iReport boot camp: Taking better pictures
Assignment guidelines:
-Three photos: One wide, one medium, and one tight shot
-Original, unmodified photos ONLY
-Deadline: Monday, Sept. 6, at midnight
-Review & discussion: Thursday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 pm E.T.
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One of the biggest challenges when shooting a photo is how to quickly get to the heart of the story without explanation or embellishment. …
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iReport boot camp: Taking better pictures

One of the biggest challenges when shooting a photo is how to quickly get to the heart of the story without explanation or embellishment. So that’s what we’d like to focus on this week: Using the composition skills you learned here to tell a story in photos.

 

Here’s your challenge: Pick a compelling story – anything you want – and tell it in just three pictures. One wide shot, one medium, and one tight. No more, no less. Try to show the elements of your story in the pictures rather than relying on the text for explanation. The viewer should be able to tell what your story is about just by looking at the images.

 

This assignment is now closed. Check out feedback from CNN photo experts Mark Hill and Matthew Rond on our roundtable discussion.

 

Note: This assignment is part of iReport boot camp, an eight-week project designed for iReporters to improve their journalism skills and get feedback from CNN experts. Find out more and take part here.

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