Category: Visual Studies 1

Understanding Gestalt

This time when I went to go take pictures it was allot more difficult to find pictures that were suitable. I spent a couple hours in South Congress trying to find stuff that matched the Gestalt style of photography. It is very difficult finding good enough pictures that suit a specific style. Though once I found one picture I was able to connect the dots and find more.

South Congress Ave.

When I went to go take pictures at South Congress I realized that taking pictures is not just point and shoot, thought some would argue that, for the first few minutes of me being in the area I was taking photos trying to figure out what I liked taking pictures of. So that’s what I did I didn’t try to focus on one specific thing I took various photos some having the same sort of style others having a totally different feel to them. South Congress was a wonderful place to take pictures in, there were various things that caught my attention, many things I considered worth a good picture. It does take a while to get a great photo you have to be patient and you have to be willing. You can take a photo and then later realize that you may not like it and go back to that area and take an even better photo. One thing I was sure of was that I wanted to take pictures that made me feel why Austin is the way it is, I wanted to take pictures that captured some of the aspects of Austin.

Creativity and it’s Enjoyment

Both the article and the video enlighten the already set ideals that I had, the video expanded on the way I think of creativity while the article furthered my knowledge of why we enjoy video games. The Video while talking about what I already know about creative thinking expanded it further, it digs deep into where our creativity came from and how something we didn’t expect to shape it did. The Article is a study that showed me that even the most of casual of players share the interest of those who have hardly even played a game. Creativity plays a part in both ways because someone who is super creative understands the story further in a game than someone who plays because they are bored and have nothing else to do. Creativity is the basis for a video game and how a person experiences a game.