Oxford School of Photography

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Enhance your pictures, make them tell stories

Making photographs has many purposes, for many people an image is just a decorative artifact but most photographers want more than decoration or even mere representation of a scene. You often hear photographers talking about how they like their images to tell stories, sometimes these are obvious, sometimes obscure and the story is in your head, just prompted by the image. Any picture that keeps you thinking longer is better than one that you think is nice and forget about immediately, most sunset pictures fall into this latter category in my opinion.

This article by scottbourne helps to set out some basics in making images that tell stories, as he says it is not definitive but I think the article touches on the necessary elements that you need to start telling stories with your pictures.

Here is that article

KGB

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