Travel Photo Thursday: Storytelling With Photos

Travel Photo Thursday: Storytelling With Photos

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Around 30,000 years ago, the “French” developed a way of telling a story visually.

Cauvet Cave
(Thomas T. Flickr Photo)

But over thousands of years, we became less skilled at combining multiple images into a story. Then in this century, we came up with imaginative ways to create and share visual stories.

While it may be true that “A picture is worth a thousand words,” and that a still photo may be quite evocative, a single photo cannot always tell the full story of the people or place it depicts.

Back in the day when both professional photographers and leisure travelers captured the world on film, many used Kodak’s Ektachrome which, when developed, produced transparent slides rather than prints. Using a Kodak Carousel slide projector, one could show an audience (usually one’s friends and family) tens if not hundreds of images from a trip.

But it took a fairly high degree of creative ability, plus some additional equipment, to turn a slideshow into a compelling “storytelling” experience.

Recently there’s been a fusion between digital photography and computer technology that lets us easily and quickly assemble images into a “story” that everyone can follow and enjoy.

Tomorrow I’m going to show you a few different ways to employ technology to create “stories.”

Today, I’m going to “tease” you with a single storytelling project made with the Storehouse app.

Click on “View Story” to see the entire “Story.”

Come back tomorrow to learn more about how you can tell your own “visual stories.”

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