Photographic Narrative

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Posted 28 Oct 2013 in Uncategorized

A photograph is worth 1000 words, right?   Your goal: tell a story in 5 photographic images.  The story should originate from one of the movie posters created in our class.

**** all photographs must be original.  You may use your phone’s camera.

  1. Think about clearly illustrate a beginning, a middle, and an end.
  2. Make a contact sheet (or multiple contacts sheets!) of your unedited photographs.
  3. PRINT the contact sheets BEFORE class
  4. Pick your 5 photographs
  5. Resize them to something between 3 x 5″ and 8 x 10″ at 300 ppi
  6. We’ll print your final photographs on fancy pants paper IN class on Monday.

You may do some Photoshop editing, but you don’t have to.  This includes:

  • color correction
  • cropping
  • filters
  • drawing on top of your image
  • adding some things

The example below does NOT correspond with the assigned number of photographs, but is a great illustration of a story told through multiple images.  Consider looking at more of Duane Michals’ work.


Duane Michals, Chance Meeting


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