interesting when it is told in terms of people doing
something. Of course, it is possible to focus on an
inanimate object, such as an airplane, but readership
tests indicate that people are interested in people.
it must appeal to a large number of people.
you are trying to accomplish is a real gamble. The
from which you build the story. But remember, your
shooting script is a guide only, and it should be
flexible to some degree.
job title and duty responsibilities
action is to be performed in support
of the overall theme of the picture
is to be photographed. Ensure the
subject is available at the time
photography is to take place.
appeal to a given audience.
make--Actions, such as loading the
gun, rolling the fire hose, and so on.
This includes long shots, medium
shots, close-ups, high angle of view,
low angle of view; point of focus;
and any unusual lighting conditions.
begin a picture-story assignment with confidence. The
time spent in preparing a shooting script is
compensated for by the time and confusion you save
at the scene when the pictures are made.
present a problem for a competent photographer.
Since you have a shooting script, the decisions you
must make at the job location involve only exposure
calculations and camera operations. There is one
problem worth mentioning; it is not always possible to
interpretation of an abstract idea is difficult, if not
impossible, to achieve at times. Emotions and moods
and cooperation between the subject and the
photographer. Sometimes the emotion or mood may
linger for only a fraction of a second. You must be
prepared to trip the shutter at the precise moment the
action takes place.
LEAD PHOTOGRAPH. The lead photograph is the
most important picture in the story. This photograph
should identify the subject matter, relate the subject
matter to the slant or desired approach of the story,
and create an impact. The attention-getting lead
photograph should create the desire to know more
about the subject.
photograph progression. Each successive photograph
should contribute something significant to the
development of the story and provide smooth
continuity. The photographs that comprise the BODY
of the story should have long shots, medium shots,
close-ups, and be made from various points of view.
should present the feeling of finality. It can also help
the viewer to arrive at a conclusion. Although it has
the ability to sway the reader's mind, a picture story
should be presented objectively.
photographs are as distracting as too many
photographs. The factor that should govern the
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