I wrote a Really Interesting Book!
It outlines what visual neuroscience can teach the photographer; and it talks about the parallels and differences between cameras versus eyes plus brains. A thrilling popular science read!
I am, I want to say without modesty, one of the few people who could have written that book. There are of course many neuroscientists knowledgeable in vision, and many knowledgeable photographers, but few people fall in both camps.
The book, “The Camera and the Brain” follows two photons on their different paths: One flies through the lens of a camera onto a photographic sensor, and is transformed into a part of a photograph. The other one flies through the lens of a human eye, onto the retina, to be converted into a human percept. I discuss the perception of motion, scale and color, the constant scanning movements of our eyes called saccades, and the recognition of objects like faces. I also explain the fundamental difference between perceiving and photographing. The book is illustrated with my own photographs and illustrations by Anna Farrell.