education and inspiration for visual storytellers
miechelle photography says
May 29, 2014 at 11:50 am
Reblogged this on Miechelle Photography and commented:
I found that having a story with photos, does indeed help to sell them. Not all of my photos have amazing ones, but there are those that need to definitely have the stories handy. Who knows that once the person knows where the photo was taken, they might fill you in about their childhood memories about that place. This may help with sales, but even if it doesn’t, you have brightened that person’s day, by letting them tell you their story. Very fun 🙂
May 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm
I agree! I do many of my images in a narrative form. It gives the viewer the more than what meets the eye with just one image. I’ve always been the photographer who likes to create more than one image and to take the viewer through an experience of the subject being photographed.
I feel a series of image can be just as profound as one image.
May 29, 2014 at 2:25 pm
Reblogged this on Shoot From The Hip – A Photographer's Journal and commented:
Some good insight on the approach to the photo narrative.
May 30, 2014 at 1:33 am
So very true, the effect of the story, as well as the reason people drink Starbucks Coffee!
May 31, 2014 at 4:46 am
I like the three “i’s” you present here. Just wondering how “invite” might be included. Yes? Perhaps it overlaps what you already have. But I’m thinking it comes between “inform” and “involve”.
gerard_murphy3 (@gerard_murphy3) says
June 2, 2014 at 10:22 am
Great point Peter. You need to “invite” people around the proverbial campfire to hear the story you are about to tell. If you haven’t attracted them to hear your story, it won’t get told!
I also think the setup to the story needs to be compelling. You need to tell the audience that you value their time and there will be a payoff for them listening. Something as simple as “Once upon a time” does this magically. You can’t help but want to hear more…
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