Photo Challenge: Story

Is It One Or Many Pictures

My favorite kind of photograph, though, is one that tells a story. A single image can encompass what would otherwise require a long written narrative — the characters, the setting, even the plot. — Jen H.

I’m quoting our moderator here because telling stories with your photo IS what photography is all about. Portrait photographers certainly do. Wedding photographers would go broke if they couldn’t tell stories. Even landscape photographers should strive to tell a story with their work.

So for me the highest complement someone can say about one of my photos is: “That’s a nice story.”

Can’t get any better than that.

The photo was taken during the Christmas at the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach. I think Christmas season is told by the Poinsettias.  You have a group looking at art. You have the group photo in the sleigh.  And the stranger passing through. And it’s all from ONE photo. No montage. No Photoshop tricks. I was walking past and took the picture with the woman taking the group photo as my target not realizing what else was in the photo.

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