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This experiment proves that photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what's in front of it

Canon carried out an interesting experiment, when six photographers were asked to take pictures of one and the same man. The results were rather surprising.


Before the photo session, each photographer was told a different story about the man whose name is Mark. One was told Mark is a former alcoholic, the other – that the man is a millionaire and so on. In fact, the man is an actor.

After the photo session, the portraits were compared and it turned out, that the pictures depended a lot on the photograph’s attitude towards the object of photographing.

You may compare the pictures yourself and see that the man really looks different in each of them:


Commercial fisherman


Psychic


Former alcoholic


Man who saved somebody's life


Self-made millionaire


Former prisoner

#psychology #photography

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Jack Daffner
Jack Daffner
KOOL RESULTS. VERY INTERESTING.
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Nov 18, 2015 9:20PM
Arun Agrawal
Arun Agrawal
Same Photographer can take these Photos..Its just the expression of the Person in the photo that relates to his story being said...
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Nov 18, 2015 9:26PM
Aubree Williams
Fascinating
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Nov 18, 2015 9:37PM
Trevor Moon
Trevor Moon
My mom can make any camera take a good picture!
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Nov 18, 2015 9:40PM
Ann Alpeter Legare
Ann Alpeter Legare
One of the more interesting things quizclub has done.
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Nov 18, 2015 10:35PM
Robert Wilson-Tulloch
Robert Wilson-Tulloch
It happens to more than just photographers!
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Nov 18, 2015 10:44PM
Steve Hendrickson
Steve Hendrickson
Along a similiar line - a teacher was given a list of her student's locker numbers but thought they were their IQ's. You guessed it - the higher locker numbers got the higher grades !!
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Nov 18, 2015 10:59PM
Scott Walker
Scott Walker
Interesting... However, one can relate to frame and intent given the title of each shot.. I feel to prove the statement we the quizzed should by multiple choice be able to select the intension. Not be told then shown the shot.
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Nov 18, 2015 11:18PM
Scott Walker
Scott Walker
Easy to relate... Much harder hto idrntify
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Nov 18, 2015 11:19PM
Pat LaBate Reader
Pat LaBate Reader
The reason photography is an art. nothing new
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Nov 19, 2015 12:19AM
Rick Carlson
Rick Carlson
Thevonly reason photography is an art form is because he the photographer is shaping the image in their own perspective. Ansel Adams works arent picture of nature in b & w. They are uniquely timed framed and more importantly perseived by theartist.
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Nov 19, 2015 12:41AM
Tom Young
There's more to the eye, than just a picture!
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Nov 19, 2015 1:10AM
Anna Karina
Anna Karina
very cool
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Nov 19, 2015 2:13PM
Mrs. Marci
This was in the Canon Archives for awhile! Interesting to see it here now!!!
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Mar 5, 2017 9:52PM

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