It's amazing how many images the world's photographers produce!
Professional or not, images surround us in our everyday lives. What
makes successful photographers stand out? What drives us to revisit
the same images over and over?
All images tell a story. Whether they're produced as works of art, on assignment for National Geographic, or as part of a family vacation, images say more than just a shutter speed, ISO, or aperture setting. We make images for a reason.
Storytellers, by photographer/teacher Jerod Foster, focuses on visual storytelling and how a deep knowledge of your process and your personal vision can create stronger images. Storytelling often requires the use of certain lenses, apertures, or light modifiers, but the story is what holds everything together. To become a better storyteller you will explore:
Composition, light, depth of field, and motion and how to properly use your camera technically to dig deeper.
Visual themes and how they provide stories with interest and depth
Types of shots and shooting styles and what they convey in your images
Research and ways to conceptualize your story before shooting
Strategies for developing your own effective storytelling workflow during and after the shoot.
This beautifully written and illustrated guide will help you
connect the how-tos of digital photography with the who, what,
when, where and why of storytelling to bring your vision and your
images to life!
Table of contents
- Title Page
- Copyright Page
- Dedication Page
- Chapter 1. A Tradition in the Making
- Chapter 2. The Photographic Storyteller
- Chapter 3. Shooting Story
- Chapter 4. Storytelling Images
- Chapter 5. The Story You’re Telling
- Chapter 6. Do the Research!
- Chapter 7. Storytelling Workflow
- Chapter 8. The Wrap-Up
- Title: Storytellers: A Photographer’s Guide to Developing Themes and Creating Stories with Pictures
- Release date: November 2011
- Publisher(s): New Riders
- ISBN: 9780321803566
You might also like
Photographically Speaking: A Deeper Look at Creating Stronger Images
When looking at a photograph, too often a conversation starts–and, unfortunately, ends–with a statement such as, …
Photography Q&A: Real Questions. Real Answers.
For years, editorial and commercial photographer Zack Arias has been a respected and trusted voice in …
Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision, Second Edition
(2009) received critical recognition for its humanity and practical teaching, and in this revision of his …
Color for Designers: Ninety-five things you need to know when choosing and using colors for layouts and illustrations
Most of today’s books on color lean in one of two directions: toward heavy-handed theory-speak or …