The Photographic Story
How to use storytelling to make more powerful photographs
by David duChemin
One of the most common pieces of advice for photographers? “Tell a story! It’ll make your photographs better!” Stories can do that, and powerfully, but the advice seldom goes farther than that. What does “telling a story” photographically really mean? What are the elements of story? How do we translate that to the photograph? And, perhaps most importantly, why?
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