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


 

CASE STUDY: A SEASIDE LUNCH

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 through flowers showing the location (Coffee on the Rocks)
  • Looking outside to the Open sign
  • Interior shot showing nautical decor
  • Handwritten lunch menu on chalkboard

 

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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