Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and I hope I've posted this in the right place. This might seem a wee bit random so please bear with me. I'm writing a dissertation on forensic imagery (crime scene photos etc) and people's emotional response to images based on the format (colour, b&w, high res, low res, etc.) and especially how these might be used in court. Basically I'm asking do lawyers choose photos to use in court based on a perceived emotional response, to sway a jury one way or the other. Also, does the emotional response exist. Unfortunately, I don't know a huge amount about photography in general, other than what I do for work (I'm an archaeolgist). I was hoping that some of you might have some opinions or insights into how people respond to photography. Have you noticed that people respond in a certain way to various formats? Do you choose your formats in order to get across a particular emotion or feeling? I would love to hear from you and find out what you think. Also, if anyone knows of any books or journals they think might be useful, I would be so grateful if you could let me know. The project seemed like such a good idea at the beginning, but now I'm not so sure....:meh: Cheers!!!