I had another opportunity to share some of my story, passion, & purpose with about 100 High School students yesterday morning. My good friend Heidi gave me the same opportunity to speak to her class about a year ago. See the photographs and read about it here!
The focus of my 60-minute lecture yesterday was the power of visual storytelling.
Here are a few highlights:
1. We all have a story to tell.
2. Be curious.
3. The quality and/or intimacy of your story (photographs or words) is almost always proportionally related to how much your subject trusts you.
4. One of the greatest desires of our heart to be known. This is one reason people let or want you to tell their story.
5. Stay focused.
6. Be well researched. Know as much about your story/subject as possible.
7. Less is more.
The YouTube Star and Tony Hawk video stories that I shared during my lecture as well as more of our video’s from USA TODAY can be seen in High Def here.
Without a doubt the funniest question of the day was: “What is the difference between a photojournalist and a paparazzi?” I really enjoyed my time with you all. Thank you for hanging out with me Wednesday morning!
Students, I encourage you to leave a note here! Please share something from my lecture or photo/video stories that made an impact on you. I’m always curious to know what things are most interesting to you!