4 ways to use photos in your multimedia stories

As you plan your multimedia story, you have to decide which tools (video, audio, photos, graphics, etc.) would best tell each part of the story. The web is a visual medium, so be sure to include photos.

  • Use photos to replace 1,000 words, not as accessories to words. Text and photos should complement each other visually, as well as in their content.
  • Don't be afraid to put text directly on your photos.
  • Photos can be used individually, to set a mood or introduce a story or section of a story.
  • Photos can be used sequentially, to tell a story with a slide show or timeline.

Taken from Five Steps to Multimedia Storytelling, a self-directed course by Jane Stevens at Poynter NewsU.

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    Vicki Krueger

    Vicki Krueger has worked with The Poynter Institute for more than 20 years in roles from editor to director of interactive learning and her current position as marketing communications manager.

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