Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tell A Story

Our first challenge at Flickr. It's "Tell A Story".

Photographs have the ability to convey emotion, mood, narrative, ideas and messages – all of which are important elements of story telling.

That's often the difference between a good photograph and a really fantastic photograph! In a good photo, you might have a picture of your subject. The photo might be perfectly composed, well shot, in focus, and touched up to perfection -- and still missing that certain something. On the other hand, a slightly less technically perfect photograph can be much more successful if it gives you a sense of story -- for example, if you look at it and think, "Oh, what is happening here!

Here's two of mine for this challenge. I took the first photo today. The Halloween decorations are popping up everywhere and this year someone isn't as afraid any more! She boldly walked right up to this one hanging from the front door. Last year she would not have gone anywhere near it! LOL

The second one is of Stanley, patiently waiting for the bus to come. What I saw when I got home was how interesting Brian's shadow made the photo; standing there with his arms crossed.... even though I was standing right there, viewing the photo made me wonder, "now what was going on there?"

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