The goal - First, grab your attention. . .

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
Bob Tullis
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Re: 2nd goal - Tell a story. . .
In reply to Just Having Fun, Apr 23, 2013

Just Having Fun wrote:

Excellent photos that does what I think photos should do.

When I say "Tell a story" I don't mean a full Stephen King novel, instead get the viewer thinking about what is going on in the picture and do a good job at expressing the environment.

We used to play a game with our kids where we would look at 1 photo and make up a story that fits the image.

I've thought about that a lot.   But invariably in the field I basically see a graphic arrangement that appeals to me, but 'story' doesn't come into play when engaged.  Some exposures will have the potential to invoke a story of some sort.  Actually, for something I like I'll review it periodically to see what associations come to mind (like the game you and the kids play) - even if only to have a theme to introduce them in the forum [g].

Here's a post-developed story. . . a wonderful day in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, good sunshine, a riot of spring budding, an orchid show, owls and hawks (alas, didn't have the right lens in tow). . . and what do I come up with at the high point of the collected exposures?   "What wrong with me?" is the theme here [g]

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