As I was reviewing the photos I choose to share last week, I realized something was missing. Technically they were good. They were informative but did not include a lot of storytelling.
Take the Westcott Building I posted on Friday. Lovely photo but very static. What you did not see were the people behind the fountain taking photos. The three of them, all graduates having finished the summer session at Florida State University, took turns posing in front of the fountain. What I like about this photo is the story it tells without having to read the photo’s caption.
The post about the Gateway Arch in St. Louis did have some human interest. If you call a photo of people’s rumps in the air looking out windows interesting. 😉 I know some of you were wondering how small those tram pods really are. Well, here is your answer.
Cozy, wasn’t it? Make sure you use plenty of deodorant if you plan on riding in these.
Of course, there is the ever popular You Were There vacation photo which are not very storytelling or even interesting to most people. They will make family members happy and is that not one of the reasons we love photography?
Whether you add your own family or include strangers, adding human interest will spice up your vacation and travel photography.