7. Narrative and illustration

Aims: To approach photography from the point of view of the subject.

How to tell a story both in a set of pictures and within a single picture, learning the techniques of visual analogy, juxtaposition, and certain special effects.

To approach photography from the point of view of the subject, and how to tell a story both in a set of pictures and within a single picture.

Putting the subject first

Narrative

Project 62: researching an event

Project 63: a narrative picture essay

Illustration

Project 64: evidence of action

Illustration by symbols

Project  65: symbols

Illustration by juxtaposition

Project 66: juxtaposition

Project 67: rain

Assignment 5: applying the techniques of illustration and narrative

When I first looked through my TAOP course file I was keen to get to this part of the course, not because it is near the end, but because of the challenge of telling a story in just one image or an appropriate selection of images.

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