Blog Posts – What to write

You blog should have both words and images. What is the story behind your photographs? How did you choose to shoot your story? Writing about your images is an opportunity to show us what you have been thinking about, what motivated you, and how thoughtful you are as a photographer.

7th October 1939: American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961) works at his typewriter while sitting outdoors, Idaho (Photo by Lloyd Arnold/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

So, with each blog post you need two paragraphs (3-5 sentences each):

  1.  Write about the content of your images. What is the story? Who, what, where and when? What is the meaning of this place to the people there, and / or to you personally? What is the story you were trying to tell? What did you learn about the subject while on location? Why is it important for us to see?
  2. Write about the style of your photography. Why did you approach your subject in this way? Highlight your choices as a photographer: Angle, color, proximity to subject (distance), framing, details. Did you call attention to yourself when shooting (interact with your subject) or were you more of a “fly on the wall?” Did you go in with a plan (a list of shots you wanted), or discover visually as you spent time on location? What were the problems visually and how did you solve them?