How to Tell Stories with Photography

How to Tell Stories with Photography

I became a photographer to tell stories. In this video I illustrate the basics of creating a photo essay (aka a photo story).

The key to an appealing photo story is visual variety.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different angles. Mix it up!

-Wide shots establish your location and environment.
-Medium shots can be used as the building blocks in your story to tie it together.
-Close up shots describe the details, maybe an interesting fact.
-Portraits are your human element. They show the humanity in your story.