How to Use Photos to Tell a Story

There is nothing more boring than looking at a series of photos that are virtually the same. And yet we all see this everyday on sites like Facebook. Even staff at Matrix Group did a little bit of this as we were beginning to post digital photos of staff events. (Did we really need multiple nearly identical photos of Nerf guns in this Facebook album from three years ago?)

Post It PrankThe professional realm of photojournalism gives us some great tips to make our online albums more exciting. Capture the emotion of the moment; get people’s expressions. Take a variety of photos: close-ups, establishing shots, etc. Mix your best photos together to tell a story, and be sure that the captions support your narrative.

Here are a few Matrix Group Facebook album examples that ‘tell the story‘:

Have you seen (or created) some good examples of amateur photojournalism?

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Tanya Kennedy Luminati

About Tanya Kennedy Luminati

When she is not at Matrix Group managing day-to-day operations of MatrixMaxx, she is at home being a full-time mom to her son, Alexander, playing video games with her husband, or brewing up a pot of soup for family and friends. She makes a killer white bean and sausage soup. Be sure to ask her for the recipe the next time you see her.

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