How to Capture Story Telling in Photography
We want our story to portray a family pizza night, so let’s gather lots of plates and forks
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We also want to gather some items that would be used as garnish. What would you top the pizza with?
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Garnish your main subject as you would in real life. Here we can add fresh basil and pepper flakes
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Start to assemble your scene. Bring in the props. Let’s make it look like a dinner table would!
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Move items around and continue to create this family dinner scene
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Adding lots of utensils and plates around the subject gives the idea that its actually happening
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Try adding a secondary subject to really portray our family dinner. Let’s add a second pizza!
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If this was real you would be eating the pizza! Let’s take a slice out to portray that
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Keep playing around with the scene, like taking a bite out of the subject
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When you’re ready, it’s time to shoot!
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Before, this subject is very lonely, doesn’t tell a story of anything
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After, this story tells us it’s family pizza night and there’s lots to eat!
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