In Conclusion by Terry Schmidbauer
In Conclusion, a photo by Terry Schmidbauer on Flickr.

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This is the final image in this series. This was actually an assignment for an online photo class called Developing Your Style as a Photographer – by Ted Forbes. The subject for the final session was storytelling.
My intention in this series was not to literally tell a story but to photograph with a sense of purpose and convey the feeling of a story in the photos. Going thru the process of coming up with an idea, scheduling a model and dealing with the lighting situations was a challenge but in the end, it was very rewarding. I ended up with a series of photographs that have a common theme to connect them and not just some portraits shot at the mall.
This class wasn’t about how to take a photo; it was about why to take a photo. It was about thinking about your art and make visual decision based on those thoughts. It was about how to create images that mean something. It was a great experience, thanks Ted!