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Working on a project for school. We're doing a 5 shot narrative series but its not just a sequence of successive pictures that are like a storyboard, but they still tell a story.

My idea is to take the different aspects of who my wife is, a wife, a mother, a student and so on. I can't quite think of good ways of setting up good shots that have strong composition at least as far as the perspective of it is. One of the ideas I have is to have a consistent over the shoulder shot with a shallow depth of field where it focuses on what she's doing and just leaves her a little blurred in the foreground. The other idea would be to just shoot scene style but I dont know if I can get the composition to be good enough compared to just a snapshot.

Any ideas? I've got a couple weeks to get this shot and printed before it's due and since we just got the assignment today I want to get a solid head start on it.
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My advice is to make them candids. Meaning, don't pose her for the shot. Some of the best shots, especially for the mother part, are going to come in the moment rather than being posed for a certain composition. As weird as it sounds, I suggest keeping your camera on you while you're with your wife and taking shots as you see them. For me, that's how those little "aha" moments come about. If I"m shooting landscapes or inanimate objects, I'll stop and think about the composition, but if it's people, I want it natural and not forced. Give it a try and see what you come up with the next few days.
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My advice is to make them candids. Meaning, don't pose her for the shot. Some of the best shots, especially for the mother part, are going to come in the moment rather than being posed for a certain composition. As weird as it sounds, I suggest keeping your camera on you while you're with your wife and taking shots as you see them. For me, that's how those little "aha" moments come about. If I"m shooting landscapes or inanimate objects, I'll stop and think about the composition, but if it's people, I want it natural and not forced. Give it a try and see what you come up with the next few days.
Thanks for the reply, I think I have a couple of the shots in mind that I want to do, one of which is her either doing my daughter's hair or maybe kneeling and putting a bandaid on her knee, semi setup but still shot candidly. I think I'm going to just have to test a couple shots and go from there.
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