You can get all the technical things correct, light, composition, exposure — and still get a so what picture. How do you fix it? Ask yourself these questions to find the story for your photo.
Storytelling elements are the one feature that can make good pictures great and even memorable. Good storytelling is helpful if you are doing travel photography, street photography, photojournalism, sports and action. And as Freddy told us in Episode 109, even with Food & Beverage Photography.
In this episode, I discuss the questions that can lead you to better storytelling photography.
If you’ve ever experienced your mouth watering, just because you were looking at a photo of a cold drink, you can thank people like Freddy Clark.
Beverage photography is a more challenging subset of food photography. Instagram overflows with photos from people snapshotting their meals, but when you want to set up a stylized shoot of a beverage in a glass or bottle, that’s a different level of effort.
Whether they are roaring by at 200 miles per hour or parked in the perfect light, automobiles can be both thrilling and challenging to photograph.
Jim Rose should know. He’s been a fan and photographer of automobiles for almost 40 years. A former Canon USA instructor, Jim learned photography to have something to do while he was watching cars race. He turned photography into a career with Canon and now he’s here to share his best lessons on how to photograph automobiles.
The questions tickled me. Back in 2015, I announced that I was shutting down my Free Photo Webinars and starting a podcast instead. My webinars had run for four years — on second Tuesday night of every month. We had great photographers join us to show their work and tell their stories. I had a fairly loyal following, so they were probably puzzled that I wanted to shift.
“Why in the world would you want to start a podcast?”
By the time I paused it to go work for Canon, I was firmly a fan. This was one of the better decisions I had made for my business.