Photos in a Series -- Storytelling

One way to tell a visual story is to make a series of photographs that show the subject from different perspectives. A simple way to get started is to look for three images:
  • A wide, overall shot to set the location
  • A medium, portrait shot, especially if your subject is a person
  • A close-up, detail shot
Here I've made three pictures at the historic Dugout Ranch in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. One shows some of the original buildings beneath an iconic rock formation. One is a portrait of two yearling horses in a nearby corral. And the last is a close-up of a horseshoe. Together all three photos illustrate the story of a ranch where horses play an important part. And the sepia treatment further connects the pictures to each other.

Learning to tell visual stories is just one way to work with photos in a series. My class on this topic at the Lifelong Learning Center in Missoula, Montana, begins March 6, 2019. Click here to register.