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The Image Story: A Website that Dives Into the Story Behind Incredible Photographs

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The saying goes: a picture is worth a thousand words. I certainly agree with this sentiment, but there’s more to it. For every thousand words the photograph is worth, there’s three thousand explaining how the image came to be.

We’ve all had that moment when we’re browsing through some photographs online and the questions hit us. How did someone capture this photo? What gear did they use for this? What was their inspiration? How did they plan it?

Well, for moments like this, there’s now a beautifully designed resource called The Image Story.

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The Image Story is a website that tells the entire before, during and after story behind a photograph. But it goes far beyond just giving one facet of the image, every part of the process is revealed: where it was taken, what was used to take it, what the concept was, what post-production went into it… everything.

The website is also beautifully designed and streamlined so it’s easy to use. The images themselves are organized in a grid format, with the story behind the image presented in two-columns: the basic info to the left and the photographers’ stories on the right.

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There are already many inspirational images up on the site for you to learn about. And if you’re looking to submit your own photograph and story, The Image Story also offers a page specifically for submissions.

Click here to take a look at some of the interesting, unique, and sometimes downright incredible stories behind how some great photographs were taken. And once you’ve done that, don’t forget to let us know what you think of the concept and which of the images (and stories) are your favorite.

(via Imaging Resource)