The art of storytelling isn’t limited to words. It’s a collection of senses, of perfecting the ability to recreate a single moment and share the most interesting of a series of events through words, through imagery and most importantly, through the ability to captivate and stir other’s emotions in order to connect them to what you’ve experienced in a given situation.
We invited amigo + one of our favorite storytellers,Michael Weybret of Do Something Cool to launch the Outdoor Innovators series last week. He caught our attention by telling us about the best Snickers bar he’s ever had then reminded us of a few need to know basics of taking a pretty picture. But the most important thing he shared was the challenge to do more than just snap a photo.
To Michael, photo making isn’t about the picture its self, because anyone can capture a good photo. It’s about documenting a moment in time and using all of your senses to recreate the backstory through the images that you choose to share. Gear matters, setting matters, but most importantly, if you’re doing something interesting, you’ll have no other choice than to create a story worthy of telling.
We spent a 1/2 day with a rad group of San Diego creatives. Photographers, content creators + nomads of the liking. All who were challenged in various ways to get outside of their comfort zones, push their senses + ask themselves, “Why am I taking this photo. What do I want to say?” The results left us with creative conversation, lots of laughs + a collection of visual dialog to remind us that, Some Stories Inspire.
Thank you to Michael for leading a day to remember, our friends at WeWork B Street for hosting this rowdy group, the best bakers around town, Bread & Cie for filling our bellies and to Lattitude 33 Brewery for wrapping up the day with beers + cheers in the name of storytelling. Check out our pictorial below on how the day unfolded + if you’re curious of what stories the cool kids from our workshop created, check out #SOMESTORIESINSPIRE on Instagram to get a taste of what can happen when you apply Rule #1.
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