Great Escape Radio Episode 46: Telling Stories Through Photos
“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” – Native American Proverb
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Great Escape Radio host, Jody Mayberry talks with photographer, Bonnie Caton, about telling stories through photos.
Stories are one of our most ancient forms of communication and Bonnie shares with us how stories can be told from photos…
“Photos can just be pretty: photos of flowers or sunsets. But when you see a photo with a story embedded in it, the photo draws you in. You’re intrigued and try to figure out what is happening in the photo.”
Bonnie works with new photographers all the time and she shares how a photographer can move from just snapping photos to creating stories in their photos.
“When people are first starting to take photos, they typically take photos of lots of stuff. That’s fine, it’s part of the experimenting process. But when you think about the story behind the photo, you create better photos.”
Bonnie’s main photography income has come from client photos: headshots, weddings, and family portraits. By getting to know the people before she takes the photos, she captures their personalities in the photos… tells their stories.
And the same is true for photos of places…
Bonnie’s practice of telling stories through her photos has led her to travel writing. Listen in and see how the photos she has taken have given her a flurry of story ideas that she can pitch to travel magazines.
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