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Creative 52: Weekly Projects to Invigorate Your Photography Portfolio by Lindsay Adler

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Challenge 3. Tell a Story

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A powerful image doesn’t have to be simply eye candy. In fact, many of the most powerful and memorable images are much more; they tell a story and evoke emotion through that story. A single frame may convey someone’s past, an intense emotion, or a relationship between people.

For this challenge, you are invited to tell a story with a single image. There are many ways to tell a story. Perhaps the viewer empathizes with your subjects and puts themselves in their shoes. Perhaps the viewer’s interest is piqued, encouraging them to imagine the past, present, and future of the subject. Perhaps the image tells a story about a moment of tension or intense emotion. Or, maybe your subject’s expression says it all, ...

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