The Five Second Rule

Can you get people to look at your photographs for more than five seconds? How can you make your images stand out? David Hay shares his experiences on the latest fashion and people’s social media habits

When I visit photographic exhibitions, I pause and linger at my favourite images, allowing my eye to roam around the composition. I can spend a minute or two looking at the best images. Nowadays, most people view images online. Recent research suggests that very few people look at any of these images for more than five seconds.

We are being swamped with imagery. More than 350 million images are uploaded to Facebook every day! Your own images will be a tiny droplet in the tsunami of images hitting the Internet daily. Most of the images posted will be of…

Read this and many more inspirational articles in High Definition inside Issue 44 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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