This post is specifically designed for a client (Hi Steph!!!) who wants to decide between a few photo combo variations for her storyboards.
Drum roll please…
3 Photos – Version A
My Comments: These are the photos you chose. You can only choose 1 horizontal photo, but you chose 2 horizontal photos and 1 vertical photo for the 3-photo format. Thus, I had to do some cropping, thereby creating a ‘zoomed in’ look of you and z. I think it is okay, but in my opinion, it doesn’t seem balanced with the photo of dad and z.
3 Photos – Version B
My Comments: I replaced the photo of you and z with a vertical photo that I like! :) I think this photo shows emotion… tenderness. And I like that it balances out the entire storyboard bec you both are looking at z. It has more of a “story”. The photos in this version also fit better. (In version A, the photos are slightly off-center because the photo of you and z was originally a horizontal one.) I like this one better…
3 Photos – Version C
My Comments: In this version, I used a different photo of dad and z. Even though z isn’t looking at the camera like in the other photo, I think it’s lovely to see h’s smiling face! He is so handsome, and you can really see his features here! I also think z looks especially adorable. Look at that grin! (Note: If you choose this version, I will do a little more tweaking with the photo of z and h to trim out the distracting pant cuff at the bottom of the photo.)
My Comments: This version includes a photo of z. However, the photo you chose of z is a horizontal photo, so I had to crop a lot of it to make it fit. And I think it worked out! The close up creates more of a ‘mood’ and also reveals z’s features better than the original. Note that the photos are smaller for a 4 photo style storyboard, so the version you choose depends on your preference. The thin black outline represents where the frame would be, so you get a sense of the size of the photos in your storyboard.
My favorites are Version C (of 3 photos) and the 4 photo format. But what do YOU think?