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The character in the story

This month on The Art of Storytelling Facebook page, we are focusing on The Character in the Story.

Whether through individual details like idiosyncrasies, activities, fashion and expressions
or through universal themes and motifs, we want to see how you build character in your images.


My main subjects, my kids, are some serious characters, and I love to capture their individual personalities.

My daughter is hilarious, a risk-taker and super determined — this girl never gives up!
She rarely slows down, unless it’s to sleep or spend time lining up 3 full tins of bandaids on her legs.

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My son is social, curious and energetic, but he slows down often because his imagination draws him into details.
He hones in on the beauty of nature, getting lost in a swirl of oil in a water puddle or the changing shapes of the clouds.

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In addition to their individual personalities, I like to use elements to highlight common childhood themes.

Bright and primary colors to express the whimsy of childhood

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Scale or negative space to highlight a little kid in a big world
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Movement to express the carefree nature of childhood

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We can’t wait to meet the characters in your life through your own images!
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