Elements of Photography and Visual Storytelling [VIDEO]

Oct 26, 2012

Shyanne (left) holds 1-year-old Makai, as her mother, Jennifer Stepp, checks to see if all of her homework has been completed.
Credit Kainaz Amaria

In this webinar, multimedia trainer, Kainaz Amaria, takes you on a photographic journey from understanding the fundamentals visual storytelling to what makes a good image and how you can make (not take) better portraits. Kainaz discusses the five types of photographs to use for engaging storytelling, six ways to make a good gallery great and the three most important aspects of an image.

Five Foundations of Visual Storytelling

  • Wide
  • Medium
  • Detail
  • Portrait
  • Action

Six Ways to Make a Good Gallery Great

  • Use a variety of image types to provide a sense of pacing (wide, medium, detail, portrait, action)
  • Each picture should have a purpose
  • Pictures shouldn’t be redundant
  • Kill the puppies: Not every images is worth keeping
  • Know what story you want to tell, plan accordingly
  • The first image should draw your reader into the story

Three Most Important Aspects of An Image

  • Content
  • Composition
  • Light


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