If you are serious about working on photo stories, you need to be really focused. Don’t try to combine it with sightseeing. Instead, put and set aside time to work in it, and make sure you are realistic about how long it will take pictures. You have to be ready to walk with your camera and give yourself a little time to ‘warm up’ and can be used to shoot again. Remember that the focus can be essential in any kinds of photos, especially for capturing the right moments in the wedding photography.


Try to follow the basic narrative

Simple linear narratives should work well on the timeline if you like. So think of a few shots and set the scene, the main body of the narrative, and then, the conclusions. Don’t forget the small details.

Capture the decisive moment and context

Returning to Cartier Bresson, he is a freezing master of special moments, and this is a key skill to think about when trying to tell stories.

Get ready to take lots of pictures, look for ‘key players’ with interesting faces, and keep in burst mode if necessary so you can be sure of freezing actions suddenly. It is also important to create a sense of place.

Creative work

Try different images from different angles – up, down, side rather than taking everything from the night level. When it comes to editing, make sure you apply a consistent editing style, if the image won’t hang together as a visual story.

Get stories out there

There is no point in doing a large essay photo if no one sees it. OK, you might not enter into Newsweek, but your camera club might be interested, or you could form a panel that you can enter into a competition or photo contest of community differences. Or just publish online, on a website or blog.