Is storytelling something you can only do with a video on IG or Tik-Tok? Still images can also tell a story, by capturing an emotion or a gesture that raises questions, and invites the viewer to imagine any possible resolutions. The viewer participates in understanding and interpreting the story – the more open-ended, the better!
Photojournalists have illustrated stories with still images for over 150 years – but we don’t need a sequence of images – one photograph will be much more interesting to your viewer, with its interpretation left wide open.
A single image can tell a powerful or an emotional or even a humorous story! In this class we’ll discuss a variety of strategies for making your images more engaging, through an implied narrative.
George will explain with examples from his own work, and with significant images from the history of photography. Bring your curiosity and an open mind!
Instructor Bio: George is an ex-East-Coast-based advertising photographer, with over 30 years’ experience of providing services to Corporate and Editorial clients. Projects have included providing photography for annual reports, advertising and marketing materials, and magazine features shot on locations around the world. A life-long advocate for photographers’ rights, he has served on both the national and the LA board of directors of the American Photographic Artists and currently leads the Los Angeles Digital Imaging Group. George is also a photography educator who has taught at UCLA Extension (2007 Instructor of the Year), Samy’s Camera, and one-on-one. Every summer George leads travel photography workshops in Bali, Indonesia. In August 2011 George was recognized as one of the 13 Best Workshop Instructors, nationwide, by PDN Magazine, the Bible of the commercial photography industry. In July 2018 Digital Photo Pro Magazine profiled him and his specialized lighting of dancers and acrobats, in a feature article that can be read here (https://www.digitalphotopro.com/profiles/the-art-of-movement)
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