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.
About the Author
Table of ContentsChapter One: A Tradition Always In The Making
Chapter Two: The Photographic Storyteller
Chapter Three: Use Your Camera, Don't Let Your Camera Use You!
Chapter Four: A Storytelling Workflow
Chapter Five: What (and Who's) Story Are You Telling?
Chapter Six: Do The Research!
Chapter Seven: A Word From The Wise
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this book for my Nook which makes it easy to carry with my camera gear. I haven't gotten through the whole book yet but so far it has answered several of my questions and opened new avenues of thought for my hobby!