I take photos for quite some time now, and I still have not decided what sort of photos I want to take. I have not even decided if I want to decide. I like this and that. But I always liked those cinematic looking photos, be it selfies or other photos that tell a story, more or less detailed properties in the frame, interesting lighting, somehow mood-transporting. So when +Morgana Creely
offerd a mentorship Single Frame: An Introduction to Cinematic Storytelling
as part of the +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers
, I was all for it.
Half of the six weeks were more or less theory: What is out there, what type of movies exist, what makes a photo cinematic
, what styles do I like, what would stories be I'd like to tell, and, most important, how. Then it was time for the practical part, shoot a photos that we described first (gosh, that's something I need to practice!), shoot a picture telling a story without any people in it, and shoot a photo how we see us as a storyteller.
Along the mentorship I learned, or let's say, got a hint of the basics, how to layout and plan a shoot ahead, how important lighting is, how important the little things
are in a cinematic shot.
I want to thank +Morgana Creely
for mentorship, the very helpful video assignments and extra background info links about movies, makers and lighting.
This was my third mentorship here on G+. All of them were really good and a lot of fun. If you are interested in doing a mentorship you should consider following +G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers
and watch for announcements about new mentorships. All of them are free!