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From Combat Survivor Portraitures to Panoramic Picture Stories

 - Jul 22, 2014
Photographic storytelling is the art of conveying stories, ideas and viewpoints through the medium of photography. It is a great example of how photography is not just the practice of creating visually interesting or stunning pictures, but is about telling stories, real or fantasized.

A lot of photographic storytelling involves capturing shots of interesting scenes and phenomena that cannot easily be explained through words. These photos either tell the story of an interesting person or persons in an overlooked environment, or occupy a human rights or awareness angle by depicting the plight of people in poverty-stricken or war-torn places.

The wide variety of digital manipulation techniques available to photographers -- as well as their inherent creativity -- also make it possible to use photographs to tell fantasized stories.

Staged photographs can be used to convey themes of fantasy, prophecy, the paranormal and anything else that might inhabit the photographer's imagination. They can also be used to tell stories about real-life themes that many people are familiar with.