December 9, 2016

Visual Storytelling

In the latest e-newsletter from Craft & Vision is an article on "Visual Storytelling" by Andy Biggs. His seven tips enumerate the types of shots you want to include in your slideshow or other presentation to tell the story of your adventure.
  1. Opening shot
  2. Wide-angle shot
  3. Zoom (telephoto) shot
  4. Macro/detail shot
  5. Portrait
  6. Special moment
  7. Closing shot
Here is a story from a visit to a working Montana cattle ranch.

Opening

Wide-angle

Telephoto

Macro / detail

Special Moment

Portrait

Closing

These ideas are very similar to the Life photo magazine formula that was so successful for many decades. Read the full article for visual examples and further explanations. Following these suggestions will make your slideshow or print portfolio stand out.