You may remember Katie Jet Walls – she was our guest in episode 003 all about Documentary School Photography.
Today, we’re talking about Documentary Projects. More specifically, projects that emulate something you might see in the news, but photographed + told by “one of us” family photographers who don’t have connections in the photojournalism world.
Now, if you’re not doing a documentary project or don’t have them on your radar, don’t tune out. We cover a few really cool topics in here that I think you’ll learn from.
In this episode, we cover:
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If you’re not working on a documentary project, but it interests you, what might that be?
I have no idea what that “layer deeper” could be for that story, all I know is that it’s something I notice + something that moves me – the way people have so much trust + love for their faith.
All I know is that, for me, starting a documentary project or covering a story you might see in the news doesn’t have to be bland or mean you have to be at the scene of an accident, but can start from a story that you don’t know the whole story of, yet.
And, you know, Katie mentioned how she took her Grandma’s widow story a step further and learned about it a layer deeper from a social perspective too.
POINT BEING: You might not know what that “layer deeper” is for the story, but what I’d love for you to do, if taking on a project outside of your routine shooting, is simply explore what COULD be a story for you to dive deeper into.
Go tell Katie + Confluence Magazine about it. Or come tell me – I’d love to hear + play operator to fill Katie in on what this sparked for you as well.
Until next time, Stay Fearless.
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