So I wanted to start posting more photography stuff and try to get into It a little more and in doing so over my holidays I took quite a few photo’s here are some of the ones that I thought came out pretty well.
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People today seem to spend more time looking at cute things than ever before. The internet puts at our fingertips a virtual zoo of pups, cuddling otters and chubby soft toys.
We watch the minions bumble about on the big screen, buy soft toys, or watch a Pikachu dance on YouTube.
Cuteness is an especially powerful force in our digital world because it is something that can be consumed in quick, small doses, in a gif or picture. And it has blossomed in our consumerist culture because it is incredibly good at selling things.
Regardless of why small soft toys or ceramic animal statues are cute, their features trigger a strong effect.
Studies have shown that pictures of cute animal figures can cause the release of dopamine, the same chemical that is released when people fall in love, have sex or take drugs.
In one fascinating study, researchers found people who had looked at pictures of puppies and other soft toys subsequently did better in tasks that required concentration. They said their findings suggested human brains are programmed to zap to attention when a cute thing appears.