I learned a new dance today. It only has five steps so even those of you with two left feet can do it. You can sing along with me: Wide, medium, tight, tight, tight. Repeat! Wide, medium, cha-cha-cha.
That’s the dance each visual journalist should be doing when covering a story. This tip was given to me by Kieran Foster, the VP Strategic Alliances at VeriCorder. Kieran has an extensive background in visual story telling and this mantra is his way of teaching people to shoot just as they see, whether it’s stills or video:
When you enter a situation, you look at the overall scene,
Wide, medium, tight, tight, tight.