Squam Narrative Truth with Amy Gretchen

Helen —  June 15, 2014 — 7 Comments

One of my sessions at Squam Arts Workshops this year was Narrative Truth, a photography workshop with Amy Gretchen.

Some key tips from Amy in this session:

– A good photograph will have a clearly defined subject and background. This sounds very obvious but it made me think a LOT!

– Deliberately include or exclude things in an image to tell a story more powerfully

– A narrative quality to a picture makes people think about it more and creates interest.

– Practice, practice, practice and practice some more.

– Think about if you only had ONE picture to tell the story of an event or moment, what would it be?

Warming up…..

Narrative Truth, Amy Gretchen

Mary-Heather

Narrative Truth, Amy Gretchen

Narrative Truth, Amy Gretchen

Liv

Lines…

Narrative Truth, Amy Gretchen

Detail….

Narrative Truth, Amy Gretchen

Soft….

Narrative Truth, Amy Gretchen

Quiet…

Narrative Truth, Amy Gretchen

Blur…

Narrative Truth, Amy Gretchen

Mystery…

Narrative Truth, Amy Gretchen

Wonder…

Narrative Truth, Amy Gretchen

Shapes…

Narrative Truth, Amy Gretchen

Light is the subject…

Narrative Truth, Amy Gretchen

Selfie…

Narrative Truth, Amy Gretchen

Point of view…

Narrative Truth, Amy Gretchen

Any my favourite…..

A pic of Teri

Narrative Truth, Amy Gretchen

7 responses to Squam Narrative Truth with Amy Gretchen

  1. Just listened to your last two episodes and came to see if you’d posted your pictures. They are wonderful! My favourite may be the “Soft” one. It must have been such a great workshop.

  2. Wow it’s really interesting once you step back and think about what you are trying to achieve – I just tend to ‘point and shoot’!

    Love these photos – well done!

  3. What a great pictures you made, really inspiring to see the way you interpreted the prompts! Loved reading your post!

  4. Helen I’m in love with your photos — I’m only sorry I didn’t see them sooner. As I look through these and the others you have shared in your posts above you are a lovely photographer with a beautiful eye for composition and depth. I couldn’t pick a favorite, but point of view and mystery are really capturing my attention.

    I am so honor to have meet you and have you in classes. Thank you for choosing to spend time with me. Much love!

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