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Storyteller's Blog Circle

I am so excited to be a part of this monthly educational blog circle with my fellow storytelling photographers! Take a look at my storytelling image and read about my thoughts behind it and then click on to the next amazing artist and so on... follow around until you have completed the loop! I hope you enjoy!

"So, what is a storytelling image?" You may ask. Well, that is a great question! Just as with reading a book that has a main subject and supporting elements, so does a  storytelling image. You will usually have a main subject ( or two) along with an supporting  enviornment and extra objects in the shot that help to tell you who they are, what they are doing and what they see. I love storytelling in my imagery, especially when documenting my family ( which is what I am doing most of the time) I always make sure to keep my camera in a central location so that I can be ready asap when I spot just the right moment.  

50mm ,f/1.8 ,iso 200, 1/640

50mm ,f/1.8 ,iso 200, 1/640

The image that I chose this month is of my son  drawing on our family room windows. It's such a typical childhood thing to do and I knew I wanted to capture forever this nostalgic image. I knew right away that I wanted to convert it to bnw with all that light/shadow and texture that was present, so it was really just a matter of setting up how I wanted the composition.  and I really loved how the window sill was a leading line straight to him. 

 

 

My biggest advice to you when making storytelling images is to really make sure you choose the right angles and perspectives so that you can  accurately capture and portray your subject.... remember to think, who is the subject? What are they doing? What elements around me can help to support the subject and tell the story accurately? 

I am so excited to see what your favorite storytelling images are. Comment below with your link! Remember to follow this circle on to the next amazing artist for some great tips on how they shoot their storytelling images!  Next up is the amazingly talented Jen Lucas

 

xoxoxoxo

 

Tanya Moon

Sneak Peek: Sandra Littrell

Sneak Peek: Sandra Littrell

I am so excited to share this sneak peek of my beautiful friend, Sandra Littrell. I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely soul last week for a very special project that is hush, hush right now.....

Photographers Who Inspire: Getting to Know Cami Turpin

Photographers Who Inspire: Getting to Know Cami Turpin

I have another wonderful artist to share with you today! I am so excited to feature Cami Turpin of Blue Hill Images.  Cami is a Lifestyle family photographer who resides in the beatiful state of Utah. She is a Click Pro and MOD @theabstractlens on IG. 

Embracing Harsh Light: 4 Tips

Embracing Harsh Light: 4 Tips

If you are like me and kinda dread it, here are four tips to help make your harshlight sessions a success. 

Portraits for Great Grandma & My Monthly Favorites

Portraits for Great Grandma & My Monthly Favorites

Thank goodness it's Friday! This has been one heck of a week. We are in the midst of selling our home... or I should say trying to sell, lol! And in one week we had around 12 showings!! That is one huge chore to try and keep your house show ready clean with 9 kiddos running around! I am just so worn out and ready to relax this weekend...... oh wait! Two more showings tomorrow and possibly a third. Please pray that our house sells soon and we get the piece of land we want and can start building again!

Photographers Who Inspire: Getting to Know Gina Yeo

Photographers Who Inspire: Getting to Know Gina Yeo

If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be?

If I wasn’t a photographer I think I’d like to do something in nature.  I’m not exactly sure what that would be but I love being outdoors.  I think I would love to have a career that would incorporate that love.  Perhaps lead mountain guided hikes.  

Photographers Who Inspire: Natasha Huisman

Photographers Who Inspire: Natasha Huisman

Happy, happy Monday friends! Today's featured photographer is another sweet soul I have met via the wonderful IG!! She describes herself as, "Wife, Mama, Visual Storyteller." Go friend her on IG right now because you don't want to miss a second of her work. Her IG is a beautiful mix of client and personal work. She is superb in capturing everyday moments in such a wonderfully emotive way. And she is amazing at freelensing, I could scroll FOREVER!! So sit back and enjoy getting to know the amazingly talented... Natasha Huisman!!

Photographers Who Inspire: Getting to Know Rebecca Ludin

Photographers Who Inspire: Getting to Know Rebecca Ludin

What got you started in photography?

I picked up my first camera as therapy for depression. This was about 15 years ago. I thought it would help me get outside, slow down, and enjoy the little things. Not only did it do all that but it also allowed me to capture the everyday moments in my babies lives!