Sunday 25 July 2010

Photography-telling a story

It is lovely to get nice portraits of your family and friends.  Special occasions call for these types of photos like a new baby,  a wedding or the yearly Christmas shot.  But the photos that really capture my attention are photos which tell a story and show expression.  Like the frustrations and joy of learning to ride a bike or the pleasure in seeing a child succeeding or a expression of love with eyes.  To capture these sorts of photos I like to take a lot of shots of the sequence of events unfolding. 

The Praying Mantis

The Praying mantis

The look of wonder on his face

Finding the right location for a safe new home

The examination of the bug.

Letting the praying mantis go.

The joy in watching the praying mantis settle in

A new distraction!  Goodies from the garden.

These are not award winning photos or photos that need a specialist camera but they are a wonderful story of the day in this little boys life.  I like to get the person in the photos to write their own captions or a story to go with their photos so that they can remember what happened that day. 

When doing a collection of photos like this take photos from different angles,  distances and try and to capture the emotions in the persons face by getting down to their level

See who's story you can 'write' this week!

1 comment:

  1. I love the story of these pictures too! I will have to try that myself. Thanks for the idea :)


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