While I can preach the visual gospel over webinars and remote training, nothing compares to the real thing. I recently visited the team at WLRN in Miami, Fl., and want to share some of their great work.
In our first hour-long session we went back to the basics and discussed the fundamentals of visual storytelling. The following day I unleashed these intrepid reporters out into the wilds of Miami. Their assignment: find a visually compelling subject and make a good image.
Upon their return we looked at everyone's images and discussed what worked and what could have made better photos. This candid dialogue can go far in a newsroom where people are learning new skills.
It takes patience and commitment in establishing a visual voice. WLRN is on the right track. But you don't have to take my word for it – I'll let the images do the talking.
Editor's Note: All images were made using the iPhone's ProCamera App.