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A website where particpants post a story in 5 picture frames

Guidelines for Telling a Story

Guidelines are for narrative.

A story has characters in action with a beginning, middle, and an ending. A lot of information can be given in a single photograph- location, time, and atmosphere aid viewer imagination. Pack as many story telling elements in one photograph as possible to develop an action.

1st photo: establish characters and location.

2nd photo: create a situation with possibilities of what might happen.

3rd photo: involve the characters in the situation.

4th photo: build to probable outcomes

5th photo: have a logical, but surprising, end.

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