This morning, in the weee hours before a California sunrise, it occurred to me why I like digital stories so much as a method of communication.  Digital Storytelling can be a mighty bridge.  An effective way to get folks to see your point of view, folks who may not typically see things from your perspective. During my 16 year tenure as a leader of a non-profit cultural arts center, I can remember many situations when, if I were armed with an effective 2 minute digital story, the results of those situations may have turned out differently…and by differently, I mean better. And by better, I mean more funding, more partnerships, more understanding.

Until humans can communicate 100 words in a second, photographic images remain one of the best ways to get a point across. And if you can put powerful images together in a story that has three acts and an effective and concise call to action, then you have the chance to bridge your intentions with your viewers. And by viewers, I mean benefactors.

Be the bridge! And send me some effective digital stories so I can highlight them for you and share with my readers!

By the way, a few of you have asked me about this featured image of the bridge, I took it yesterday on the bay in San Diego and I used the Camera+ App on my iPhone (cost $.99) to first take the image, then apply 3 filters, each on top of the other…in this order:

1.) Saturation filter in “the Lab”

2.) Cross Process filter in “Filter”

3.) Frame “Dark Grit”

(I always frame last, that’s just how I roll!)

-grace-anne

send me some of your favorite images from your iPhone and/or digital stories to: gracealfiero@gmail.com!

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