Improve Your Photographic Story Telling With These Ten Tips

Completing an assignment from a publication like a magazine most often means that you need to provide proper context for the images you're taking because the objective is to tell a story. The advice in this video will help you to enhance a story with your photography.

 As well as being an accomplished wedding photographer and educator, Robert Hall is an editorial photographer for a university. In this latest video, Hall offers up ten tips that have helped him to capture images that either bring life to a written story or tell a story all on their own. Much of the advice here can be applied to other genres of photography so it's well worth a watch even if you're not too interested in editorial work.

What's the difference between editorial, photojournalism, and documentary? While all are similar, in that they're purpose is to tell a real story in one way or another, the aim of photojournalism is to be as objective as possible, while with documentary photography, the photographer has a little bit more leeway when it comes to changing poses or lighting conditions. Editorial, on the other hand, gives the photographer more room to get creative, depending on the brief. It typically ends with more polished and/or conceptual images.

Have you taken on an editorial assignment before? Let us know your experiences in the comments. 

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Mike is a landscape and commercial photographer from, Co. Kerry, Ireland. In his photographic work, Mike tries to avoid conveying his sense of existential dread, while at the same time writing about his sense of existential dread. The last time he was in New York he was mugged, and he insists on telling that to every person he meets.

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