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    In the comments below:  Prove that a picture is worth a thousand words by telling us a love story about electronics using only photos. 

     

    The most captivating story that uses only photos wins Ben's Heck's Portable Raspberry Pi Photo Booth!

     

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    You've seen it before. 

     

    A great photo that evokes an emotional response and stays with you long after its taken away from you. 

     

    If you grew up with Life magazine then you know what I'm talking about.  Life magazine was the first all-photographic magazine in America. 

     

    One of its most famous photos was captured by the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt.  It portrays US navy sailor grabbing and kissing a stranger on Victory over Japan Day in Times Square in New York.

     

    Ask any photographer and they'll tell you that photography is its own language and simply another means of communication.  Its a picture language and the newest version of the oldest form of graphic communication.

     

    The purpose of a photo can be to inform, glamorize, open new realms of discovery, preserve and catalog knowledge or facts, entertain, and as a means of self expression.

     

    Visual storytelling is a way of arranging photographs, either chronologically or in a series, with the aim of infecting the viewers vision and mind. 

     

    A photograph has all the elements that go into storytelling.  The means by which people understand the world around them.  A photograph can be used to convey a mood, an emotion, ideas, narrative, and message.

     

    Here are some photos from How Were You 'Bit by the Bug' of Engineering & Technology? that you could use as inspiration:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Share your Electronics Love Story using only photos in the comments below. Feel free to use as many photos as it takes to tell your story, combine video with photo, arrange photos in a series, arrange photos in a slideshow, use color or black and white, or any combination of color or black and white.  You are free to post a single image or as many images as you like to tell your story.   You can use captions but try to avoid using words as much as possible.

     

     

    Directions:

    Step 1:  Log in or register on element14, it's easy and free.

    Step 2: Post in the comments section below.

    Step 3:  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!  We will accept entries until 3:00pm CDT June 18, 2018 and announce our winner June 25th, 2018. If you need something to do between now and then make sure to check out what is happening This week on element14 Community, or watch more Ben at element14.com/TBHS.