Documentary photography: Creating Narrative with different types of images
AS Digital PhotographyEstablished, Detailed, Main andConcluding – different types of images.
Documentary Photography• What is it?• What sub genre’s fit into documentary photography?Documentary Photography is a narrative or story being told through photographs that involves real events to provide a factual record or report (and sometimes this is complimented with text).• Portraiture, documentary landscape, photojournalism, live events, street photography, self portraiture, sports photography.
TYPES OF IMAGES• narratives : – a story or an account of a sequence of events in the order in which they happened. – the art or process of telling a story or giving an account of something. Compositionally you can use the following types of shots to create a story:• Establishing• Detailed,• Main and• Concluding shots.
• On your new post it note write down the following:• What Makes a good documentary project?• Key skills you might use• Any other photographers you could name• Once complete - stick it next to your original post it note onto the wall
• Plan and prepare to produce your own narrative / short story at home.• For instance this could be someone cooking dinner, going to college etc• You should have 4 – 6 photographs, printed on normal paper at least A5 in your skecthbook.