Storytelling Workshop: Sept. 19, 2023

  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023
  • View an mp4 of this presentation, below.

Off on another photo trip?” “How did you get that picture?” “Where on earth did you go?”

You’ve probably heard those comments from friends, family and co-workers. Here’s a way to answer:  Create a brief presentation using your favorite images to tell a story about your photographic adventure.  

Storytelling is a communications buzzword that pops up in journalism, business, advertising, social media … it’s a way to compile and organize images and words that engage the reader and viewer. Greek philosopher Aristotle is credited with creating the framework for storytelling: plot, character, spectacle, theme … among other attributes. Your presentation won’t be classic literature, but you can use a storytelling plan to share your experience and answer those frequently asked questions.

Fort Worth Camera Club member Carolyn Bobo will provide tips for creating a brief storytelling presentation. These include:

  • Plan images to create a narrative
  • Find supplementary material – data, music, links
  • Edit for brevity and impact

Carolyn is retired from a career in newspaper journalism and corporate communications. She regularly worked with professional photographers to prepare words and pictures to inform and entertain audiences. She is a past board member of Fort Worth Camera Club and manages the club website.