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    This is an assignment for my Visual Storytelling class with Molly Flanagan through The Define School. Out of curiosity, which picture isn’t necessary to tell the story? I love to learn and would love your perspective. All images are SOOC (straight out of the camera) without editing. Looking forward to more of these posts in the future.

    Blessings sweet friends,

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    Theresa M.

    I think they are all necessary for the story. Great job!

    4 May 2013 at 9:19 pm Reply
    Jeff Meyerson

    I have been going back and forth on the last two and trying to figure out if you need both.

    4 May 2013 at 9:24 pm Reply

    The picture of her crying broke my heart!! I thought the picture of her leaving the docs maybe wasn’t necessary maybe… I think you did a great job telling the story through pictures. Sending you hugs.

    5 May 2013 at 1:42 am Reply

      Me, too Tracey. I put my camera down for a few minutes at this point. This reaction was more than just a shot/blood draw, as she was told she needed to grow more. There’s a much bigger story in this picture than all the others. That’s why I wanted to include it, but I asked her for permission.
      She loves to write, so she said, “Well you have to include that one.” Sweet, sweet girl.

      5 May 2013 at 6:52 am Reply

    Great story and it’s amazing how the photos tell the story without words. I think they all work to tell the story but if you really wanted to cut one, maybe the third last one of her walking out the door.
    Great job!

    5 May 2013 at 3:27 am Reply

      I agree Kirstyn and almost cut that picture out. The reason I didn’t was for variety. The two pictures before and the two pictures after were more detailed, close in shots. The picture of her walking out included more of the environment and wide angle.
      Thanks for your input. This was really fun, but much harder than it looked. It took me a couple of hours to eliminate 10 others.

      5 May 2013 at 6:54 am Reply
    Ellie Augustin

    Yes I agree all the pictures were part of the story. Loved all the angles and how each picture was a part of a puzzle.

    5 May 2013 at 7:10 am Reply

    I love this….well not the sad doctor part but the fact that the story really was told through pictures from what was happening to the emotions taht go along with it. I was going to say the unnecessary one was the walking out the door also but I see your point on the different perspective…..I want to see the 10 that were cut :) . I need to add something like this to my todo list.

    5 May 2013 at 7:20 am Reply
    cathy stolze

    This was cool Jenny.
    The picture of her crying sent me back to a moment in the Dr.’s office with my now 19 year old. She was 16 and the Dr. told her she would need ACL surgery and she would not be playing soccer. When he left, she broke into tears and I couldn’t fix it. All I could do was be there. Oh, the ups and downs of life.
    I would keep all the pictures. I don’t know why, but I really like the plant in the picture of her leaving, haha
    Good job.

    5 May 2013 at 1:44 pm Reply

    Really interesting assignment Jenny.

    Agree about the comment about helping kids with the constant ups and downs of life. Seems that life is a constant rollercoaster of emotions and events.

    Thanks for sharing.

    5 May 2013 at 2:26 pm Reply

    Great assignment! I think all the pictures are needed to tell the story, I think the one of her leaving the office moves into the next pictures nicely. That’s very brave of you Emily!

    5 May 2013 at 6:27 pm Reply

    Jenny this is a wonderful post. I think you need all of these – as the whole story from waiting to walking, the simple tests to the tough ones. Great moments to capture. I wish you did have a little bit of your commentary along with the images though – as I do love the extra bit of information you can gain from the narrator of the story, too!

    6 May 2013 at 4:12 pm Reply

    jenny these are great! and she is really beautiful!!

    7 May 2013 at 5:26 pm Reply

    Oh Jenny great photos. The crying pic tugged at my heart. Especially cuz the visit included a quick spinal check for scoliosis. Which for me at 13 years started ajourney that I still deal with. So I was imagining all kinds of conversations that might have preceded the tears. I love how you ended this chapter of the story – with ice cream. Hmm, what photo is less important – maybe the one going out door. But I can see that photo as meaning more than the physical is over, but on to the next chapter of life. Hard to choose.

    8 May 2013 at 11:34 am Reply
    Melissa Crosby

    If I had to choose one to cut, I think I would go with the one following the nurse in the hall. The rest tell the story of where she is well enough. Very interesting assignment.

    9 May 2013 at 7:07 pm Reply
    Sue Triggs-Rhuda

    These photos are great Jenny, what camera did you take them with? The one of her crying was so tough! I think the one of her washing her hands would be the one to drop. I laughed when I got to the ice cream one! See you in Gearhart?

    19 May 2013 at 10:02 am Reply


    10 July 2013 at 6:14 pm Reply

    Miss you. Hope you are having a wonderful summer.

    12 August 2013 at 8:08 am Reply

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