

Reflection activity:

Write down which emotions you feel when looking at each of them. How did you feel when you looked at these images? Did you feel scared, sad, nostalgic, surprised, happy, or a combination of emotions? What do you think it is about these visuals that they made you feel that way?

Sources for images:
(1) http://image.desk7.net/Landscape%20Wallpapers/10275_1280x800.jpg
(2) http://img-1.onedio.com/img/2r0/53b690389c54d0f049ee0975.jpg
(3) http://www.wallpaperup.com/uploads/wallpapers/2013/12/30/210447/68bfb079b20f6506f26620763e31dfa3.jpg
(4) Source: http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/199/c/7/sad_teddy_by_trinefina-d57pa3z.jpg