Sometime you happen to shoot one image and it already tells a story. Failing that, a more bullet-proof way to present a narrative is to shoot a collection of photos, as opposed to one technically perfect and visually beautiful photo, argues Darren Rowse.
The collection should include a variety of angles and perspectives, e.g.: setting the scene shot introducing the scene and subject(s); mid-range shots using a wider angle; powerful portraits; close-up shots of little details; 'outside-of-the-box' shots using unusual perspective or angle; action shots; closing shots offering the audience a sense of closure.
This makes a lot of sense, whether you shoot a wedding, an events or a character study. All you need is a blog to present your photographic stories to the world...
Many photographers concentrate on leaving a shoot with that one glorious image. However, it is rare that a single picture is powerful enough to tell a larger story. Regardless of the technical expertise of a photograph, most people find storytelling images more captivating. Viewers want to attach themselves to a photograph and invest in a greater narrative.