This post is one in a series on how to create a compelling series of images that convey a sense of place and help tell a story.


 

CASE STUDY: COFFEE-TIME!

Next time you’re taking photos, include detail shots to flesh out your story. Details shots, when added together with photos of people, help show the mood of your scene.

Have a look at the images in this case study:

  • Sign at the door reading “fully booked, reservations only”
  • Sign on the wall reading “Coffeeology”
  • Reserved sign on table
  • Fork about to dive into a piece of chocolate cake

Do you see how each image tells part of the story? Each of these images is a single idea. By combining several images together, a story can be created.

TIPS TO GREAT DETAIL SHOTS:

  1. Vary the camera angle in each shot. Shoot up, down, out, across, or through a subject.
  2. Frame your subject tightly to omit clutter. Reveal part of the subject.

 

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