Camera Position 166 : Sharing Your Story

Photography is about storytelling. Sharing your images and the story that they create is one of the ultimate goals for most photographers. Fortunately, our contemporary world has some amazing tools and interesting ideas that can help us tell our stories with words and pictures.

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Rome Photo Workshop – A story made with Adobe Slate
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Puglia Workshop 2015 – A story made with MyAlbum



6 thoughts on “Camera Position 166 : Sharing Your Story”

  1. Roger! Great stuff! I saw both of the York Minster stories when you posted them on social media. What’s interesting to me about these platforms is that they cause us (or me, at least) to look longer and more carefully. I also like the way you’ve approached a couple different strategies for storytelling… a how-to/inspiration story with the smoke piece and promotional with the York Minster pieces. Nice! Thanks for posting.

  2. Hi Jeff,

    I just started listening to your podcast and this one caught my attention.

    For years I prepared (paper) books covering vacations / events, but recently I find myself less enthusiastic with the approach. I feel these books are the evolution of the photo album, which has a place, but is hard and expensive to distribute to friends and family. So I’ve found myself exploring several different options, and may be now I’ll need to look at myAlbum and the other products you suggested.

    As requested I’m attaching some examples of the different approaches I’ve explored, however none is perfect.

    – Flickr (e.g.,

    – PDF (e.g.,

    – [Paper] Book
    – Video slideshow (e.g.,

    – Interactive media (iBooks) (e.g.,

    – Blog (e.g.,

    To assess each of the options and their “fit to purpose” I’m starting to layout the characteristics of that “purpose”, for example the elements of a story (who / what/ when/ where/ why; weather; food; drink; sense; etc.) and production (e.g., cost, ease of distribution, effectiveness).

    Thanks for your thoughts presented in the podcast,


  3. Thanks for providing all those links Bill. Every method has something to offer so I guess it depends on the preferences of the observer in the end. Maybe the moral of the story is to try to present the story in as many ways as possible but then the task becomes one of getting these all shared to interested parties.

  4. Bill! Wow… you’ve been working! As Roger notes, there are so many options and, in the end, the best presentation is about what works best for the content, the viewer and you. Your iBooks Author book is, I think, especially effective. I’ve been very pleased with the response I’ve gotten to work presented that way. The more I work this way, the more I realize how important the actual story is to the way the project works with an audience. Content is king – the images have to work, but the context that’s provided has to keep the viewer engaged in a different way than, say, a gallery exhibition where work is on the walls.

    Thanks for sharing all of this… keep moving!

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