Creating Stronger Stories and Better Photographs

If it's true that most photographs are rooted in some type of narrative, then it's also true that powerful photographs tell a story—and those images engage us in ways others don’t. Capturing that sense of story isn’t easy, but it’s one of the best ways to make your photographs stronger.

National Geographic Traveler photographer Oded Wagenstein's The Visual Storyteller helps you learn how to anticipate the moments that contain a piece of story, and then string them together for an engaging visual tale . . . all using your own unique point of view.

Illustrated with beautiful photographs from Oded's worldwide travels, The Visual Storyteller provides valuable insights and practical exercises for finding and refining your voice, identifying subjects that make compelling portraits, and connecting with people to build relationships and trust. He also discusses gear, light, composition, approaching people, and offers detailed advice on how to get your photographs published, including an interview with Daphne Raz (National Geographic Editor-in-Chief).

Oded shares his personal process of the details behind the images in the book, including what he was trying to achieve and why he did or didn't succeed at what he hoped to get. And those insights from a National Geographic photographer? Are pure gold.

This is a 78-page downloadable PDF eBook.