July 4, 2010

Less is More!

Over the past 6 months I have tried my hand at several photography exercises...I've been challenged to learn how to tell a better story through image by using several specific story telling elements.1 ) Defining Details, 2) Capturing Conflict, 3) Settings with a Purpose
and now for Photography Exercise # 4...

The basic concept of " Less is More" is how little can
you have in your frame and still tell the story?

It's learning to look for the story within the story.

It's Showing not telling.

It's seeing the story creatively.

We were asked to consider several questions...
Do you need to see things sharp, to feel the detail?

Do you need to see your subject’s face to know their emotion?

Can you zoom in even tighter to enhance the power of the moment?

I love how the " Less is More" style of shooting,
invokes the imagination to wonder what the rest of the story may be.

It's letting the image speak for itself.

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