- Have a title for your body of work that captures the essence of the story while 'pulling' people in. Start with a working title which evolves as your project does.
- Provide sufficient text to your images to assist in the articulation of the visual story.
- Reading and research are an important component, but maintain enough fluidity and flexibility to not miss 'moments' when they occur.
- Get familiar with your subject.
- Edit to what is intelligible to the viewer – be mindful of developing an narrative that tells a compelling story. The standard yardstick applies – beginning, middle and end.
- Keep in mind that while it is important to ask for opinions on your work and your edits; it is critical to make your own statement and to keep your point of view. This brings about strength in your narrative.
Key points highlighted in the Workshops
Last week we held workshops in Cape Town and Johannesburg to support people that are looking at making a submission for this year's award. These were run in collaboration with the Cape Town School of Photography and the Market Photo Workshop. Some key points were made by the presenters around creating an enticing visual story or narrative.