Tag: photographs

Photo memories

Photo memories

Call to mind a photograph of you as a child that is familiar to you. It may be one that hung on the wall of your home throughout your growing up years or possibly, an image of your young self you’ve recently seen for the first time. How old are you in the photograph?  What are you doing?  Who else…

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Writing with photographs, part two

Writing with photographs, part two

In last week’s post on Writing with Photographs, we talked about ways to look at photographs—how to systematically examine the photograph’s physical characteristics, inventory the image, listen for the story the picture has to tell and answer the basic who-what-where-when-why-how questions. Now, let’s focus our attention on what to do with the information gleaned from the study of our photographs.…

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Writing with photographs

Writing with photographs

Photographs are wonderful things, especially nowadays, if we actually take them out of our cameras and do something with them. I think of that commercial where a kid cannon-balls off the diving board and is forever stuck in midair, pleading with his mother to free him. I have a few hostages like that in my camera right now. Images of…

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