Documentary photography

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Documentary photography is meant to provide an accurate representation of people, places, and events. The key word here is accurate. While documentary photographs are often impactful and emotion generating they won’t show the wildly distorted angles or colors found in other styles. Monochrome/sepia to create a mood or add emphasis to other features is sometimes done. Vignetting an image, a darkening of the borders of the photograph is another common choice but these two techniques are often as f Grey Gardens Documentary, Blackfish Documentary, Documentary Poster, Fashion Documentaries, Photography Storytelling, Documentary Filmmaking, Photo Documentary, Storytelling Photography, Photography Resources

Documentary Photography Basics: A Crash Course

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Julie Shank
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Documentary Photography for Storytelling Photos

When you're stuck at home and nothing much is going on, getting photos can be tricky... that's where documentary photography comes in.

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Mona Lisa Christensen
PNW + Colorado Documentary Style Photographer | Hannah Kutner on Instagram: "I could write a love letter to the Oregon Coast. It felt right to document two kids in love here - careless, free, - skipping, and dancing like the coast is endless. It’s so beautiful to watch real life. To take a step back. To be present. My style of photography has changed my life - I’ve never felt life was so beautiful. I move throughout my day - I feel like I’m watching a movie. I dance in the kitchen. I feel like I’m in a movie. I watch two strangers share a coffee, they share a laugh, the light gleams in - I feel like I’m watching a movie. I sing with my sister - I feel like I’m watching a movie. I’ve learned quite well how to romanticize life. I’ve learned to dance more and spin in the park like I do with Movie Like Photography, Movie Style Photography, Motion Pictures Aesthetic, Documentary Style Photography Couple, Documentary Photography Couples, Documentary Photography Ideas, How To Take Pictures, Love Like The Movies, Move With Love

Movie Like Photography

PNW + Colorado Documentary Style Photographer | Hannah Kutner on Instagram: "I could write a love letter to the Oregon Coast. It felt right to document two kids in love here - careless, free, - skipping, and dancing like the coast is endless. It’s so beautiful to watch real life. To take a step back. To be present. My style of photography has changed my life - I’ve never felt life was so beautiful. I move throughout my day - I feel like I’m watching a movie. I dance in the kitchen. I feel…

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Madeleine Warlow

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