If you’ve been following me and my podcast, Adventures in Creativity, you’ll have heard me talk about the idea of finding a way to take a more cinematic approach to my photography.
I wanted to share a few quick sketches I made while trying to bring more of a storytelling and cinematic feel to my work.
The idea of what makes a “cinematic” photograph is so much more than just a crop and slapping a trendy filter on the image.
If you want to hear more about my thought process on what goes into truly cinematic photographs please go check out my good friend Antonio’s podcast, Switch To Manual. I had the honor of being a guest once again and we talk about a cinematic approach to still photography in the episode “Cinematic”. Sure, I’m probably biased, but it’s a great listen.
That being said the crop and colors DO play a roll in the process, but like anything else they are tools to use. No one says you have to use every tool in your toolbox on every project, the same applies for photography.
As I mentioned, these are purely some sketches. Virtually untouched in post processing and are just small sized jpegs transferred from my Fujifilm X-T2 to my phone and run through the RNI Films app with just a one click film preset applied. By no means are these a “finished product”, rather I just wanted to share a bit of the behind the scenes sketches that will hopefully lead to a better understanding and more powerful images as I progress.
My question to you, my friends, is this. When you look at these, do they stir any sort of emotional connection? Does your mind start putting together a bit of a story behind the photos? What story, if any, are you finding in the sketches? Drop your response in the comments, I’d love to hear what you have to say.