Being a dominant visual person myself over auditory or kinesthetic (touch) I think I can very well address the topic of pictures. And also being a profuse reader EVERYWHERE I just wanted to say to everyone,
Be Extra Careful With Picture Worth A Thousand Words.
Pictures truly tell a massive story all alone with one snapshot of time. Now whether you are reading the story correctly or not, that is the rub. We take photos of people, relationships, places, events, landscapes, interesting things, boring things, etc. SNAP SNAP SNAP we go with our cameras.
And while we talk here a lot about real estate and with photos taking good exterior and interior shots with good lighting, angle, de-cluttered rooms, enough megapixels etc. I think enough posts have been written about don't take pictures with garbage cans on the lawn or the pickup truck in the driveway. But if you do, a picture says a thousand words or lack of pictures (just one) says maybe the inside of the house is a MESS! But instead with my caution I wanted to focus on LIFE photos. Gosh there even was a whole magazine called LIFE that specialized in photos. What do we need to keep in mind with these thousand word storyboards?
Are you conveying what you want to say? Who is your audience? Will different people READ it different ways?
Be careful, careful, careful with your photos.... I cannot stress that enough. Color or black and white or shading or bordering or special post processing effects all put out a FEELING. Think ahead of the EMOTIONAL impact of those thousand words. What are people reading right? What may be confusing? A surprise element in a picture holds interest. Pictures go out on to the Internet, social media, or attachments in email. They are EASILY shared and forwarded around the world in an instant.
Are you inspiring or depressing people? Are you lifting them up or crushing them with your message? Do they gain understanding or are left confused? Is your intent to make them happy or some will find what you show them sad?
I have always had a knack for sprinkling amidst my words supported by matching pictures.
Happiness in life whether from children, pets, adults, some event have always been my favorite pictures.
There is too much negative energy in the world as it is from irritable and grumpy and downright not good people.
Be sure you are sharing the "light within" you most often helping other people to feel good about themselves. There's enough tragedy and darkness without any of us adding any more of it with our photos. We don't need any more photos of someone at a party passed out from over drinking on the floor.
If you have made ONE more person smile today vs. making them cry with your photo, I feel it has been a very good day in the world.
Just THINK before you post, what you are doing. You're telling a story of 1,000 words.