Most of our contributors send single images like a still life, a picture of their cat, a nice landscape etc., all contents that frame a feeling, a memory of a beautiful day or something that caught the eyes because the light was particularly flattering.
Others tell a story not with a single shot, but with a series of images producing a photo essay.
Here is an example shot by Picker Luigi Pasetto. Telling every day stories is a multi-photo story and is so composed:
1. First, you have the introductory shot that is a wide shot. In the beginning of the story you will need a nice landscape, or a general view of the environment (indoors or outdoors) where your story takes place.
2. Then detail shots, anything that shows the smaller elements of the story that can help to pull everything together; for example objects, actions, interior elements that define the story.
3. You might need portrait shots: position yourself so that the light hitting the subject is the most flattering. If shooting indoors be careful with the background that can be very messy. Tide up or use a shallow depth of field so to blur out the distracting details in the back.
4. That decisive moment shot: to achieve this photo photographers need to know their subject, do research and planning the shooting: it is not possible to get the definitive photograph if we don’t know what we are looking for and where you have to be.
5. The end shot: closing the story with a final photograph.