Photographers are not just artists, but storytellers. A single image can make a powerful statement and highlight an important issue, but one photo on its own is often not enough to tell a complete story. This is why a photo series can be so powerful.
Shooting a large body of photos and then narrowing a project down to include only the strongest images can help you provide a story with some background, demonstrate clearly who or what is affected by an issue, and document changes over a longer period of time.
But how do you go about shooting the right images, selecting your strongest ones and then compiling them into a cohesive photo series? To provide some insights into what it takes to produce a compelling photo series, we spoke to nature and wildlife photographer Felix Rome.
His photo series “Wild Knight” is a combination of a photo projects that focus on the wilderness and various species of wildlife on the West Coast of Canada. The resulting photo book won the Bob Books Photo Book of the Month competition in October of last year. Here are some of his insights on how to plan a long-term photo project and design a photobook.