Here’s the thing…we (we photographers) are all trying to tell stories with photographs. And some “stories” can be told with one photograph, while other stories require a series of photographs.

Some photos look good and grab your attention but have little story value. An attention-getting photograph without story value is like eating sugar: it gives you an initial “high” that high wears off quickly. Your blood sugar level then plunges below it’s original level (due to your body’s natural insulin off-setting the blood-sugar spike), leaving the eater with the felt need for another “hit” of (eye) candy to elevate their blood-sugar level again.

More subtle photographs with story-telling ability are like eating natural, unprocessed foods. They elevate your energy level and perception for extended periods of time without then suddenly dropping you down into a state of low energy and dulled perception.

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