Sometimes one pictures can tell a whole story. At other times, a number of related pictures is necessary to tell the story with the poignancy and impact required. The Picture Story is still a mainstay of some prestigious photo competition but is not as frequent today in print magazines as before. And no, a gallery of loosely related pictures does not a Picture Story makes.
Jim Pickerell over at Black Star Rising has an interesting take on the Picture Story, one that not every photographer will welcome. It entails learning to use the video capability of their camera (increasingly available on DSLRs) to create the modern Picture Story. “With short-form video, photographers can become storytellers again.”
Read the article at: Black Star Rising.