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Storytellers: A Photographer’s Guide to Developing Themes and Creating Stories with Pictures by Jerod Foster

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Introduction

A couple years ago, I started a new series on my blog called “Field Lighting.” At the time, I thought it was simply a way for me to relay useful information for the next time readers were on a shoot. It also appealed to those who were interested in the behind-the-scenes production side of editorial and natural history shooting. I enjoyed writing this quasi-regular column (still do), and it even helped me pick up a few assignments along the way. I couldn’t argue with that.

As it turned out, the “Field Lighting” series was not just a collection of posts about how to light a building or see the subtle variation in how composition affects how we light certain subject matter. The series was ultimately a collection of instructions and ...

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