When you take a picture, you’re not just capturing something that looks nice, you’re actually creating a story. Think about it like writing a book, but instead of using words, you’re using a camera to capture a moment in time. And just like how every book has a plot, every picture has a story to tell.

Your story doesn’t need to be complicated. If you look at a photo and start thinking “what’s going to happen next?” or “what just happened?” – that photo is helping to tell a story.

To tell a story through your pictures, you can focus on the main subject. This could be a person, an object, or a scene. It’s the thing that you want to be the most important part of your picture, and it should give a clue about what the story is about.

Another way to tell a story is through composition. This means how you arrange the elements in your picture. You can use different elements like lines, shapes, and colours to guide the viewer’s eye and lead them through the story of the picture.

The character’s eyes draw you to what it’s looking at.
The t-rex is looming in the background and the faces tell you they’re scared!

So next time you take a picture, think about what story you want to tell. What is the main subject and how can you use composition to guide the viewer through that story. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words, but a good story can be priceless.