Visual Storytelling

6 Ways Stations Can Use Social Callouts [VIDEO]

Apr 29, 2015

In public radio, it goes without saying that the public – our existing audience and otherwise – should be at the heart of everything we do. One way to bring more of those people into our reporting is through social callouts, where we ask the wider world to share their stories, photos and thoughts on any number of topics.  

Training-on-Demand: Photography

Aug 27, 2013
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As part of our efforts to maximize the impact of the webinars and trainings we offer, we bring to you the first in a series of thematic “training on demand.”  

In addition to making our hour-long webinars easier to navigate, we will package each section to include practical follow-up activities and provide examples of what other stations are doing and a list of reference material.  This month is all about photography, one of the topics we receive the most questions about.

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In this webinar, multimedia trainer Kainaz Amaria, takes you on a photographic journey from understanding the fundamentals of visual storytelling to what makes a good image and how you can make better portraits.

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Elements of Photography from NPR Digital Services on Vimeo.

We had another photo training session, this time with the newsroom at member station WVXU. The images made by the newsroom staff (above) celebrate the people and architecture of Cincinnati.

After the training, reporter Howard Wilkinson put his new-found photography chops to practice. He did a story on two unusual political allies - Ken Blackwell and Jerry Springer

Photography and Visual Storytelling [VIDEO]

Feb 15, 2013
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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.