|Does the photo tell a story|
Most often, the difference between a photo you remember and one that you quickly forget depends on whether the photo tells a story.
In strong photos, the story is revealed at first glance, and it is self-contained. In the best images, the story evokes an emotional response from the viewer. I believe it’s that emotional response that ultimately makes the image memorable.
- Try asking these questions as you evaluate images to decide if the image tells a story:
- At a minimum, does the photo make a statement that you can articulate?
- Does the photo elicit an emotion? In other words, can you relate to the subject or the situation?
- What could be changed in the image to give it a stronger story or message.